Category Archives: Montreal

Whoa! Nine Months Passed

Where does time go? There has been a wedding in Montreal. Which was fantastic.  The food was amazing.

Winter brought rain —  glorious rain.  Which produced a small crop of potatoes in the compost pile.Potato crop 001.JPG which I turned into a lovely little potato salad.  The figs look like they will produce a bumper crop of figs.Garden figs 022I planted tomatoes and artichokes and the herb garden is quite healthy. Temperatures are heating up with Summer waining.  July 4th was just here, now past and moving forward. The birds and the butterflies are returning. I even saw an orange dragon fly the other day.

Hope your July is looking good,

Joanne

 

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Quilting Autumn

The days are cooling down, it is hard to tell though because one day it is hot and the next it’s cool, then it’s hot and believe it or not it actually rained.  I was even able to pull our feral cat from her windowsill perch into the house and put her in a kennel in the garage. feed-me-001

There she stayed very content for two days. I left the cage door open yesterday. I think she looked out and decided it was much too wet to go outside. Today I repeated the process and after her lunch she ventured out. Not sure what she got next was what she expected. This week at the Marine Air Station about four miles from the house there will be a big air show this weekend. The Blue Angels are practicing and the airplane noise is very loud and frightening. She went and hid. I hope tonight I can catch her again. For the poor animals it is like firecrackers going off.

Even though it was a pretty mild summer not much quilting happened. More than anything I had a lot of false starts. I have a lot of orphan blocks in wild colors without a home. My studio is upstairs and it can get too hot during the summer to work there.

Most of my time was spent getting ready for a late summer wedding. A beautiful bride Linda with her father.

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Announcing Mr. and Mrs. — so happy and thrilled to be finally joined in their journey.

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I had little to do with the planning of the wedding. I shopped for a dress and shoes, made travel arrangements and enjoyed the beauty of the event. The beautiful Linda did an amazing job of organizing everything.

I attended the Bridal shower in Montreal where there were games canada-009

Contests

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and gifts

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I also got to do a little touring while I was there — the Lavender Flower Fields. Rain poured down and I stood on the outside porch and I totally enjoyed that too since we had very little rain last year.

 

It was long awaited wedding and we are very happy that they are so very happy.

Now back to work.