Monday, July 22, 2013

How was your weekend ?

 How was your weekend? I had a pretty good weekend , the weather was great for the most part and it was a perfect time to go for a picnic to one of our favorite spots at a provincial park beside Locheal  Lake . You know it is kind of sad that not many people take advantage of these wonderful parks to enjoy a meal outdoors and sit and relax and enjoy the surroundings . I love it and picnics are my favorite way to spend a summer day.
This is just below our picnic table , the water was a little wavy as there was a gentle breeze for which I was thankful as it keeps the mosquitoes away ;-)
Just up the road on Lochaber Lake I spotted these lilypads in bloom, aren't they gorgeous .
A little closer inspection , this was as close as I could get without actually wading in the water . Aren't the shape of the leaves pretty .
This is also Lochaber Lake , a beautiful area with lots of boaters , canoers etc.
Bill's cousin has a cottage on the lake and this is his cookhouse , wouldn't you love to own this , I would be cooking out here all summer . Very inviting for sure :-)

 Also on the weekend Bill and I went on a little adventure through the woods to the river and along the way I spotted this lovely patch of ferns , have I told you I love ferns , well I do :-) Our little adventure eventually brough us here to the river , it was worth the trek to see this .
and from the other angle
It was a lovely walk , a little rough in sections but I brought along a walking stick . Oh and at one point a deer cleared the path right in front of me , it must have been a buck as it gave quite a snort .
I am not sure what these little blooms are but they were very tiny and rather cute.
Then there is this trout pond , it is on the property that we took the walk through , I also love ponds especially when they are surrounded by cattails .
Since I last posted I have done a little sewing and made not one but two bags , would you like to see them ?
Using some of the same fabrics as the last bag and just sewing until I had enough to make the right size for a bag this is the result. I really love this one and I picked up that vintage tiny runner at the thrift store when looking for hankies , perfect for this bag ! Here is a closer look .
When you get me started on bags I don't know when to stop and going through my stash I came across this fabric that I knew I would just have to do something with now. I had borrowed a pattern from the guild library and it is called Coast to Coast Handbag by Vanilla House .
I had the handles on hand and they were the right shade for this fabric . I used a batik for the lining in the same shade of blue in the fabric , I love it.
I know this is getting a little picture heavy but I also want to share two postcards I made yesterday . I signed up for an exchange that requires you to use lime green and purple , I couldn't resist . My first attempt was this flower but I felt the purple looked more like blue .
but this one fit the theme well I thought, what do you think?
Fun to make but then I think I am hooked on postcards , what do you think?
Thanks for stopping by today and hope your day is a great one.
hugs Sheila

23 comments:

  1. I have officially made one postcard now, and I can't wait to make more! Yours are beautiful, and were a great motivation to me. I love picnics, too, unless it's too hot. THanks for taking us along on your walk, to see more of your pretty scenery.

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  2. A summer picnic and walk sounds idyllic! Your bags are beautiful, I especially love the one with the doily, it goes perfectly. Lovely postcards too. xx

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  3. Beautiful scenic views Sheila and your bags are awesome

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  4. The scenic views are beautiful and there aren't many other people which is lovely. So are your postcards; so pretty.

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  5. Love the photos of your trip - what a lovely place to spend time

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  6. Those little blooms are called Indian Pipes!! Aren't they something?? Nice place to picnic. Yesterday was very windy up here in CB, but today was a 10!! Those bags are just beautiful! I have to go back and take another look.

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  7. lovely spots you found in your walk... and so great to see you using preloved fabric in that bag... so pretty... and great postcards...
    Hugz

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  8. What a beautiful spot for a picnic, glad you got out and enjoyed it!

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  9. Looks like you had a great weekend Sheila. Lovely pictures..and I would love to have that beautiful stove...and your bags!!! Very very nice bags. I had 2 of our grandsons and their puppies for the weekend. We had a wonderful time....took them swimming at the beach...then to Mary's Point....a bird sanctuary and hiking trail...they played in the mud...the dogs stayed home....lol

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  10. Beautiful photos! Love the one with the waterlilies.

    Your bags are gorgeous!

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  11. those pics are awesome Sheila you live in such a pretty part of the world and boy those bags are gorgeous as is your 2 postcards,you are a very clever lady,well done Sheila.xx

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  12. Sheila, your bags and postcards are gorgeous! You are just so talented! Love your photography too!

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  13. Love your photos. The cottage is gorgeous. Two lovely bags and 2 sweet postcards. You have been busy. Hugs......

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  14. Such a beautiful place and your sewing is as fabulous as ever.

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  15. Such a beautiful place and your sewing is as fabulous as ever.

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  16. Beautiful scenery! I love to picnic too!

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  17. It looks like a gorgeous place for a picnic.

    Your bags and postcards are beautiful too.

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  18. Looks like a beautiful place for a hike and picnic Sheila! I love that cookhouse, how fun and your purses are adorable!

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  19. What a lovely way to spend the day! Thanks so much for sharing the photos, they brightened my morning which was just what I needed. Being outside with wonderful scenery to look at feeds the soul.
    I like the postcards, you do such a nice job.
    Enjoy your day,
    Judy

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  20. yes, I think you are hooked on postcards but it is ok because you make some really fun and pretty ones. Instant gratification too. :0)
    gorgeous nature photos. I do like the ferns too.

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  21. Just beautiful pictures....lovely bags.

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