On Friday I brought some new bookmarks out to The Pickle Dish in Carleton Place - a fabric shop and more. Jan really liked the new fabric ribbon embroidered ones and took them all to sell in her shop.
Ribbonsmyth and dyed some ribbons. This little kit contained 4 basic colours - a red, green, blue and yellow - and I was able to mix them to create some really nice colours. It came with lots of instructions, recipes, and pipettes. It was so easy to do - just a plastic container in the microwave for 1-3 minutes and voila!! I dried them in minutes under the lilac tree, ironed them and soon had a little bag of lovely silk ribbon.
The last two weeks was also a time for getting things done. I finished my first little hooked rug this week - hooked in the last few yarns, folded back the raw edges and sewed a one inch binding on the back to secure it. It was waiting to be finished off for awhile but in the last two weeks I have tackled some major unfinished business - cleaning my office, buying a car, booking some work on my eaves, so why not tackle some UFOs.
And now for something completely different. This year my serviceberry bush had copious amounts of berries. I had to do some research to find out just what this bush was because the birds and squirrels gobbled the berries like there was no tomorrow.....next year I plan to get in on the act too.
|This young blue jay actually sidled up to the chipmunk and was begging to be fed|
|But it was too busy filling its face with juicy berries|
|Eventually mom or dad appeared and role modelled for the youngsters how to pick their own berries|
|The squirrels ate them by the handfuls|
|sometimes hanging upside down - don't try this at home|
|Cardinals and robins were able to eat them on the fly but they were too fast for me to snap a picture|