Oh, this is going to be a busy month

It has been a retched month already for being over worked and busy.  There really hasn’t been time for sewing.  On Saturday, I had to work in the morning (which is not usual for me).  We were doing gardening and planting flowers (gosh, I hate manual labor).  I had every intention of coming home at noon, making lunch and sewing madly.  Nope.  I got home, had a bath, ate leftovers, had a nap and then moved to the couch and didn’t move.

One thing about gardening is it does make you aware of the plant life around you.  In my walk from my car to the house, I did notice that my yard is exploding with the joy of spring.  I snapped a couple of photos and then after my nap I played around with my photo filter app.  I give you my yard:

My pine tree has these purple "flowers" on them.

My pine tree has these purple “flowers” on them.

I used a filter that I hoped would give the glorious illusion of a heavenly beam of light.  Looks more like my tree is under water!

Impressionist Irises

Impressionist Irises

I’d hang that one on my wall.

Bye for now.  Enjoy your Sunday.  I hope I have some sewing to show you tomorrow!

Feather and faux fur Friday

Before I begin my usual Friday installment I must share my good news!  The “currently in storage” Canadian Costume Museum is bringing out a few of its dresses for a weekend in May.  This weekend is called Open Doors and it is a day that historic buildings open their doors to the public.  The CCM is currently packed up in a vault in a historic building that is frequently rented out for weddings.  In honor of that fact, CCM is showcasing wedding gowns through the decades and I have been asked if I’d do the Victorian dresses!  Mercy!  I will be there unless I am in an Emergency ward bleeding out of a major artery!  I hope they aren’t expecting me to get those dress on the mannequins in a timely fashion ’cause you’s knows I’ll be ogling every flipping seam on those things!  And if they let me take photographs (flashless of course) and if they let me post them here, I will be SHARING!

Now, on to my less exciting usual material.  I have a man-made lake across from my house and I love it in the spring/summer/fall.  We have Canadian Geese, Mallards, Gulls and occasionally Pelicans that hang out there.

While Ginger and I were out for our walk we saw geese.

She is only ignoring them because she knows she can't catch them.

Close up of geese.

Ahhh so majestic! That is why they are called CANADIAN geese 🙂

A mass of mallards….

But what is this?  Faux fur?

Now that is ugly!

There is an apartment block next to the lake and apparently they don’t like the geese over these so they have these ugly brutes all over their lawn!

It is fur Friday

It can’t all be about my little sweetie…How about the time we took our Seniors at work to the zoo.  We went to see the lions and got a bit more than we expected!

Get a room!

Actually, it was kinda cute seeing my folks three days later telling their friends and families about the lions…. “and then Mr Lion climbed on Mrs Lion and he bit her head”.  That is a red-letter day when I can give them something they have never experienced.  It’s the new stuff that puts the spice in our lives!