Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Beloved Visitors


My parents, ages 79 and 80, drove up from Myrtle Beach area and here they are on our 8 mile bike along the St John river here in Fredericton NB.

They love our province. We had a too quick visit of 7 days. Mom suffers  debilitating fear at times over covid— both spreading it or getting it. It’s a miracle she got here and a gift that she enjoyed it. 

I’m so blessed to have flexible work, so we had most hours together. 

           The two small stones are all that is left of a hundred? or so who decided to establish Fredericton in mid 1700’s. Apparently most died of exposure. All they had were tents and make shift huts. The cold would have been brutal here. I find it troubling that the modern stone delineating this place is a mess. I’ve a keen interest in old graves, their art and the history they supply. 
This church is in the country beside an apple orchard. Dad, ma and I picked a big bag. The resulting applesauce was amazing. 

I put down my Hollow-ween rug to create a dog rug for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I didn’t have the proper rust colour for “Stella” so I married colours in the dye bath yesterday and it worked very well.
 Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Amazing Women

Autumnal Greetings!!!Front yard now

This fantastic mat, approximately 15x18 was hooked in 10 days by a woman in Reach. Reach is a day program for those suffering from mental disorders. She takes a sharpie and sketches a few lines onto her backing and then grabs colours. This is an accurate, folksy, depiction of our group! I’m the standing blonde! The women in this group never cease to amaze me. They are courageous.

I bought these from a local maker. Aren’t they great? I was thinking snowmen would be super for Christmas time. 

My parents are here! They made the long drive north from the Myrtle Beach area. It took them four days. I am guessing this is their last attempt at the arduous drive. Mom is afraid of flying after years of doing so.

A fun tradition that our rug hook in on group has done at Halloween: an Ugly/MonstrousWool Swap. This involves a 3x12” swatch of hideous wool (or autumnal wool) and one’s fav candy bar. The exchange is done at the meeting closest to Halloween. Simple! 

Sunday, October 2, 2022

October Kings Landing

Kings Landing historic site closes next weekend; end of season. Four of us went yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed a walk around. Fall colours are slow but coming, the air was redolent with wood smoke and open hearth baking

Many apple trees grow along the homes and visitors gathered a few. I’d brought a bag and filled it with the different varieties; enough that I made a couple jars of apple butter and a rustic galette.

I’ll leave you to a few more photos, beginning with a favourites of many, the stone Jones’ house.

And hubby patiently bearing his partners photos and pleasurable dip into history 

We stopped at Coburn’s Orchard to admire this pumpkin house. I can tell you that the kids there were delighted. The big kids too.