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Wellll, spring has definitely been a bit of up and down – weather wise that is. One day it is so hot I break into a sweat without even moving and the next day I am putting my woolies on again. Gord is thrilled though – his grass looks like a golf course – well even better actually. The other day he saw, aghhhhhh, a dandelion sprouting in his lawn!!! I thought his heart would stop! But no, he rushed out into the garage and rushed back with a knife and that dandelion had a very short lifespan! Today, he finally had a chance to cut the grass (he did cut it a week ago but it must have been 8 inches tall by today). You KNOW the grass needs cutting when the ducks start making a nest in the middle of the lawn – yup, Mom mallard, watched over by her hubby, was roosting in the grass – we were worried she was actually going to lay her eggs where she roosted but dad moved a little too close and whoosh whoosh the sprayers came on and off the pair of them flew. So at least we have no worries about having to mow around a clutch of duck eggs in the grass. However, the poor little chipmunk was having a hard time finding his way through the grass – all we could see was a tunnel of beaten down grass. So out came the lawnmower this morning and 4 bags later it was done!…

A few lovely pieces to share this week…

Beth finished her lovely Maud Lewis mat…

Nancy’s fun version of one of my kits – in her colours…

Helen’s lovely mini punch needle…

Beth finished her Joyful Sunflower…

and I actually finished a few pieces… first a few punch needle pieces that have been attached to vintage pieces (butter paddle and a child’s dustpan)

The piece below will be attached to a mini watering can…

and the next two pieces were a few of my samples in progress for people to practice on in a finishing class I taught in Beaconsfield – we covered show bindings, pillows, braiding, prodded edge and appliquéd edge (which I do still have to finish). I was counting on the ladies in the class to finish my pieces for me!!! didn’t happen, so gradually I have been finishing them off myself. I may be offering this as a small class in the studio in the next month or so so if you are interested let me know…

6 responses »

  1. Irene horbay

    Thanks for sharing. looking forward to seeing you this summer.

  2. Hi Loretta

    I’d be interested in your finishing class. I figure the more I take the easier it may get!

    I bought a microwave on the weekend at our neighbors garage sale. They used it in their other house to make popcorn so looks like brand new. I’m hoping once I get caught up n my gardening I can play in the dyepots – hoping I can remember some of what you showed me!

    I’m working away at my piece from rug school. I’m doing the sky first & then will tackle the rest of the water. I have the waves done but putting in the reflection from the sky looks like it will be a challenge. I guess it’s good to push yourself occasionally.

    I made a good start with my plants today. I got my pots out of the garage & some plants moved & some new ones planted. I’ve held off as we got caught last year with a late frost. We’ve been eating our lettuce – so tasty!

    Take care – sending big hugs to my Lucky!

    Regards Edie

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Michelle Garofalo

    I would be interested in the finishing class , hoping ill be feeling much better soon!

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. I love the bird & sunflower! Is that pattern available?

  5. Nancy McFarland

    Morning Loretta Those are all very lovely and your sweet little rug punches. I am on a pause with my Isabelle. Need a few more colours of Valdani so may have to come shopping one day . Sometime after June 9. Your finishing class looks fun. So glad Gords grass is flourishing and life is good at the lake. Take care Hugs Nancy

    Sent from my iPad


  6. Another round of completed “beauties”.
    Thanks to many artists who are willing to share photos.


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