Friday, November 19, 2010

Tomatoes & Green Peppers

We had a huge amount of tomatoes this year as you can see from this photograph. These were brought from the greenhouse because of the fear of frost and we sure didn't want to lose any. They have all been ripened now; some are canned, others were made into salsa....a first for me but are scrumptuous plus some green tomato relish, which is also a first and is great for hot dog or hamburger relish. As you will notice, the last few green peppers were rescued, as well....I am really proud of our green peppers this year and thought I would share this picture. Now isn't that just wonderful!!! Nothing better than "home grown" veggies from your very own greenhouse....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Sister-In-Law's Work

My sister-in-law, Bride, does wonderful work using fabric. She has a blog, which is in progress, and if you visit, you will see exactly what I am talking about and why I am so proud of her. She sells lots of different size pieces of this art at Craft Sales and in different stores in Newfoundland... She also does acrylic painting and is one of my very patient teachers, the other being her sister, Jean, who is also very talented and actually taught the last lesson of Still Life ....yes, all three of those pictures that I have posted on my blog are proof of their talents. I am posting one picture here of her work to make you really curious.....

Monday, November 15, 2010

Getting Ready for Winter

In between rug hooking, I am lending a hand at stacking wood in our basement for the Winter. This is a beginning and hopefully the weather will stay as nice at it is right now, with exceptionally higher temperatures than we are used to, then our wood supply will last for longer than normal; however, there is no worries about shortage of it for a year or two......

I finished my third mat today and now on to the fourth. I can see an end in sight or do I????

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"If At First You Don't Succeed....Try Again"

And that is just what I did!!!! Last year, I submitted some photos of my mats to our Great Provincial Art Gallery called "THE ROOMS" during their "Art Bank of NL. Program" to see if I would be lucky enough to have one chosen for display, but alas, I did'nt. This year, when the time rolled around I thought I would try again and guess what? ONE WAS PURCHASED and will be displayed for a period of time and then put into the Archives there. I was so excited yesterday when I received the email telling me the good news that I was doing the "Happy Dance" for the remainder of the day. I cannot tell you how delighted and honored I am to be able to have just a teeny, tiny, display there. After all, that is where Deanne Fitzpatrick, our well known Newfoundland Fiber Artist, had a huge display two years ago and I went to see it and couldn't believe the beauty in her mats. I don't know which mat was chosen as I submitted three photos and I was not told yet which one it is. I have it ready to go at a minute's notice.

I have not posted for some time now because with canning....different kinds of pickles and relishes, tomatoes, moose meat, beets, etc. etc. etc...PLUS I am into my third of five mats that I need to have completed for people before the Holiday Season begins. Besides all that, we are planning to place some flooring in the whole of our house. I can only imagine the confusion that will cause...Wish me luck... :)

If you are interested, you may take a look at this link to find out a little more about "The Rooms"