July started out with heat warnings and temperatures that felt close to 40 Celsius with the humidity. Little was done outside during this heat, except or brief moments outside with the camera or to water the plants. Photos are throughout this post.
I recently received a had carved mouse by my cousin in England. My family emigrated to Canada in 1956 and I only saw family over there on a few times of holidays and when we were there for a few years. I had really lost contact with all family there once a couple of special aunts passed away, but on Ancestry I was able to slowly reconnect to them. And just a few months ago one cousin was visiting another and they were talking about me and all of a sudden I had a Facetime with them. How special and it left me in tears.
It is a very special mouse to think that my childhood cousin carved this mouse from one piece of wood. It has a special home on the salt box on my kitchen counter. It’s the kind of mouse I don’t mind having in my kitchen.
At the end of last month I attended a craft session at one of branches of the local library and learned how to do book sculpture. It turned out to be a lot easier than it looks.
I discovered various videos on YouTube (what can’t you find there!) and am ready to tackle ones that are a bit more challenging.
I’m slowly working on the embroidered pillow cases. There just seems to be a lot going on lately and I even didn’t post for a couple of weeks. We did think we were moving after 37 years so a lot of time was spent on list making, purging, and talking. But after reviewing the Status Certificate for the condo we decided it really wasn’t for us right now, just way to many restrictions that we weren’t totally ready for.
One is completed and I’m starting work on the second one.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.
The toad had a visit the other day. I have a couple of toad homes in the garden, but I don’t think the toad ever uses them. See the toad in one of my boot planters.
Find a yummy recipe to cook.
One of the meals I like to keep in the freezer is mince/veggies/potatoes. The potatoes are cooked and mashed and frozen in portions in muffin tins. I boil the ground beef or mince and add veggies on hand, usually peas, beans and carrots. It is then drained and the liquid used to make gluten free gravy. Mix the gravy back into the meat mixture and it makes enough for 6 portions which are frozen for when I need a fast gluten free meal.
I hope July has started out to be a good month for you.
Check out Saturday’s Critters and see lots more wonderful wildlife photos.
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