Sunday, August 12, 2012

Latest Projects

I've been doing a lot of embroidery over the summer. It's portable, so I took it with me to Toronto, and I  can do it on the front porch when we sit out there with Pupski. With the pink one I tried a new technique. I appliqued the flowers and leaves. I hand sewed the stems on, after making some bias strips. Then I beaded the centres. I'm happy with how it turned out. I had a vision in my head, and it looks quite close to that. I made a cute top to go with it as well, but it wouldn't look like much in a picture.

The jean skirt took longer than I anticipated. The beading on the bird took an especially long time. After taking the pictures I realized that I should have pressed it first. Oh well. 

Holy Cow!

Wow, it's been ages since I last posted anything. Not that I haven't been doing anything, mostly because I haven't been on the computer as much as usual. Given that my summer vacation is nearing completion I've been trying to be outside a lot. Well, that and I've been obsessed with the Olympics. I watched waaay more than I had intended. It's just so interesting, all those sports you'd never see or even know about otherwise.

John's parents were here for a month as well. Unfortunately, because of Paisley's injury, we couldn't do much, we mostly just hung around. We spent a lot of time on the front porch, which at least gave Paisley stuff to watch. It was great to have them visit.

After that I went to Toronto for a couple of weeks. I didn't do much there either. Mostly visited with friends and family, which was pretty much what I was hoping for. And watching the Tour de France, of course!  I went from that the Olympics ; )

Paisley is still on restricted activities. Her iliopsoas seems to be improving, but her shoulder is still problematic. She won't extend it fully. Until she's 100% she can't play or visit with dogs. There is too much risk that she will reinjure one of the 2 injuries, then it would be back to square one. No one wants that.

I have had my camera out for weeks. I didn't even take it to Toronto. John is running the Iron Legs race on Bragg Creek next weekend though, so I will bring it with me. I'm sure there will be one or two places to take a nice picture there! It could be a bit awkward because we have to take Paisley. I find photography and poodle wrangling don't always mix. Go figure.

I guess that's about it. Nice that I can sum up a month in a few paragraphs.