We had a lovely two weeks at our cottage in Northern Ontario. It is a little more rustic than home but very relaxing. The weather was not the greatest - can you say RAIN!!!!!! but we managed to pass the time. I love to fish for bass when we are there but the weather simply did not cooperate so - no fish (sulk).
This was the year for my DH's high school reunion and the 100th anniversary of the Town of Englehart so our first week was very busy. We had lots of guests at the cottage and there were lots of stories told. I am surprised my DH lived to adult hood if half those stories are true.
One morning, I am standing in that big picture window looking out at the lake and looking back at me was a lynx. I was so astonished, I forgot my camera. I looked at him and he looked at me and he slowly strolled off. Driving in to town one day, my SIL saw a mother black bear and her two cubs on the gravel road about 1 1/2 miles from the cottage.
I did manage a photo of one beautiful sunset between the raindrops. This is our view looking up the lake from halfway down the hill in front.
My husband's brothers and sister and their spouses came to visit for a few days (the 4 of them own the cottage together). It is nice to get together as we all live in different cities and live very busy lives. Believe it or not, they all get along very well and we have had no conflicts with sharing the cottage. The in-laws like each other too so we do very well.
We took the time to visit some friends while we were there and I took along my camera. We went for a ride on their lake in their float boat and look who was flying around!
That's right - a bald eagle. Our friends informed us there is a nesting pair in the area and this is the first time they have ever seen one on their lake. The bald eagle was recently taken off the endangered species list but they are still few and far between. What a treat to see one in it's natural environment.
As we were sitting on the dock, chatting away, I snapped this photo. You know, every once in a while, you get that one lucky shot!!!Because the weather was so lousy, I did get some stitching done. I will share one photo here and the rest in my next post.
First, here is the biscornu and scissor fob that I sent to the lovely Carol of Garden of Stitches.
This is the Clover and Thistle Biscornu from the July 2008 issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework and it done on 32 count hand dyed lugana from Silkweaver. The color is called Mountain Rose.
The thread is one of the mystery threads I bought in the spring. The scissor fob I made up myself. The little square you see is a folded travelling ort box.And blogger is up to it's old tricks. As you see, it is sideways!!
And last, but not least. You may remember that Carolien won my blogaversary back a while ago. It took two months for the snail to carry my package to her.
Here is the cubit I did for her. They are several other things in the package and she wrote the most lovely post on her blog.
I can no longer find the info that went with the cubit as keeping a piece of paper with that info for two months is beyond my capabilities. I am sure, with some searching, I could find the pattern again if anyone is interested.
Thats all for this post. Will post again in a few days with more stitching pictures. When it rains, you do get lots of stitching time.