Friday, May 21, 2010

FIRST STORM OF THE SEASON! AND MY FLOWERS ARE CUT OUT.

We were sitting on the deck last evening, the wind was calm
so we were enjoying a glass of wine before dinner.


I was sitting facing east and remarked to my sweetie that the wind was coming up!

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So he glanced over noting the "cats paws" on the lake.
I said they were more like lions paws as I was beginning to feel the breeze.

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Well a couple of minutes later, the breeze was a storm coming through and the rainbow that you see had moved from over the island in the distance to the big
island right across from us.


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The lake became very dark, the wind was dislodging pine cones from the trees, branches were flying across the roof and huge drops of water were starting to fall.

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You can see the white caps forming on the lake. The sun is shining to the west of us and since we are facing south you can see the sun on the other island.


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It was truly wierd! I must tell you this was all in the spance of less than 10 minutes! I would pop out the door and take a shot and dodge the pine cones and branches,then pop back into the cottage.

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In about 15 minutes, it was all over, the wind dropped, the lake calmed and not only that but the wind changed to a westly breeze!

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We put the pillows back out on the deck and finished our wine! This was the first storm of the season.
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Of course my sweetie had just finished raking the winter debris and everything looked super!


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I have all the flowers finished! I spent a few hours tracing and then cutting them all out. I have decided to make the centers in one colour.....I think right now.

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I have also cut out the leaves which were easy. Now I am thinking that since "stabilizer" is paper, I may try using some old magazine pages which are thin and may just stabilize the white fabric enough to get started.
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It is Friday morning though and we are expecting company, so I'm probably not going to start the larger of the project till Monday at least.
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Bob and Mary (the neighbours) are coming for the weekend. Their lovely daughter is coming with the love of her life at the moment. (mom is hoping this is the one) So there is baking to be done.
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Better than Sex Cake is on the request menu, my daughter's oatmeal goodie squares also, and of course Pizza.
I can make all of it today. Believe it or not the Pizza is actually awesome when baked the next day. The crust is crispier which is what everyone like.
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Bob is bringing beef tenderloin for Sunday dinner, along with the fixin's. So, we eat too much again.
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