Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

I have spent the last month or so scanning the old family photos. Today I got to some of Grandpa Toth's Army photos. The first is a group portrait at Lourdes in France. I spent some time trying to find him in the photo and I think I spotted him in the upper left-hand corner of the group. This photo was taken in 1945.

In not so historical news, the rain has stopped, which is a relief as the flood plains were really filling up and the closest road over the Saranac River was closed yesterday due to flooding. The High Peaks in the Adirondacks are reported to have gotten 3 feet of snow in the last day, but we lucked out and didn't even have a frost - thank goodness, as I had already planted my tomato plants.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A busy May

Last weekend I took a workshop on Ribbon Embroidery. Pictured are the few flowers I made in class. We learned four different types of flowers and one type of leaf. Obviously there are lots of other possibilities but this was a good way to get introduced to the process and learn the basic knots and how to work with silk ribbons.   

Then this past week I did a road trip to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada for the WILU conference. As you can see from the photo there was still some snow on the peaks in New England on Tuesday. The conference was great - funny, entertaining and full of great content, tips and ideas.