It's been awhile since I've posted anything ...
Many things for me to "journal" here!
A new King - did you watch the crowning?
I found it intriguing and, yup, I got up early to watch!
The traditional ceremony reminded me of the biblical stories of
how ancient Kings were appointed and anointed by God.
Made some tea biscuits to enjoy with my very early morning coffee ...
I have also been binge rewatching "The Crown" on Netflix
At the same time I was smitten with a very good dose of Covid too - that certainly
didn't make things easier.
BTW the "Farmer's Daughter" Quilt is at the quilters.
Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Speaking of quilts .... I went to a most wonderful quilt show,
Piecemakers Quilt Show in St. Mary's, Ontario
I literally stood in awe of the talent and beauty.
This display was my favourite ...
The sponsoring Stonetown Guild challenged it's members to make a
20" X 20" quilt, any theme, but using mostly Green and Blue fabrics.
I love these creative pieces
At the end of May the Mennonite Central Committee's annual Relief Sale
took place in New Hamburg - more quilts galore and more!!
(perhaps I should rename my blog to Rhubarb & Quilts?)
Also, once again our church supplied the Rhubarb for Relief stand
at the sale. We sold all the rhubarb and made a pure profit $1,065.00 for relief.
I think my rhubarb patch at the farm has never been as good as this Spring!
A few pies and a few batches of muffins have been made so far.
Last November in my "November Be Gentle" I posted a photo
of something in a box that had arrived on my front porch
from British Columbia ...
It's out of the box and I'm loving it ...
my new e-Bike made by RIZE.
The trails around here are awesome ... a Mother's Day Gift from
my dear son-in-law for his mom, Becky and I to go on a walk
along the trail, led by a local herbalist Evelyn Mueller The Lion's Tooth.
What a great experience ... we only walked a few metres it seemed and
identified so many plants that have medicinal, culinary, and historical significance
(i.e. dandelion, St. John's Wort, horsetail, cramp bark, raspberry leaf, garlic mustard,
and plantain). We enjoyed a delicious foraged dandelion summer drink, a creamy herb spread
on nettle infused sour dough bread!
We even made a plantain Tincture!
THANK YOU EVIE
My front porch needed some love
so I decided to chalk paint this old chair.
It was from our old church building and used by the quilters
for many years. I was able to get one of them.
Also, notice the church bench that now sits
on my back porch.
It too was from our old church and purchased at an auction
for approximately $30 several years ago.
Perfect for the back porch.
A light sanding, one coat of paint,
some more light sanding,
and wax was all it took.
I love it as my "fern stand" at the front door.
This past Sunday my sister and I had the privilege to host a baby shower
for my niece.
She had her first baby during covid - no shower, just visitor views
through their patio doors!
Now baby #2 has come along and we knew we had to properly celebrate these
two adorable new leaves that have been added to the Gerber family tree.
We are blessed ...
The summer solstice is nearing and there is always much to be thankful for
even tho a 50th anniversary is not to be ...
Till next time ... stay well and stop to admire the quilts and taste some wild herbs or rhubarb!