Friday, July 22, 2016

Week of July 18 - 22, 2016

Hellllloooooooooo! Can you see me waving from my front deck with a cup of tea in hand? Actually, I'm typing from my gloriously cool and extremely messy basement but we can all use our imaginations, can't we? I thought I'd drop by and slip a Five on Friday post in and hook up with the lovely Amy at Love Made My Home once again. Yippee for being on time-ish! Amy is taking a break from the Five on Friday posts in August so I'm happy to slip in under the wire.

For my Five on Friday posts, I usually like to choose five pictures to talk about and that has been a bit hard considering I have been absent for so long and have been SO busy. Here are a series of five pictures that sum up the past few weeks yet still leaves out a considerable amount for me to write about later.

So far the summer has been cool and slowly warming up but the good days we have had have been fantastic. Blue, blue sky and white fluffy clouds. The kind that make you fly along with them when you're laying on your back, staring up at the sky.

I have been knitting. A. Lot. You'd never know it with the progress of this now year old WIP (Work In Progress) and it is firmly being called my 'Commitment' sweater despite the fact that that isn't its real name. It has earned that title because it has been a real commitment getting to the finish line! This picture shows off the gorgeous yarn and its true colours though.

The family reunion is done and dusted and was FANTASTIC if I do say so myself. The only complaint I heard was that it wasn't long enough! This was our view from what I believe to be the best camping spot in Gander Bay, in front of my parents new house.

No trip to Gander Bay would be complete without a picture of a Gander River Boat.

Finally, my roses have bloomed and a couple have made it inside. The colours on this particular rose just makes my heart sing!

Don't forget to drop by Amy's blog and see if there's another blog or five you can start to follow regularly!


  1. I agree about the rose, it's a beauty! Your family reunion sounds lovely and that certainly is a great view from your parent's house. Have a great weekend xx

  2. Gander Bay sounds a charming place it must have been great to get together with everyone surrounded by such beautiful scenery. I'm not a knitter myself so can only marvel at your dedication to the Commitment!
    Gorgeous rose, I'll bet it has a wonderful fragrance too.
    Thanks for popping over to Normandy and bon weekend.

  3. Great photos, a family reunion sounds like fun. Our family just seems to get smaller each year.

  4. Beautiful rose. Glad your reunion was a hit with no complaints. Beautiful setting for sure. Hope your weekend is coming along nicely.

  5. What a beautiful rose - and love the idea of your commitment sweater :)