‘Up the Garden Path’ and then some…

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Well, I was going to write about something I’m sure a few days ago but cannot remember what, I’ve been so busy getting ready for the studio tour this weekend. Well, I do know that I couldn’t resist picking up my camera and taking a pic of our cat sleeping on the ‘sheep’ mat I have in my studio. Now that the weather is better I keep my studio door open and he wanders up the stairs and finds a place to crash for a while. I know… aaaaw!

The studio tour in question is the
Up the Garden Pathstudio and garden tour held along the St Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands. I’m the guest of my friend Margot Miller. She lives in Rockport and next to her little ‘cottage’ of a house is her shop the Summerhouse. Her house was called Hydrangea Cottage long before she acquired it, I just found out today, and it is surrounded by Hydrangea bushes and lilacs.

Here is a shot taken from the house across the road of Margot’s house with my tent set up in front and to the right is the Summerhouse shop, where she sells her hand painted linen wear, furniture
and table wear. There huge lilac bushes in front of each building.

Margot also teaches all manner of classes (when I get the blasted site uploaded properly you can check it out!). Here’s my tent and then shot of the Summerhouse. This was yesterday morning…..before the rain set in and it got cold!!! It did the same today… we’re hoping for a better
day tomorrow.
….and it’s on next weekend too!

Meanwhile, last weekend was the Breast Cancer Action Kingston walk and I had such a great time. I went by myself and ran into all sorts or women I’ve met over the past year. This time last year I was three days out of my first lumpectomy and it was a very difficult time. My surgeon’s nurse said that if she could she would roll the clock forward a year so I could look back and see how fast it went. Well, here I am and it really did!

Look at all these great folk who shaved their heads to raise funds for research at Queen’s U.

Not done yet, however, I’m looking at a double mastectomy, new ‘girls’ all picked out, just waiting for a date. As I’m back into the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition it will have to be after that i
n July (I’m hoping) it means a month away from the knitting machine!!!!!!!!


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