Wednesday, 26 August 2015

August Smalls and a Muskoka visit

I'm ahead of the game this month with two small finishes. Both involve flowers since I have very few summer smalls to display around the house. The first is designed by Teresa Murgida of Primitive Acorns and is called Wild Camomille. I love the bee in this one!

The second finish is designed by Esub Rosa and is simply called Summer Pincushion.

This will be a pincushion once I get a finishing day underway.

 I haven't had much time for anything other than the smalls this month. I will post a progess report on my larger WIP at the end of the week. Hopefully I'll have added to them by then. Vacation has taken up most of my time this month. We visited our beloved Muskoka region for the first time in two years. We didn't book our usual cottage because it's on an island and we weren't sure how well I'd be able to get in and out of the boat with my new knee and hip. However the new joints performed admirably and we hope to return to the island next year. Instead we booked a cottage in the Torrance region on Lake Muskoka.
Here a just a few pics of our lakeside visit.

 The view from the dock

 Our rental

 A lovely wooden launch

 Muskoka sunset

 A dinner cruise aboard SS Segwun

 Port Carling - hub of the 3 big lakes

 One of the many boathouses seen on the lake

Dockside stitching

 The Segwun steamship entering the narrows on Lake Muskoka

 The Segwun is the longest operating steamship in North America

 There's a seat by the lake just waiting for you!

See you all soon!


  1. Your summer smalls are beautiful, and I love that lakeside cottage! happy summer days♥

  2. They may be small, but they sure are pretty. :)
    You look like you were in the perfect place, so peaceful.
    They bath houses are so pretty, and the steamboat is awesome.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.

  3. Avery beautitful place you have stayed at, such a magnificent sunset.
    Super smalls stitching.

  4. I especially love the pink, stitched flowers.
    What lovely pictures you have shared.

  5. Beautiful stitching and I love these wonderful photos you've shared with us.... stunning! Wish I was there!!

  6. Beautiful smalls - and what gorgeous pictures of your vacation. Looks like you had a great time.

  7. I like the bee in the chamomile piece too!

  8. Oh my gosh Lynn: What a lovely vacation spot, it must be fun to rent a cabin, stitching by the lake sounds wonderful.
    I love the bee myself, looks so sweet even for a bee.


  9. Pretty finishes! WOW lots of beauty of the places you saw and stayed.
    Love the vacant chairs for us:) Brave lady for stitching on the dock, looks amazing but my luck a floss or two would land in the water -LOL!
    love Annette

  10. I always love to see your pictures from Lake Muskoka. I can see why you love it so much there. And great that neither your knee nor your hip gave you any troubles while being there.
    Such lovely stitching finishes.

  11. Gorgeous summer smalls. So pretty.

    Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. It looks like a beautiful place.

  12. Your floral pieces are beautiful.

    What a wonderful vacation. Such a beautiful location.