I am off to visit my mom and will walk to her house to enjoy the weather a bit myself. She lives about 3 km from me so just a perfect Sunday morning walk. We will be watching the final of the Madrid Open Tennis tournament, and brunching with the gang ! Hope you all have a fabulous day wherever you are :).
I did a quick layout (well for me anyway) - I think this one only took me about 1 hour, or a little over. Since Tuesdae and Roni have inspired me to scrap about my passions and their stories, it seems I can't stop LOL. So it would seem we are in for a series!
This time, I chose gardening. My sister, BIL and I have a garden together at their place in the country. They live about an hour away from me, in Ontario. We all love gardening and more specifically, growing our own fruit and veg. So we started a garden about 5 years ago, with the goal of eventually being self-sufficient in vegetables. Our climate does not permit us to do so with fruit, but at least we can still get quite a few - currants, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and apples. We have not planted strawberries yet. Our garden has grown to about 2000 sq ft; we will have to add at least another 1000 sq feet to achieve our goal. We have given ourselves another 3 years, our approximate retirement date, to get there. In the meantime, we are having a blast.
I am in charge of planning the garden, the companion planting and buying the plants (or seeds). We love zucchini so last year, I bought a few more plants than usual (6 actually)! I did not, however, notice that what I bought was actually the summer yellow squash LOL. And, boy did they like our soil. We were certainly self-sufficient in summer squash, as were many of the family, friends and neighbours around us LOL... But you have to admit, they are beautiful and really added some lovely colour to the garden :
And, I have found a great recipe for yellow summer squash pickle to boot !
- The background paper is from the Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste collection and the wood grain strip is from Fancy pants. For layering, I used the reverse side of the Fancy Pants paper and some scraps that were on my table.
- The washi tape is from Stampin' Up as are the stamps I used on this layout, namely the hearts and hexagons.
- I used four different alphas for the title: October Afternoon Sticky keys in Honey, the Daily Flash from October afternoon as well as some SN@P alphas.
- The wood veneer are from Studio Calico and I coloured them using Distress inks, the flowers are from my stash, and left over from the layout I did for Sue's challenge. The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.