Kellen and Anita were out this weekend, and Sunday afternoon found us hiking up the trail to Lindeman Lake. I have already done a post about Lindeman. Rebekah and Anton and I hiked there in July. But it is such an incredibly beautiful place I just have to show you some more pictures.
It seemed like the water was an even deeper shade of blue than before.
This time we walked clear to the end of the lake. It involved traversing this huge pile of jagged rocks.
The leaves were just starting to change colours.
This was probably my last big hike for this year. Maybe I'm just a coward, but I don't like venturing out in the wilderness on my own. (Teapot Hill is fine. It's close to home, there is no possible way I can get lost, and it usually has other hikers on it.) Alexandra is coming down on Saturday, but she doesn't want to go hiking. When I asked her what she wanted to do her response was "can something." I'm not sure what that something will be. She wants to can peaches, but the season is pretty much past. I'm thinking maybe zucchini relish or some kind of chutney.
Before I leave the topic of the outdoors, I have one more picture to show you. Here's Lucy, somewhere in the Rockies. This was taken a couple days ago, before Alberta got hit with four inches of snow. Yes, you read that right. Snow.
I've experienced a crafting outlier. This past Mother's Day Jay bought me a new Janome sewing machine. Well, to be more exact, I bought a new Janome sewing machine and suggested to him that he could count it as a Mother's Day gift. He is not a shopper, so was happy with that idea.
You're probably wondering why there haven't been lots of posts showing off all the items I've whipped up on my new machine. The answer is because there haven't been any. In fact, I didn't get up the nerve to get out the machine until a couple weeks ago. Sewing and I have a very uneasy relationship. When I finally did work up the courage to haul it out I decided I would start with something very simple. Cloth serviettes (napkins if you're American).
These might not be perfect. In fact, I'm sure any decent seamstress would cringe if they had a close look at them. But I don't care. After all, they are for wiping stuff like spaghetti sauce and curry off dirty faces and hands.
I'm not sure what I'll attempt next. Suggestions for an easy, practical sewing project, along with a suggestion of something fun to can with Alexandra, would be much appreciated. I hope you're getting a nice mix of indoors and outdoors as we move into fall!