Tuesday 19 May 2020

Another Sewing Project

My sewing machine has seen quite a lot of use lately.  I had a request for bike stem bags, which I had no idea how to make.  A pattern was found online and the required fabric and notions were purchased some weeks prior to lockdown.

They were challenging to make, as the directions were written by someone who clearly wasn’t a sewer, but I eventually managed to work out how to assemble them.  My machine didn’t like the nylon thread I had to use - it is required because it doesn’t rot if exposed to moisture - but I managed to get it all sewn together.

It has been hinted that additional bike bags would be useful, but I’m not in a hurry to make any more at the moment.

Monday 18 May 2020


It has been a strange few weeks, not least because of the lockdown, but also because spring seems to have kept us waiting.  It isn’t much more than a week since we were having sleet yet again, so the opportunity to get out for some fresh air last week was very welcome.

There are some new additions to the bird house collection down on the boardwalk.

It was a very windy day and the white caps of breakers could be seen a long way offshore.  The wave action stirred up the PEI red mud, making the water look a strange colour.

We saw a few birds, but most of them were too fast for me to get a photo.  This Blue Jay came down for peanuts, which had been left for them.

A red squirrel was perched up there, but wouldn’t come down for nuts, as it already had more than a mouth full.