Tuesday, September 09, 2008

And then there were none...

We are down to our last camera. And it doesn't seem like it is long for this world. It kept shutting off while I was trying to take these pictures. Oh, boy. Who was talking about this kind of stuff happening in threes? Someone in blogland. Well, I dropped the iron today. I don't mean a gentle slip from the ironing board on to the carpet. I mean a "what the heck is stuck to the bloody ironing board, why isn't coming with me?" Yank, pull, ooops. It ricocheted off the dryer before it bounced on the concrete floor. Now that still works. This little spot in the family room/kitchen got a little makeover. Well, not really a makeover just a new table. Okay, new to me. Mother gave it to me and I painted it. It was a deep Chinese red. Really red. Super red. I feel calmer with it white. Above is the lovely print my parents got me for my birthday last year. Remember I just happened to have an antique frame the exact size hidden under my bed?

Moving on. A cute jug I found while I was away. $1.99 well spent, I must say. The hydrangeas are from the garden. They are lovely shades of purple, mauve, blue and blue/green.

Elderberry Syrup. That's what this will be in another half hour. Elizabeth gave me a great idea. Finally, the bane of my existence may somehow be beneficial. I say this because the bleedin' bush is so enormous now it has crept into the neighbours yard and is beginning to take over there as well. They may make me start paying rent. It is humongous, so it better start paying its way.



7 comments:

Kitschen Pink said...

Don't you love it when mum's dump old furniture your way! Poop about the cameras but couldn't help laughing about the iron! Typical that an iron won't break - even if you try really really hard! t.x

Leisa said...

Love the jug Lisa, Your home looks lovely. Too bad about the camera - I hope you can get a new one or have the other fixed - you know bloggers just can't live without a camera!!!

Elizabeth said...

So glad I could egg you on to more domestic drudgery...I mean bliss.

Cathy said...

Bad luck about the camera - hope you fix the situation soon - I love your photos! I wanted to make elderberry wine this year but by the time I got back from camping all the elderberries were past it. Your syrup sounds good though.
Cathy X

Counting Your Blessings said...

Well for being on its deathbed, your last, dear camera has taken some lovely photos ;) Blessings... Polly

Knitting Mania said...

Hello Lisa, just catching up on your blog this evening...cute photo's. And that elderberry syrup looks interesting, yum I bet it would really be good on ice-cream!

Have a blessed Friday!!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Hahaha...it will be awful if you have to start paying rent on your elderberry bush. Yes, I read that same post about things happening in threes and, for the life of me, can't remember which blog it was. Anyway, hope that now that that law has been fulfilled for you that things settle down. I love that jug for $1.99...so adorable!