A few unrelated things that need a little attention.
My niece, Claire (performer, musician, songwriter), who I introduced via her song "Quit You" last week, headlined at Martyr's nightclub in Chicago over the weekend. That's impressive on it's own. But she was also written up in TWO (!!) publications last Friday, including the Chicago Tribune! If you're curious, I'm posting the links about her here:
Chicago Tribune Entertainment Section
NewCity.com, Music Section
Next, my final Clematis, called "Sweet Autumn Clematis," has just begun to bloom! This version is very different from the earlier vines I've posted here, and not everyone is familiar with it. It can get huge--I've heard it can cover the side of small barns!! I've confined ours, so far, to a free-standing structure in the center of what I call our "Welcome" planting at the entrance to the campground. I'll post more pictures as more blooms open and as it reaches its' full glory. But sweet definitely describes the wonderful perfume these blossoms exude! And the bees just love this plant.
Finally, last but not least, I was given not one, but 2 blog awards during the past week!!
Icy BC of Reach Beyond Limits has passed both the French (I love your blog) and the I Love Lucy (You Cheer Me Up) awards to me, and the rules are:
* Copy the award image above.
* Pass it to the bloggers whom you think are deserving for these awards.
* Leave a message for them.
* Pass as many as you want.
* Leave a comment for the person who gave you this award.
It's practically impossible to just pick a few blogs as I try to check in on quite a lot of them on a regular basis, and really, there are so many good ones out there. So I thought it might be fun to mix it up with some you may know and a few that may be less well known to the EC readers, just in case I can turn anyone on to a new blog, thanks to this exercise:
Ponder and Stitch
Nfall2r * Design Studio
In Terms of Colour - Enroute with the Camera
Florence Wang Designs (I really recommend her needle point pieces--so cool!)
Created and Felted
Eyelet Sage Studio - The Designer's Blog