Back?

Maybe I’m back. I’m not really sure. This is the first moment I’ve really had to think about doing anything here on the blog. The garden is dwindling. I was hoping for a better late season tomato harvest but I’m not sure it’s going to happen. It has been so rainy the tomatoes are splitting…

Gone for now…

Hello friends and fellow stitchers. I am currently in full (book) writing and gardening mode with few spare brain cells to lend to this blog at the moment, so I’m taking a break. For how long, I don’t know. But I wanted to tell any readers I will be back at some point provided my…

Perspective…

About an inch long. Found it stuck to my shoe or something. From what plant did this come? It’s like a miniature sunflower. I don’t have a lot to say today. I thought I’d let the pictures do most of the talking. The Glen of Cosmos, located next to the Sunflower Forest, has begun blooming….

Thrift…

It’s half-price week at my local thrift store. This event only happens twice a year. I found some really nice clothing to deconstruct and repurpose. From left to right here: a short linen skirt cut on the bias, a linen/rayon? blend machine embroidered skirt, a linen dress suit with a solid dress and print jacket,…

Tulsa…

We had plans to go to Kansas City over the weekend, but they got cancelled. Then we thought maybe Hot Springs. We really want to go back. But it was hot as balz there, hotter than here, and expensive. It’s an expensive destination anyway, but we couldn’t justify the expense or the drive for just…

Summertime…

Summer seems to be clicking right along. I am out in the garden a lot in the mornings. I know I keep saying that. But each day is new with different things growing and flourishing. Yesterday I got all the duck water changed again. It is hard work. But the algae grows so quickly, I…

Dirty…

Hello! I love the garden, but it’s dirty work. Every morning it doesn’t rain I go out and do the watering, tying, rearranging, etc… By the time I’m finished I’m so sweaty I can literally ring the water out of my shirt. A subsequent shower is a must. And it’s too hot to wear shoes….

Earthquake and good Chi…

Most of the earthquakes we have here these days are pretty mild, just rumbles with a little bit of house shaking or a punch to the walls. (BTW, Kansas is not supposed to have earthquakes. We are land locked and generally considered stable territory. That has all changed, thanks perhaps entirely to the oil and…

A Pale Horse…

We just had another heavy shower. That must put us well over 3 inches of rain since Friday. I can’t complain as that means once again I don’t have to water the garden. But we’re at the point where we need more sun because, when it’s cloudy, the garden doesn’t grow as much. Here in…

First blooms…

I have so many E!E!E! I’m so excited!¬†things happening in the garden! Like the first sunflower blooms. They make me oh so happy. I feel like I’ve been waiting and waiting… Technically, this is the second bloom… The first bloom is pointed towards the neighbors…hmph! These are velvet queens. The neighbors could have had sunflowers…