Just a little work…

I don’t feel like doing much of anything lately. Actually, I’d like to sleep. Maybe I should. I did spend a couple hours upstairs stitching. I put on a movie while I did so, Hello, My Name is Doris…starring Sally Field. It was entertaining. And she still looks amazing. I have finished the main body…

New blooms…

New blooms are appearing on the mums… I never knew mums would bloom in the spring until last year. I think it’s because of all those cold rainy spring days we had. It will be nice to have more color out there, as everything else is green… That tall dark green on the left is…

Trades are fair…

“If someone likes something you have and you want to share, don’t just give it away, trade something,” said Judith Baker Montano, a well-known crazy quilter, in a class I took years ago. “I like trades. Trades are fair.” Her words resonated with me and have stuck with me all this time. I admire people who give of…

It’s sunny and warm…

Wow, some days it’s hard to think of a title. So, there you go. It’s sunny and warm today. I might get in the pool. Twobie and Archie had a bit of fun inside this morning, just moments before I booted them outdoors. It’s amazingly hard to capture a good photo of a kitten with…

The things people do…

Just when you are feeling all indignant and justified, people go and do things like this… The leaf blower mowed our overgrown lawn! I was taking a nap at the time. I’ve been SO tired lately…that’s probably contributing to the grumpies. H has kept me up late watching The West Wing on Netflix, and it has…

While I was gardening…

People say a lot about community… I think I prefer community at a distance. There are reasons for this. I almost titled this post “A weird day…” because yesterday WAS. It was weird. The planting of the last 11 tomatoes went easily. Looking at today’s date, I am realizing it is nearly June. It seems LATE…

Hmmmmm….

It’s a cloudy cool day. I like these days. It’s easier to get things in the ground and work outside without the heat bearing down on me. So far I got the last 3 tomato spaces filled in the back, plus coverings. It’s not very attractive, but it certainly is pragmatic. The netting on top…

Gardening day…

Today was primarily a gardening day. I estimate I have spent at least six hours, probably more, bent over digging holes and planting tomatoes. I’m wiped out. The task was prolonged by the ducks, of course, who had their heads buried in every hole searching for worms, slugs, grubs and bugs. Earthworms and slugs are…

The first burrito…

This is the first burrito… A child’s dress of stretch velour that I bought at a thrift store years ago and intended to turn into a belly dance choli (top), but I never got there. Today it became the first burrito in a long line of burritos… If you read yesterday’s post… “Moment of truth…” then you’ll…

Moment of truth…

I want to get better, at a lot of things. Organizing my sewing room in a more user-friendly way is just one of them. Here is the state of it at the moment… I’m not proud of it… In fact, I’m pretty overwhelmed by it… I’ve had sewing rooms that were in this kind of…

The story of Twobie and Archie…

A while back I promised the story of Twobie and Archie, although it’s really not their story, it’s the story of the cats who came before them, their namesakes. The story of Twobie… When Twobie arrived last month, she became the second of two gray tabby cats born to us. The first was Goober. Goober,…

Sometimes…

Sometimes you just have to jump for joy… It’s so funny when they do this. Yoyo really cracked me up this morning. He is so comical when he tries to fly. They all jump in the water, then they get so excited they have to jump out and FLY. You can tell they do it…