Playing with elephants…

Such a pretty photo to start things off. This beautiful white butterfly was flittering around this hanging flower basket the other day. Happily, I was able to catch it in one of its still moments. The garden, stitching and the pool fill my thoughts most days. This morning I discovered green yellow pear tomatoes growing…

Mish mash…

The holiday weekend started out so well. I think it was Friday I went to the store and caught site of loads of mums in shopping carts, wondering why so many? Then remembered the holiday! I picked out this gorgeous pot… I don’t really “do” holidays any more. Honestly, they all bore me. There’s something…

The power of the juice…

I woke up early this morning at 6 and couldn’t go back to sleep. That’s early for me, but I did go to bed shortly after 9 p.m. It seems I get a max of about 8 hours and that’s it. I used this early start to get outside and change out all the duck…

A really good shew…

Who used to say that? I think it was someone on late night TV, like a talk show host. “Shew” seems a fitting word for my favorite combo of a really good show and a really good sew. Meaning, it’s so fun to put a good flick on and stitch away. ..a really good shew……

Ratta tat tat…

The day has been interesting so far. I worked on a little more needle tatting. I think I mentioned I largely taught myself this skill about 10 years ago when I was crazy quilting. ThisĀ tatted bookmark is a favorite. I have made it many, many times. This time I tried it with Aunt Lydia’s (size…

Some rain, some work…

I don’t really have a lot to write about today, but I do have pictures. First, a nod to Turtle…impressive, isn’t it? Double yolk! She tends to lay these when the bugs are plentiful. Work on India2 went well and is nearly completed… Machine stitching on that brown velvet. Hand dyed laces, silk and ric…

A moment of panic…

The whole week went by with me intending to get a few posts written. One is better than none. I continued work on India1 and enjoyed it. Alas, a blurry photo. I could not get the light right. Silk, cotton, linen and synthetic fibers, walnut and tea-dyed fabrics and laces, hand made needle tatting (by…

No allergies, here’s why…

I don’t take allergy meds. In fact, I don’t take any meds and have avoided Rx like the plague for years. Nearly a year ago I also swore off all nutritional type pills, powders and supplements. I only take over the counter stuff in a dire emergency. Why? Because, in the scheme of things, most…

Hearts n flowers…

What happened to jacket weather? It hardly seems to exist these days. It’s either brutally hot and humid, or miserably cold. Yesterday we were supposed to get a big storm. We were promised tornadoes, hail and rain…but only got a few sprinkles. Not that I’m complaining. I would like more rain. It was really warm,…

The house in the garden, #18 and many thanks…

  Today I have many photos and many thoughts in my head. So, I’m going to write and post photos along the way. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get going in the mornings. Maybe it’s a phase I’m going through, where I wake up and feel like going right back to bed. Where I…

Repeating history and I told you so…

I am still smarting from the loss of a year-long friendship with someone with whom I had shared a lot. I have always been a loyal and trustworthy friend, and when you reach a point where that is not reciprocated it can be very painful. I’m also not into surface relationships, so this makes finding…

Now what?

I guess it might be easy to come on here and talk as if everything in my life was just dandy. I generally don’t share the rougher stuff. But, this week was truly that – rough. Today I ended a lengthy acquaintance of about 2 years along with a friendship of one. I’m not sure…