Where’d the dates go???

Suddenly the dates are gone from the tops of my posts on the main page. Is that yet another annoying new twist here on WordPress? Is there yet another virtual button I have to push now to get the dates back? Grrrr…. So, more photos from Saturday’s trip to Botanica in Wichita. I really liked…

Ho hum…

Not that I’m exactly bored… It’s been a year since I started writing this blog. I kept up with it pretty well, considering it’s the longest I ever kept a blog going. I haven’t had a lot of stitching to share. I’m not really sure I’ve stitched at all this month, which seems hard to…

The maple leaf…

I’ve been working diligently to finish this maple leaf shawl. Here’s what I have so far… This has been one of the most challenging crochet projects I’ve ever embarked upon. And I can’t figure out if I’ve made loads of mistakes or if the pattern is just full of errors. Regardless, it seems to be…

Two more days…

If I heard the weather report right we have two more days of summer weather, which is great news for us as that means two more swim days before we have to put the pool up. H toyed with the idea of getting a pool heater, but the good ones are quite pricey. With a…

The magic of mint…

I went out front this morning and was again amazed to see all the winged creatures climbing over the mint blossoms. I had no idea mint blooms were so popular… …or so delicious…they must be full of good stuff… Moths, bees, butterflies, giant flies, several kinds of wasps…it’s clear to see they’re all loving it……

10 fewer things…

My clutter has been getting to me lately… It’s nothing new. Clutter has been a thing for me since childhood. I think for some reason I feel better, more comfortable, with more things around me. At the same time, it’s annoying…and not very pretty… It’s amazing how quickly things pile up. I find I have…

August…

August has been my favorite month so far this year. Everything in the garden has flourished, from tomatoes to sunflowers to kittens and ducks. It is so amazing watching the transformation of the flowers from this… To this… These Mammoth sunflowers are staying true to their name, the heads are so big and heavy. The…

Pure bliss…

Today feels like fall. The weather is so perfect, 70s, a gentle breeze, that I had the strong desire to take off my dress and walk around in the garden naked. I probably should have, but I have neighbors. I do have a fenced-in yard. I probably should have. We have loads of tomatoes. For…

A weird week…

I don’t know what to say about this week, other than I have felt very strange. I really didn’t do any of my normal things. Perhaps it was time for a shift, a shift in perspective and habits. It did feel good to crochet, although working with two strands of heavy cotton yarn is hard…

Gardening and a recipe…

I’ve been feeling off this week. The general consensus is it’s allergies. Dust is really high on the allergy chart. That’s what we get for living in the wheat state. I haven’t gotten around to doing any actual stitching today, so no new photos. Just photos of the garden and an easy recipe to share….

This morning’s garden…

I got an early start today, which was great, and went out to work in the garden for a couple of hours. Here are the red mums that are so big now, at least three times as big as they were when they were flowering in a pot last fall and more button sized… We…

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.┬áH has kept me up late watching The West Wing on Netflix, and it has…