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. 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…

I’m in love…

with the giant Peacock doily. Here it is last night when I hung it up… And in the morning light… I think it’s the most beautiful pattern of any I’ve made so far. Just gorgeous. I might make another for the left. That’s usually where I hang them. The mail carrier was just by…she loves…

New new life…

Here are the two newest additions to our household… As you might be able to tell, I’m being hissed at quite seriously here… My yellow girl, Noodle, had two (surviving) very dark babies. Her first didn’t make it. She is turning out to be a better mom than I had expected, aside from the mishap…

New old pursuits…

The days lately are turning out to be like most days…duck watching, gardening, cat wrangling, and a bit of stitching here and there… Pillow progress has been put on hold for a bit as I started another giant doily for the front porch. Here’s the pattern: I am hoping I will have enough yarn to finish,…

Two more weeks…

We had a good laugh last week when one of the DJs H works with announced there would be two more weeks of winter predicted by the groundhog. Expectedly, he caught a lot of flack for that. This guy has a tendency to not research anything. I’m actually ok with there being six more weeks, as I…

A bit of stitching…

I’m finally getting back into the swing of things, I think. We’ve had so much going on I haven’t had a chance to write. We bought a new bed at Costco last night. I think I’m going to vote for visiting Costco on a week night in the future. The weekends are just so crowded…

The Spider and Her Web…

Yesterday I completed the Spider and Her Web. I had to force myself to sit down and put the wire through the legs, stitch them on. It wasn’t too difficult a task, but I had been putting it off. I’m so happy to have this completed in time to enjoy it for Halloween. I want…