Comfy covers…

I do believe this marks my first post of the year. We’ve been in a very dry deep freeze here in Kansas for weeks. This weekend and coming week we’ll see warmer temps in the 40s and 50s, and I’m very glad for it. I am actually busy writing elsewhere, so haven’t been here much….

I was OOT…

Not that my avid fans were really wondering where I was, but I’m back to tell you I was OOT (Out of Town.) I used to work at a place where we scribbled that down to know who was OOT. It came in handy. So I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after…

In with the old…

Where to begin??? Well, Saturday I wrecked my left shoulder lifting vintage furniture we bought from an artist/designer/furniture hoarder in our old town. This shoulder has been wrecked before – in an ATV accident – which may be why it’s a mess and the right one is fine. Anyway, it’s a big reason why it’s…

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…