Dirty…

Hello! I love the garden, but it’s dirty work. Every morning it doesn’t rain I go out and do the watering, tying, rearranging, etc… By the time I’m finished I’m so sweaty I can literally ring the water out of my shirt. A subsequent shower is a must. And it’s too hot to wear shoes….

Earthquake and good Chi…

Most of the earthquakes we have here these days are pretty mild, just rumbles with a little bit of house shaking or a punch to the walls. (BTW, Kansas is not supposed to have earthquakes. We are land locked and generally considered stable territory. That has all changed, thanks perhaps entirely to the oil and…

A Pale Horse…

We just had another heavy shower. That must put us well over 3 inches of rain since Friday. I can’t complain as that means once again I don’t have to water the garden. But we’re at the point where we need more sun because, when it’s cloudy, the garden doesn’t grow as much. Here in…

First blooms…

I have so many E!E!E! I’m so excited!¬†things happening in the garden! Like the first sunflower blooms. They make me oh so happy. I feel like I’ve been waiting and waiting… Technically, this is the second bloom… The first bloom is pointed towards the neighbors…hmph! These are velvet queens. The neighbors could have had sunflowers…

The weather is FAB…

Rain a couple days ago and now the weather is so FABulous! I should be outside enjoying it some more, but I’m tired from my morning’s gardening work and itching to go upstairs and stitch. Every time we get a rain it seems like the garden just explodes. I was surprised to see how much…

Birthday month blues?

Things are feeling so weird here. There’s the drained pool and the squash bug attack from yesterday. H thought he had the van fixed, but it seems it’s near death’s door, so now both of our vehicles are in the driveway awaiting fixing. H hit some kind of animal, he’s not sure exactly what, about…

New developments…

I always dread getting on the computer to do my daily work because I know I will end up being here for a long time. It’s been two hours already! But I want to get in a blog post, so here goes. Things are looking fine in the garden, like OMG!!! So exciting!! things… You…

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. This¬†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…