Much to do…

I took last week off as I just was not in writing mode. I have been busy with the garden, of course. Here’s proof… That batch is from over a week ago. The carrots are long since eaten…yum…along with the okra and that big Soldacki tomato there on the lower right. I have a gallon…

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…

I injured my right index finger somehow this weekend and have been unable to stitch. It also hurts to type. So, I just have flowers for today. It’s been overcast here for days which has lowered the temperatures. It’s nice, but I’d like to have more sun for the garden. Still, things are growing, tomatoes…

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….

How my garden grows…

I’ve been looking into more information about permaculture and ways of growing a garden without tilling, digging or watering. The way I’m doing things now is for the birds, way too labor intensive. Nature grows easily if you work with it. I am enjoying some results. The sunflowers look amazing and so beautiful after first…

Fabrics I Have Been…

I spent three hours working in the garden this morning, even though I thought last night there wouldn’t be much to do. Things are looking really nice. More Velvet Queens… I’m pretty sure this is a 6 foot fence. You can see how tall the sunflowers are getting. It says a lot for the benefits…

A quilt story…

The past few times I visited the local thrift store I made it a point to keep my eye out for old quilts. I really admire┬áMandy Patullo’s work and thought it might be fun to try some things using old quilt blocks. I quickly spotted this quilt top on my last trip… Hand stitched, old…

Finally flowers…

I woke up way too early this morning after way too little sleep to thoughts of what to do with the ducks, the pros and cons: Give them away. Not ready to give up yet, especially when they are so close to laying eggs…it’s what I’ve been waiting for. Clip their wings. Absolutely necessary. Create…

Another bloom…

So…..I’m 9 months into this blog venture. If nothing else, it is useful as an online diary. I have found writing daily is very therapeutic. Last year when I began I never would have thought I would have been able to come up with something new to share 5 days a week. But, so far,…

The storm, the escape and the first flower…

Last night we had a big storm come through. We took down the pool cover as a precaution against the 75 mph winds. We didn’t want to risk the cover being torn to shreds. Consequently, there’s a lot of junk in the pool that I should be out cleaning. But today I’d rather play with…

It’s getting hot in here…

Temperatures have reached the 90s this week. Great pool weather! Which reminds me I need to get an updated pic of the pool to send you. We really like our little arrangement. H said he sits at works and dreams about being in the pool. The flowers are coming along, a bit too slowly for…

It’s Friday…

Overall, it’s been a pleasant day so far. The garden is doing well…except for a few tomato plants that are looking droopy…not sure what that’s about. And there is….eeee!eeee!eeee!…this… The first start of a Rouge Vif D’Etampe squash! I’m so excited! This plant is really growing… It’s well outside of the little make-shift border I…