Endearing…or Inappropriate?

When I visited my Mom Sunday she gave me these tea towels… She said she didn’t want to use them because she didn’t want to be inappropriate… And then she followed that by talking about someone she knows and then saying something inappropriate…oh well. The pictures are really cute, and the stitching is nicely done….

A visit to the prairie…and a giveaway…

If you’ve been here before, you might notice things look a little different. I felt like June Wildflower needed an update. So far I really like it. I hope readers do, too. Yesterday H and I went to my mom’s for a visit. I hadn’t been there in a while, and with the wildflowers growing…

Thrift…

Here’s a beautiful picture of the neighbor’s tree that I took in the fall and never used here… Isn’t it just gorgeous? We don’t have any trees in our yard, except for one little redbud which is aging and losing a lot of branches…or is that just all the junk in our environment causing that…

Some finish work…

Sort of. Finish work is usually what you do to finalize a project…edging, stitching a piece into something like a bag. H bought me The Textures of Home for Valentine’s Day in February. It’s a piece by Hazel Monte. It’s been sitting on my old Singer sewing machine/vanity ever since then. Every morning I would eyeball it, trying…

Just a little work…

I don’t feel like doing much of anything lately. Actually, I’d like to sleep. Maybe I should. I did spend a couple hours upstairs stitching. I put on a movie while I did so, Hello, My Name is Doris…starring Sally Field. It was entertaining. And she still looks amazing. I have finished the main body…

New blooms…

New blooms are appearing on the mums… I never knew mums would bloom in the spring until last year. I think it’s because of all those cold rainy spring days we had. It will be nice to have more color out there, as everything else is green… That tall dark green on the left is…

Trades are fair…

“If someone likes something you have and you want to share, don’t just give it away, trade something,” said Judith Baker Montano, a well-known crazy quilter, in a class I took years ago. “I like trades. Trades are fair.” Her words resonated with me and have stuck with me all this time. I admire people who give of…

It’s sunny and warm…

Wow, some days it’s hard to think of a title. So, there you go. It’s sunny and warm today. I might get in the pool. Twobie and Archie had a bit of fun inside this morning, just moments before I booted them outdoors. It’s amazingly hard to capture a good photo of a kitten with…

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…

Hmmmmm….

It’s a cloudy cool day. I like these days. It’s easier to get things in the ground and work outside without the heat bearing down on me. So far I got the last 3 tomato spaces filled in the back, plus coverings. It’s not very attractive, but it certainly is pragmatic. The netting on top…

Gardening day…

Today was primarily a gardening day. I estimate I have spent at least six hours, probably more, bent over digging holes and planting tomatoes. I’m wiped out. The task was prolonged by the ducks, of course, who had their heads buried in every hole searching for worms, slugs, grubs and bugs. Earthworms and slugs are…