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Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
-- Sam Keen
I thought I should feel guilty for feeling lazy this summer as I marvel over the wonderful life that dwells in my back yard. Not so according to Mr. Keen. Now with his permission I will embrace my comfy chaise lounge while keeping an eye on the bird bath or the hummingbirds who seem to love the nectar from our hanging baskets. Next are the squirrels who seem to believe they own the abundant crop of English Walnuts ripening on our tree. The bird houses are full of new families and it won't be long until the chirping babies venture out on their own. Ah...summer will be over soon enough and this year I am trying to make the most of our short time together.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
|Ginger Joe loves projects!|
And...whether I am sewing or typing
he wants to be right in the middle!
I belong to the Spokane Modern Quilt Guild. We were given 6 fat eighths from the Jay McCarroll Habitat with the challenge to make a placemat using all 6 prints. The only other fabrics we could use were solids. I started to make squares but when I laid this all out on the table, I liked the diagonal aspect with this eclectic group of prints. As I looked at other member's finished products I realized that my abilities for machine quilting just are not there yet. However, I enjoyed the project and the process. As you can see, our kitten Ginger Joe liked it too.
I decided to take the opportunity to finish my project last night, sipping my favorite wine and joining others for the Friday Night Sew In over at Handmade By Heidi's blog where the projects are creative and inspiring. Heidi and her cousin Bobbi over at Crafty Vegas Mom take turns hosting this monthly event where UFO's are completed and new surges of creativity spread across blogland. It was fun to participate!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
|Cottonwood oh Cottonwood...lend me your ear...|
Please go from here...
And take your white fluffs with you...
My grass is covered...again today!
You have over stayed your welcome...
Two weeks I say...
It is time for you to go!
|Everything is covered...all my soil...|
|All my plants....|
|Look at this grass...green just this morning....now white as snow!|
Thursday, July 7, 2011
We spent a wonderful Fourth of July with our daughter and her family. She treated us all to a splendid fare of ribs, chicken and hot dogs. We were joined by my son-in-law's parents, now family who share most holidays with us. We were a merry party around the table through the simple act of enjoying ourselves. It doesn't get much better than that.
|We were treated to a welcoming table filled with |
All American apple pie and lemonade
and a good old fashioned pineapple upside down cake!
Look at the flowers she made from colorful patriotic papers.
We felt like celebrating right away.