Thursday, June 18, 2009


Where's everyone been? My faithful companion here has been her wild child self -- ripping through the house, climbing the door/window screens (I should try that someone -- Madeline loves it so it must be a lot of fun!), jumping on the back of the reclinder to attack me each time I walk by. Madeline still has all her claws and I have the scars on my arms to prove it.

The weather here has finally warmed up and that's meant lots of time outdoors soaking up the sunshine and gardening, both flower and veggie.

I have been doing a little needlework. Here's a box that I covered the lid with CQ work. The box is gold/beige/white so it was a limited palette for me. All in all, a pretty easy project -- getting the block on that round lid went much better then I thought! Enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Garden Time

I know this isn't a gardening blog, but I thought I'd share a few photos of my yard with you all. It's been a very wet and cool spring this year and the plants are loving it.

An orange iris. This one ended up having 4 flowers.

A patch of wild flowers.

A giant hosta -- this is only one of about 6 or 7 hostas that live in the shaded side yard.

And how about this one? How many of you know what it is? Who would have thought that potatoes would have such pretty blooms on them? (LOL).

I've been working hard dyeing some lace and things. Some will go for prizes in a contest we're having at CQForNewbies -- others may go into the Etsy shop (which has been vacant for soooo long). I'll be back, hopefully, later in the week with more things to share.

And before I forget -- I want to thank all of you who took the time to comment on Ethel Rose and Emma Violet (last post). I'm glad you all enjoyed the story (and I didn't even tell you about the woman who owned the bar, Caroline. When I saw Bette Davis in the movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, I immediately screamed, "OMG, it's Caroline!"). I do appreciate each and every one of you who comment -- and HEY! I updated my blog template and found out I have followers. How cool is that? I didn't even know! So thank you all again.