Friday, August 01, 2014


I actually remembered to sign up for FNWF this month. It was a cool day, perfect for sitting around with a huge blanket in my lap. I finished the colorful Firenze Afghan, the weaving in of the yarn ends took almost as long as making the blanket (no, just kidding, but it did take a while and reminded me while I do not like using more than one color in a project). But I am very pleased with how the blanket turned out. I was hoping for some sunny outside photos but the weather forecast does not comply with my plans, they will have to wait a few days. Meanwhile here it is, spread out on the bed. Our bed is queen sized so you get an idea how big it is. Now on to the next one.

Happy Lammas/Lughnasadh!

To all who celebrate the height of Summer and the first harvest. We will have a bit of a feast on Sunday because Del has to work tomorrow (but it is never to late for a fest, is it?).

Here you can read a bit more about the day. Lammas

Feline Friday

Jack, the bird watcher.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

In the Garden

While I was hanging laundry this morning I snapped a few pictures of the flowers in my garden. I have no idea where the purple morning glory came from but I love it. As the seeds in the sunflowers ripen their heads dip down to the ground a few of them have already been taken. I have also noticed a bunch of tomatoes getting ripe and I hope I will get to them before the squirrels do. When I took the pictures of the morning glories I got checked out by a hummingbird.

The forecast for this week shows temperatures in the lower 80s, total bliss. I hope to get my big colorful crochet blanket finished.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Around the garden

Meet the cheekiest bunny ever. He/she is not the least bit intimidated by me standing on the stairs and taking pictures. Those carrot tops must be yummy. And it is a very good bunny too, only takes one mouthful from each plant. And I have to apologize to the bunny, it is actually the squirrels who are stealing the tomatoes.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This Week in My Kitchen - Blog Hop

I love food and I love cooking and I am having a lot of fun visiting all the lovely kitchens in this blog hop.

So, without further delay, here are some highlights from another week in my kitchen, which is always the busiest on weekends.

Joining Heather
 From the garden.
Bread and Butter Pickles.

 Pizza with bacon and yellow tomatoes.

Peaches from the farmer's market and another Peachberry Buckle (I love the combination of winter spices and summer fruit).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What I am working on

I have to admit, I am not good at taking breaks. So here it goes. I am trying to finish this blanket this week, but I ran out of the red yarn. I actually ran out of purple and green yarn as well, but there was so little left to do ( half a round and one round) with these two that I could substitute with the yellow. The red one however ran out in the middle of the square. Now I have to wait until I find another ball of it. I don't really want to order it online and pay shipping, but the only remaining 'craft' store in town does no longer carry this yarn and I am not sure if the big store will have it. I hope they do. Meanwhile I amuse myself with crocheting the squares together (while binge watching "Eureka").