Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall Leaves

A fun little crochet project made with various remnants of cotton yarn.

One Christmas Item A Month

Well, the heat of Summer has kept me from thinking about Christmas, but now I am back with the project, here are two little ornaments I made this month.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Feline Friday

Mr. Frankie enjoying the sofa.

Mother Elsa and daughter Maggie sharing the window sill.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This Week in My Kitchen - Blog Hop

Here are some highlights from another week in my kitchen, which is always the busiest on weekends.

Joining Heather
From the Garden
Sunday Breakfast - Oatmeal muffins and eggs with cherry tomatoes.

Sunday Lunch

Egg sandwich spread and the weekly pizza.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I had a nice weekend, temperatures were in the lower to mid 80s, it was sunny but with a cool breeze and finally dry enough for Del to battle the jungle out back mow.

This weekend brought the first taste of Autumn from the farmer's market.

A nice relaxed Sunday breakfast.

And a new craft project, another crochet pillow, I love this pattern. And so does MamaCat.

My mind has been so full lately with things I need to do, want to do, should be doing and so on, I had trouble turning it off at night to get to sleep. So I started a notebook in which I write down everything just willy nilly as it comes to mind. Chores, craft projects, plans for upcoming celebrations, etc. I hope this will help empty my mind a bit and remind me of all the things I want to do.

I also raided the 'free for kindle' section on amazon again and acquired 143 books to read on my computer since I don't even own a kindle. They are all from the history section and I am looking forward to start reading them.

I hope your weekend was a good one too. Things will get back to 'normal' around here tomorrow, vacation time for Del is over and we will both go back to our regular work.

Joining with Karen

While I Was Away

I finally got that break I was planning on taking earlier. Not that there was nothing noteworthy going on around here I just did not feel like blogging. But there still was some fun to be had.

There was yarn shopping.

And birthday gifts. Books and handmade lovelies, my favorite kind of gifts, Del gave me a subscription to "Taproot" but the first issue has not yet arrived.

Birthday donuts for breakfast.

Chinese takeout and homemade pizza.

And even a little crafting took place. I made a crochet pillow using this pattern.

We will now return to our regular scheduled programming. ;-)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Around the Garden

Well, the veggies are as good as done, some tomatoes still need to get red or I need to find some good recipes for green tomatoes. The flowers are doing well, providing a spot of color and food for the hummingbirds. Some of the small sunflowers have developed secondary blooms after the main one died off.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

Feline Friday

Mr. Jack sleeping on the window beside me.

Thursday, August 07, 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

Blueberry Crumbcake

 Buttermilk Herb Bread



Veggies from the garden with potato puffs