Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Not just for Christmas...

 I didn't know this but you might already.  Anyway I am sending it just in case.  As soon as I feel comfortable I am heading to English Gardens for one of these this year.  Kynda says she just put hers out in the yard in summer and it is looking good.

Thank you all for the nice compliments on our "turkey" wreath.  Have a happy Tuesday at home and safe.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Kynda's Wreath, My Turkey...

 I made this turkey from a pattern by The Goode Wife.  My daughter, Kynda, gave him a nice place to stand. She makes beautiful wreaths.   I really like the black and white, those colors have   been really popular this year at the Town Peddler Craft mall. We did good I think!!  Do you like black and white for Christmas?


Saturday, November 7, 2020

What Day is it anyway!

 I may have forgotten how to post, but I still keep up with all of you.  I saw this a bit ago and thought how well it describes me these days.

Just saying hello!!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Flowers on Fleming St.

 Best short zinnia is this red one, I have not picked even one and the blooms are still fresh.
Best tall zinnias, I save the seeds from one year to the next and just scatter them.  They never fail.
Best spreading petunia, they are hard to find.  Tidal Wave.
 The hostas have the tallest blooms ever.
 new to me, Mexican petunia.  Only blooms early in the morning.
 My yarrow, I sell this dried at my craft mall.
and if you were here, we would sit under this tree and drink coffee.  It's a beautiful day in Michigan.

Friday, July 31, 2020


The Pot on the left says "I've cooked the biggest turkeys".  The pot on the right says "But I've cooked twice as many as you".  The little one on the floor says "I've cooked cabbage rolls for twenty."

We all know sometimes objects "speak" to us.  This was a moment yesterday when my friend Jackie put these lovely roaster pans in her booth at Town Peddler.  It is sad to let things like this go but we all know we can't keep everything.

We hope that Stella and Jo's roasters go to someone who has a big old farmhouse where they can be admired, or even used. 

Signing off now, going to realestate.com to see if any farmhouses are for sale. Happy Friday!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Growing tomatoes...

I never have a ripe tomato by fourth of July, I know that is a competition among some gardeners.
Instead I am playing with mine, diligently hunting out suckers so I can train my tomatoes up a string, a method recommended by Karen, The Art of Doing Stuff. 

If you have read her posts you will know she is a hoot, so even if you can't do stuff that she writes about, (or have no desire to) you will enjoy  her posts.

Another gardener I miss so much is Dad's Tomato Garden.  Some of you will remember him,  I know Ma will.  I always think of him when I look at my tomatoes.  Happy Sunday and let me know if you have a ripe tomato.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

PJ's new sewing space...

These are strips, cut and painted and mounted on the wall.  Garage sale desk and cupboard transformed.  Jeff and PJ are a creative couple!