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 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!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Made by PJ

 Little bands take the stress off wearing elastic around the ears.  Aren't they cute? Made by a nurse for nurses!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Eating together...

Rarely this couple eat together, they always take turns at the table.
But Dennis, lots of people are working very hard to keep food on our table.  We love them for what they are doing.  Hope you have plenty of "groceries".

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


I found this message all printed out which was what I was gonna say anyway about my day yesterday.  I hope you can go out to the garden today, it is a little rainy here.  Can't go wrong to place your faith in what God sends us although sometimes it is hard to understand.  I hope you are well, enjoy my daffodils.