Before I really start this post, I want to acknowledge 9/11. I know that I will never forget!
We are having thunder and lightning, and thankfully rain. As you know I live in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and we’re in prime fire country. Keep your fingers crossed for us, as this weather is supposed to continue for a few days. Right now, I’m loving it! I love the smell of rain when I can have the windows opened!
I’m sorry that I’ve ignored my blog, but I’ve been so busy with other things… My granddaughters have been for a visit!
My vegetable garden is producing like mad. We’ve finally had tomatoes. The zucchini is overflowing my harvest basket. My knitting is flying off of the needles. The Halloween projects are moving ahead! The Autumn decorating has begun!
It’s just so busy…
We have arrived home from the last wilderness. Alaska! It was just as beautiful as promised. The weather was way better than promised, as we had no rain. One day was grey and drizzly, but no rain to speak of.
The ship was even more beautiful than I had anticipated. Our cabin was fabulous, and the service was impeccable! The food was so wonderful, that I’m not sure I can even describe it! Lets just say that I am dieting in a big way, starting tomorrow.
Our son and Grandsons are leaving tomorrow for their new home. They have been away from Mom for about six weeks, and are so excited to be on their way. We are going to miss them BIG TIME! It will be so quiet around here, that I’m not so sure we will know what to do for a few days. The good news is that we can go visit them often, and Disneyland is on the way! I see a lot of trips in our future.
I know this post is rambling all over the place, but I’m trying to give everyone a quick catch up… It’s been a busy Summer!
My vegetable garden is just starting to produce, and I hope Summer holds out long enough that we get a few tomatoes…and I’m really hoping for pumpkins! We’ll see…
My little canine pumpkin, Audrey had more Mast Cell Tumors removed yesterday, and the surgery was just as traumatic as last Summer. It was her last surgery. I already feel guilty for putting her through it. Even with her pain meds, she cried all night. I can’t do it to her again.
If you came to catch up on my knitting and sewing adventures, I’ll be in the sewing room with Miss Audrey, so I’m hoping to get a few projects finished.
Alrighty–I’ve been back for a week, and somehow we have slipped back to Winter, or something. It was thirty-four degrees this lovely Spring morning…Not that you will hear me really complain. The only weather that I can NOT stand, is when it is boiling, unremittingly hot! I’ll even take snow over heat. (As long as I have power).
Our garden is slowly getting back into shape, thanks to my hubby, and youngest son. I worked a bit, but I haven’t been out there for a month. Shhh…don’t tell anyone. I also haven’t really done any sewing in a month either. I did work on the Crayon Box Jacket like a whirling fiend. Then I went to babysit my perfect Grandchildren-just kidding-and while I was there, I managed to knit one square. Big fat halto to the momentum.
This week I have my quilt group here again, and the preparations have begun in earnest! The cleaning is happening, and I made one of my desserts today. Ice Cream! Perfect! By the way, did you know that Nutella will not stick to frozen ice cream? My dessert will not be perfect. I tried to pipe decorativeness onto my ice cream, but alas… It was thirty four degrees this morning, and we’ve had popping fires all weekend… I hope my friends wear turtlenecks.
Pictures and more fun to come!
Well, I had planned on a lovely, cheery, Springy post about my skirt sewing. BUT–Mother Nature has done a number on my mood, my garden and my plans for sewing. I woke up yesterday morning bright and early, and turned over to look out the not so clean window and the pine trees were COVERED in snow! Coated, bending and layered in icy snow. My Aspen trees broke again… My dogwoods are covered in bubble gum pink flowers, and yesterday their lusciousness was covered in frozen snow.
My local yarn shop BY HAND in Sonora, Ca.http://www.byhandyarn.com/ has a customer show every June. I have a few things that I can let them borrow, and I now have an inspiration to complete the incomplete Crayon Box Jacket. I’m not sure I really love my version of it. My jacket is very busy. I think perhaps I over did it with color and texture. Here, I’ll show you the pieces…
So, would you please leave me a comment and tell me if it’s just “too much”? Too” it will alter your vision”…Just too darn bright?
Anyway. I’m knitting as fast as I can, pretending like I’m going to love it.
I’ve been waiting since October for the opening day of our local Farmer’s Market. My friends and I have been planning and plotting our outfits, but keeping them private from each other. Wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise… We like to wear something that we have sewn, or knit that no one has seen before. This year however, it’s COLD! My outfit is jeans and a jacket. A handmade knitted jacket, and a handmade knitted scarf. Very warm, because it’s freezing.
This is my friend Chrys in her perfectly knit, perfectly embellished, perfectly adorable Color Box Jacket. Mine is half way done, and not this bright. It’s bright , but not as sparkly as this. Stay tuned…
Now, back to the Farmer’s Market… There were bright red gigantic gorgeous strawberries, and flowers in their neon colors. There were baby ruby-red beets, and fragrant spicy garlic scapes…perfect fuzzy apricots for a dessert that I’m dreaming of…