Supply and Demand /Sunday Sampler

Sunday Sampler

Daughter #1 is moving off to grad school and she mentioned she didn’t have many pot holders. You have to understand, she’s as burn-your-fingers prone as I am. So this is an issue for consideration. And, being as I have a supply, I will fill this demand.

Momma Econ 101

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First is the scrappy, upcycled version with denim backing. Very durable and good for protecting those 10 digits.

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Next is a more decorative style and honestly makes a better trivet than pot holder.  Protecting your counter or table top is essential. Also, wool products are self-extinguishing so a good choice for those extra hot pans.

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This is a Hexi made of cotton yarn and would double as either a dishcloth or trivet.

For your educational enjoyment, let me say that cotton will not melt. It will burn, yes. But not melt. A good protective item to have between your dishes and the table.

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But of course the best fire prevention is this item.

I told you this was Momma Econ 101!!

 

Feeling Unstoppable

Unstoppable

I got a Fall issue of Love of Crochet in the mail today….. I’m Smitten!File_000 (41)

I’m not a novelist writer at all but there’s a feeling I’m pretty sure they get when a mountain of ideas hits you all at once and you have to start writing them down.

I’m there.

Unstoppable.

The List

I have officially started ‘The List’.  Creative  barrier has been jumped.

Now I just need the Time.

The Birds Were Singing/Crisis

Crisis

July 27, 2016Were is the key word this morning.

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In strolled Scooter. Notice her urban camouflage. Do birds see in color or just black and white?

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Away flew the birds. And I mean it becomes quite still once she’s been spotted.

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Bird crisis averted at this time. There have been quite a few feather clumps found around the garden lately though. I promise we feed this cat twice a day.

 

 

Elusive Orange Organism

Elusive

Gardening sometimes lends surprises, even to veteran gardeners. We  rotate, fertilize, weed, use organic bug and fungus deterrents. We weed, water appropriately, watch for evidence of wildlife invasions and pray for a good year.

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Here we have a dainty lil pumpkin plant that is currently yielding maybe 2 pumpkins, not visible in this photo at the current time. It’s only July though, right?

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In contrast, this is our composting area. There is a corral under there and our extra fence, posts, planters and what-have-you. This is another pumpkin plant and was a volunteer. The mother-in-law tossed her old pumpkin there last fall and now we have this spralled-out monster with 16-inch leaves and what appears to be only flowers.

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And they really are beautiful flowers.

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But if you dig around, there are basketball-sized pumpkins in this great abyss. Gonna get my goat-roper boots out and pull some of these elusive beauties this evening. Can’t wait!!!

Quick Pick Request/ Sunday Sampler

Sunday Sampler

Mother brought me a project. She is very accomplished in hand embroidery and she thought this needed an extra addition in the form of a crocheted edge.

Enter me.(She doesn’t crochet.)

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So I have a decision to make. I’ve narrowed down some edgings that I think might prove to be a pretty embellishment.border voting

I’ll be using the same color, ivory, as I’ve started with. No color changes. The intention is a charming heirloom appearance. Number 75 is my current pick. But like Missouri weather, change could come at any minute.

Still Waiting/WPC

Cherry On Top

We have waited patiently. Watering. Watching. Hanging Around.

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This shot was on Thursday morning.

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There will be such excitement come Monday morning 🙂 The children’s flowers have finally bloomed!

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But the Behemoth awaits. It is well over 11 feet tall today. No bloom. Praying it doesn’t reach the power lines and get zapped! 😬

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Redneck Yard Art

Frail

Duct tape fixes everything he says.

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Notice the seat fixed with sun-faded designer duct tape.

But the plastic finally gave out. Poor Ben, age 4 says, “Steph, I accidentally broke your bike.” I look at him and let him know it was not his fault. This went way past duct tape.

Frail from seasons of winter, summer, spring and fall.

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