Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Summer storm

On Sat we went on a garden tour it was in honor of the 250 of a little town near here. The fun thing was it was free and because there were not many attending it was very personal. We met some lovely people. 

We saw 5 gardens some were very unplanned and others were 
by landscape architects. Myself I love a busy garden it is like a great party and all is invited. This lady also had raspberries as big as your thumb oh for a container to fill.,,, 

The day as hot and after a good shower I settled in for some great movies. This one is Woman of The Year. There is no one better than Katherine Hepburn.The movie after this one was the first time Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were in a movie together. I do not remember the name. But she was 19 and he was 44 they married a year after making that movie.

We put the kayaks in to check to see if the blueberries were ripe. 
we got a few but still a little early

We have been hot and humid last night a storm came through that rattled my bones. Rain, hail, sharp lighting. It hit a house in the next town and caused a fire.

Oh my poor plants but they did OK except the hollyhocks I had to stake them tonight.

Since I haven't worked on my rug much I will show you a rug I did some time ago. I put it out for Easter and leave until after the the 4th has gone by.
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I have been reading 
Gifts From The Sea 
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 
Even after all of these years it is so relevant and wonderful.
I read a few pages in the morning before work. 
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Progress...

Well not much to crow about this week. Lots of work
and not much fun.


This is my Star Island rug I have finished the 3 dorries.
and no that is not a flying sheep it's my magnet. It is coming along bit by bit. I need to get it done before I go back to Star Island. (I can't wait to go)

I know I have shown this rug before but it is yard sale season and just as a reminder if you find an old rug. I purchased this for 2.00 it was falling apart every where, If you touched it it ripped, and I didn't know what to do??? So husband got 
A piece of plywood we painted it black and I glued it on the board.
I do not recommend doing that to anything but a rug that is so unstable it will fall apart. After I ran a light vacuum over it and hung it on the porch and low and behold it has been there for years and years! So I was able to save it!  And I completely love it!
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The blueberries are ripe! So we will hit the kayaks when it stops raining to pick and pick.We got lots last year and it was so wonderful to eat blueberry muffins when the snow was swirling and we were remembering the warm days in the kayak.
Have a wonderful weekend, we have a garden walk we want to attend if it is not raining. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy July

This rug I hooked some years ago. It has several mistakes but I still love it.

We had some home time so we kayaked a bit it had been a while
but the old body felt good after.

We saw loons, loons that were still sitting on their nests
and not happy to have us near. 


We also got a chance to see the fireworks near by.


We got some time with this little firecracker.


As most of you know I have had an issue with sleeping it is a bit better but not by leaps and bounds. I pulled out my hooking I am taking a few minutes before bed to hook while sitting on our porch. It will hopefully help me relax and get ready to sleep.


My lavender is in bloom so I made a lavender wand to go in my wool to keep the bugs away. I laid one on my pillow it is suppose to help you sleep.

I hope you are all enjoying the long days. We have had some wild weather we had several tornado warnings in the same day which we never get so it was very nerve wracking. We had flooding rain
Which caused all kinds of issues. But the sun came out and was lovely for the 4th. 
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Have a Great week!



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Oh Sleep How I Miss You

Sunset very peaceful. 


My sweet friend and I hiked down to the lake
sat on a log and solved the world's problems. 
So good for the soul.


It was husband's birthday Sunday so we went out to breakfast. The 
day was pretty and breezy.

It's strawberry season they are sweet and juicy and I just can't get enough. (a quick recipe evaporated sweetened condensed milk with chopped  frozen strawberries throw in a blender and put in the freezer to finish freezing in a short time yummy ice cream.) But I like them warm and fresh from the fields.

My rose bush just keeps blooming and the smell is heavenly.

Tomorrow night we get our sweet B over night I am so excited.
She loves this bear (Hattie) that was her mom's 
We also are babysitting their very ancient dog but he seems to be doing just fine. 
I one the other hand am not sleeping just 4 to 5 hours a night.
I have tried it all. One benadryl is not enough 2 make me so foggy all the next day I barely can function. I have cut out coffee, chocolate etc. I seem to go in cycles with this but really this is as bad as it has ever been for this long. So at night when I wake up I just wander the house or read. I am really not feeling all that great from lack of sleep but this too shall pass (soon I hope)
I hope you are enjoying your summer
Happy 4th of July!!!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Punch Needle


So shock of all shocks I am needle punching.
I went to a local shop with a friend and treated myself.


It will be cute when it is finished.

I was flipping through country living and saw this I love it!
A vintage rug.


My sweet B graduated from kindergarten  where oh where have the years gone....

It was a weekend filled with dance recitals. I always get a little weepy as mom was a dancer too. Great memories.

This is the look of do" I have to stand here one more minute for pictures!" 
It has been so muggy but the thunderstorms have come in to clear it out I hope. 
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I hope you are all well and enjoying the start to your summer.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Motorcycle Week.....

It is motorcycle week in the lakes region
and I have made it my mission to stay as far from them as possible.



My gardens are starting to perk up, this is lupine

Happy blackberries

My one yellow iris

The purple iris. It has been very hot and humid
here not my weather at all...

So before work I get out and water things so when the heat of the day hits them they have a chance.

I have a lot of hosta one of my favorites.
My days are work and home. The roads are busy with the bikers
and I am happy to give them the road, I just don't like the traffic.
And when I do get out I take all the back roads I know. 
This little dirt road runs behind us and makes easy access to and from work and the store.
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We are cooling down tonight thank goodness we do not have air conditioning so I have a hard time sleeping in the heat.
I hope you are all enjoying spring/summer.
we will be complaining about the snow before you know it.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday's With Cathy

My very close friend's name is Cathy also.
We try to meet up each week and most weeks it is Thursday's after work. 
We hit the thrift store,did well and then because the sun was shining and warm we headed for an ice cream and a bit of a stroll.
We live in the lakes region of NH people pay lots of money to vacation where we live. We headed to the lake house (hotel and restaurant)and their adirondack chairs. What a view! the birds played in the trees above us,the fishermen trolled by us, and all felt right with the world.
So on this thursday I am thankful for my sweet friend, for good health,  for where we live, and our thursdays together.
P.S I just saw it is national best friend's day!