Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I was up very early this morning not sure why so I brewed some coffee and went out in the garden. Cut some things back and took a good look at what was happening. I have neglected it so much during the heat. I buy plants and bulbs from garden catalogs that are a surprise deal. So surprise look at what I got. How beautiful is this! I believe it is a garden phlox. The birds where singing and the sun was just getting over the trees. I should do this more often.
Now back to my Boston trip. This is St. Joseph You pin money to the ribbons and pray. I am not catholic so I am not up on my Saints but I looked him up and he seems to be the patron saint of a lot. There was a fiesta of the saint Joseph society last weekend. which is a 3 day festival of food,music,and fun. I did pin my money and said a little prayer can't hurt.

This is inside the first catholic church in the country. It is so beautiful. The stained glass windows, and inside the church where breath taking.

This is just some iron work that I thought was so wonderful it is old and thick. and as you can see still in a straight line. No sitting on that wall for sure.

This is one little part of this building it is the same all the way down the whole block, so much detail.

And now completely off the subject, my rug and progress. I think I told you it is a large rug 54"square. So this much is really a lot of hooking. But as you can see I have a lot more to go. I have all four flowers done and I am working on finishing the stems. I fill in background when I feel like it.

The weather has changed and it is completely beautiful here. Yesterday was 80's dry and breezy it doesn't get any better than that. This morning when I was up early it was 59 just right for sleeping or walking around outside in your bathrobe. Now this is what I mean! A good old fashion New England summer aaahhhhh.


svelteSTUFF said...

Boston is SUCH a Wonderful place! THANKS for sharing some of your sites with us!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Is the phlox flower really green. Gorgeous!
Speaking of gorgeous ~ your rug is too. Oh, I'm lovin' it and I just cannot begin to imagine hooking something that big. I think it would take me years....wait, maybe decades.
Please keep us posted on your progress.
It was a hot one again in northern Ohio today, but at the moment we are getting a much needed t'storm.
Pug hugs :)

Ellie said...

Wow, the phlox is really pretty! I need to get more bulbs and flower seeds to plant between my veggies. We have the space! I've never been to Boston--thanks for the pics!

lace & arsenic said...

GREEN FLOWERS! how fun not to kno what ur planting!...i know what u mean, every morning, out in the garden, walking around (i wish i could say, in my beautiful dressing gown..lol..but, clodhopping in daves slippers and sweats. lol) i am so thankful to be alive! (the feeling fades quickly, as i get to work. LOL)...BOSTON! how fun. im too much of a home body! i love the pictures! are they taken w/that lil camera u got online? i have meant to ask u that, they are always so clear and bright! off to pick up a mouse the cat just puked up. LOL..(more joys of being alive!)