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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Alert

Yes, it's Wednesday. What would we do without it? Well, we would have one day less to our work week. And we wouldn't have One Flower Wednesday. A sad thought. Just kidding. I've got another flower to show you that I completed this week. And I'm including the muslin hexies that I've started to use for the pathway in my garden.

As for my real garden, I'm still working on it. I usually work in the veggie garden for an hour or two early in the morning before it gets hot. It was a cool day today but, since it rained hard yesterday, it was a little to damp to work. I admit I spent too much time on the computer this morning instead. I've got to get a gripe and deny myself so much computer time. But I was a semi-good girl. I finished cleaning out under the vanity in the spare bathroom. Now what do I do with these plastic plant pots that were there? Hmmmm? LOL!

I'm excitingly expecting my new fun pad that is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. You ask 'what is a fun pad'? Basically it's a computer compatible drawing pad. Lots of goodies are on it already like Photoshop Elements and Corel Paint. I really love mixed media and this will be a hoot to play with. And..I will have more to post on my blog. What fun!

Oh, yeah. Last Friday was DH's birthday so I wanted to bake him a chocolate cake from scratch. I was having a hard time finding a recipe that used cocoa powder (all the chocolate I had in the cupboard). I looked in all my recipe books to no avail. I hadn't tried the internet yet when I looked on the back of the cocoa box. Viola! Saved by the box!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Post For Wednesday

Hi Everybody! No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I didn't get around to posting last week all due to the fault  of the veggie garden. I finally got everything in but the carrots and the beets. The beans are all up and today the cantaloupe broke through. I have an area yet to plant that I think will be planted with more zucchini. You can't have too much zucchini to make into pickles. My adult daughters have been begging for my zucchini pickles so zucchini pickles they'll get. LOL! 

My DH is on vacation this week and yesterday we lay pavers for a small patio to put our BBQ grill on. DH's honey-do list has one more thing checked off.  Last night we had our first barbequed burgers of the season. Yum!


And here's my flower for this week's One Flower Wednesday. I really love the color of this one!


This is a small art quilt I made a while ago. I love mixing bits and pieces together like I did on this one.


I'm glad you came to visit and I promise I won't take too long to blog again.  Toodles!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's a HOT Wednesday

You'd think it was August with the temperature here at 94 degrees today. Air conditioning is my favorite creature comfort and I don't mind admitting to it. Today we have two window air conditioners going along with 3 ceiling fans and 3 table fans. I'm putting off going up the driveway to get my mail until just before dark tonight just to avoid the humidity. I said it before and I'll say it again-I'm a WUSS when it comes to the heat. Growing up in a air conditioner-less house didn't bother me. But now different story. I'm just so glad we don't live in a desert!

I'm still working on getting the veggie garden planted. The last two mornings I was in the garden before 8 and finally got my tomatoes and peppers planted and mulched and the waxed beans in. Today and tomorrow will be too hot to garden but it's looking good for Friday. I'll get my pole beans in and some more of the garden ready for other plantings. I hope to get enough extra harvest this year to do some canning for winter.

The week has passed before I realized and it's One Flower Wednesday already. I've only finished one new flower this week and started adding garden path patches to the others.

This is an exciting week for me. I've started taking an online workshop for marketing. I have lots of ideas and this will help me decided what direction to take them in. Along with the marketing workshop there are many interesting mixed media workshops at Traci Bautista's website:
http://creativityunleashed.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I Won!

Look at what I won over at jensfunlittlethings.blogspot.com  It just came today. Isn't she just a sweetheart?  Thank you Jen.  I can't wait to try them all these great recipes.



I spent most of the day yesterday working on the veggie garden. I haven't felt those muscles since high school. LOL Who needs a gym membership? Think of it this way: my muscles think they're getting toned, I'm getting a tan and I'm saving money on groceries. And I'll try to remember those things when my muscles rebel next time I'm in the garden. Haha!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Here It Is Again One Flower Wednesday

  I really enjoy keeping up with One Flower Wednesdays. Check out all our gardens at http://journeyofaquilter.blogspot.com/ I've decided to probably only make one flower a week for the summer instead of the two I usually do. I'm going to start adding the path to my garden, maybe one section a week until I've caught up with all the flowers I've done so far. Here are my flowers for this week.


  I'm also starting to get back into making some art. I've been so into quilting lately that that area of my creativity has been neglected. This morning I made a gift tag to go along with a birthday gift for my 29 year old (again...hahaha!) oldest daughter. I can't see spending a ridiculous amount on a card when it is better spent on a gift and adults may think that a card from the dollar store gives the impression that the giver doesn't care enough. So my alternative is to start making cards for each occasion. I think it's so much more personal. And the receiver may even want to save the memento. Here's my tag.

Tomorrow I'll be out in the garden. It's been so wet that the weeds are growing faster than the veggies and there are plenty of them. In fact, the poison ivy had gotten a head start with the latest heat wave. Here are a couple of pictures of my front perennial garden. Two years in the making. Hopefully this year, the third, will be the grand finale.




 It's been so hot for the last three days that I haven't been venturing out much. Imagine my surprise when I went out this morning and found my Irises had broken out in bloom. Whoohoo!

  Hope you all have a great day!