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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dang Nabbit & Some Stitches

So.... anybody that knows me.... knows that I dream (maybe even obsess) all Winter and Spring for the arrival of that first juicy, backyard grown Jersey tomato.... I've even shared some pics of the small, freshly planted tomato plant... and most recently, the pics the 7 ft. tall tomato plant loaded with heirloom beefsteak green tomatoes...

wait for it...

wait for it...

You see this little guy?


He's been helping himself to my tomatoes! Sure, between the two plants I have about 50 tomatoes... enough to share... but the thing that's really annoying me is that Mr. Squirrel eats the perfect ones... and leaves me with THESE...


Funny, right?

Certainly not funny ha ha... not to me anyways... anybody have an owl that I could hire for the Summer? Something has to keep him away so that I can get to the good tomatoes... don't mention sprinkling hot pepper around the plants... remember... these are Jersey Squirrels... ;-)

I had once seen a t-shirt that read, "Jersey.... where only the strong survive". It's truer than most may think...

So, with the heat wave we all have been enduring... I have been spending most of my free time indoors stitching... yesterday I finished up the stitching part of primitivebettys "Spring Pillow Tuck"... I stitched it 2 over 2, using DMC 3866 on 32 ct. raw linen... I should have it finished into a pillow some time during the week...


There's more stories to tell... I will be back soon! I may even have a giveaway, so be sure to check back often!

Have a wonderful Summer Sunday!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday, Snow Days & Tomatoes

Yippeeeeeee! I'm a year older!!!! lol! I celebrated a Birthday yesterday and have plans to celebrate another one next year!!! lol! *grin*

It was a great day! It started with presents! The mailman brought me a package from my buddy Ginger over at PrimitivesByTheLightOfTheMoon! So much care was taken in wrapping everything!!!!

And, what was in each package was WONDERFUL!!! A Christmas embroidery pattern, vintage fabrics, gorgeous variegated dmc floss and a notepad...

And so many handmade items!!!! A wool covered notebook with strawberries appliqued on it, a quilted pillow tuck (in my favorite colors), a watermelon pinkeep (velvet ~ ohhh-la-la!) a pillow tuck stamped with a girl in her garden, a wooden painted sheep tag, a dress ornie and a beautiful house and flowers appliqued to a wool pillow!!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every stitch of these!!!! Thanks once again, Ginger! You really made my Birthday!

What else to do on a Birthday? Well... how about sit peacefully and stitch! Yep... the big band music went blasting on the stereo and a few hours later I had another one of the Snow Days blocks embroidered! This has to be my favorite so far! Maybe it's the General Store... or maybe it's the truck? I don't know... but I do like this design a bunch!

Snow Days Block #4
A Crabapple Hill design
Offered as a Block Of The Month by The Quilted Crow

Speaking of trucks.... and cars... we went to a couple of car shows too! Last week was at our local Outback Steakhouse. And, the following week was at a Chick-Fil-A that's about an hour from our house... well worth the trip! Lots of gorgeous and shiny classic cars on display! What's that? Do we have videos of these shows? Of course we do!!! These are short.... but a good sampling of what was there...



With Summer in full swing... we are finally getting a fireworks display of flowers in the garden! :-) Here's a couple of close ups...


And here are those tiny tomato plants I put in the garden way back in April. These buggers are pushing 6 ft. tall!!! There's tomatoes on them all right... quite a few... but none red to eat! I'm guessing maybe a couple more weeks?!?!?!?!?

Well... back to stitchin'! Next update should be a cross stitch that I started some time in March? lol! Yep... I'm going to finish my starts... before starting another...

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer days! Keep smiling and stay healthy!

:-)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!!


I hope you all have long weekends to enjoy celebrating the Independence and Pride of America! Picnics, fireworks, car shows, stitching, needlepunch, cross stitch, rug hooking, quilting!

Yep... it's in there!
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