Archive for June 2012
Harper is the most adorable child, I agree. I can not believe how fearless she appears in any pictures I’ve seen. (Especially considering that the water in the ocean is probably only slightly above freezing!) Will Chet be able to fit on the long board with Sebastian and Harper?
My flowers on Friday are of the cloth variety.
I know we usually feature flowers on Friday but I did that on Wednesday so today is all about cuteness.
First off, my little niece Harper who is visiting from AK (can’t wait to see her tomorrow!). Here are some pictures from her trip out East.
This is a picture of her on the paddle board with Sebastian in Jamestown.
Trying out the swimming pool slide in Worcester.
And showing off her new wetsuit.
Last, but not least is a video of your granddog. I bought him a new puzzle toy the other day – for when Kate drops him off after his afternoon walk (we still use the PB kong for the AM). We hid treats under each of the little circles and he has figured out how to slide them and get the treat. Such a smart little guy! (BTW – he did get all of the others, the entire video was too long for emailing.)
I delivered Miss Emily’s finished quilt to her today. It is the quilt I showed on my quilter last week. I fall in love with every quilt I work on, but I really loved this one. Emily told me she made these blocks when she was just starting to applique, she is very, very talented. She always wanted to hand quilt it, but asked me to quilt instead.
The quilt was large, so it was tough to take a picture of the whole piece, so I have to show it in sections.
This is the side border-recognize the style of quilting? Beadboard!
This is the top with pillows:
Such a pretty quilt on a bed, isn’t it?
I’m so glad you are enjoying your deck. It appears that Mike cooked every type of meat he could find!
Yesterday was the third Wednesday in a row that I was out (well, in this case in) doing something fun (I usually don’t go out on “school nights”). Last night Mike and I hosted a potluck dinner party on our deck.
It was a BEAUTIFUL night – perfect weather. Everyone brough the most amazing food. We had a cold rice salad, caprese salad, mac and cheese, chips with guac and mango salsa, cruditee . . . and lots of vino!
Mike grilled up some spicy BBQ chicken, steak and pork ribs. (see how big the elephant ears are getting?)
I made my favorite Pina Colada Cupcakes from Skinny Taste for dessert.
The weekend garden is absolutely GORGEOUS, however…there is NO way that one person maintains it on the weekend. I think I should visit for a few weeks to prove my point.
Dear Jane Kathy made another quilt for a niece for high school graduation.
The quilting I did was all about texture.
The fabric featured horses by Laurel Burch. I tried to quilt a few horses in Laurel’s style.
This is the whole quilt:
(Somehow a small UFO appeared in the photo.)
After giving it some thought, I might have to spend at least a month in the weekend garden. I hope he has mint growing, I’m on a mojito kick.
Yes, you read that correctly. This is a WEEKEND country (VT) garden which was created by and is being maintained by a man! I came across this article in July’s edition of Martha Stewart Living magazine and had to share.
Oh, I so hated to be the one who moved that cute baby off the opening spot on our blog. Dara, what a truly wonderful gift for Kim.
The dogs and I have cabin fever. I can’t believe I’m already boring you with reports of bad weather in Florida. Tropical storm Debby visited Tampa, and liked it so much that she stayed far too long. I was thrilled with the rain, but heartsick about the devastation it caused. Lots of people were evacuated from their homes due to flooding. People in town were rescued by AIRBOATS!!! One of the problems we were warned about was to avoid walking in the water in the streets because of ALIGATORS!!! I guess it is going to be a long hurricane season.