Sunday, August 3, 2008

BOO!!!! Here I am ...

I apologize for disappearing for a few weeks ... I've been busier than a cat in a roomful of rockers ... working hard in the gardens ... nursing hubby after his hip replacement July 15 ... working long, hot summer hours at the university ...

We're just beginning to enter the Dog Days of Summer here in northern Illinois ... it's been so danged HOT and HUMID!!!! Hard to work for very long in the gardens, that's for sure. But look what was waiting for me the other morning!

Isn't it gorgeous????? And the smell is incredible!!!!!

Immediately the song from the Count on Sesame Street bounced into my head ... "One of these things is not like the other ... no, two, yes TWO of these things are not like the others ... no, three, yes THREE of these things are not like the others ..." (could be that I'm showing my age here ... LOL!!!!)

There are actually five of the lilies buried in the coneflower -- with another five big fat buds getting ready to burst open.

The black-eyed susans LOVE this hot and humid weather too!

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Oh my gosh, I LOVE how this little yo-yo dolly quilt turned out! My first attempt at a yo-yo quilt and I loved working on it. I'm sure it won't be my last yo-yo quilt. Completely handsewn using reproduction fabrics, the dolly quilt measures approximately 10" x 12".

Pitch black grubby cupboard candles ...

Primitive hand waxed candle paddles ...

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My sons, Quinn and Josh. My heart, my soul, my life. I love you guys!!!


Gettysburg Homestead said...

LOL you know what I've been on your website many times. You are the one with the fabulous stitcheries!!!! Thanks so much for your help with my listing. I'll for sure be adding you to my blog roll.


The Cinnamon Stick said...

Theresa your Yo-Yo quilt is wonderful...did you use the new template that makes it so easy to do? Love the needlepunch pinkeep doll too ! Very sweet! Judy