Monday, August 15, 2011


Okay, so it isn't exactly a granny square, but you get the idea. I had a few tidbits of Tahki Cotton Classic leftover and it was just enough to make this scarf (I use this yarn every chance I get - it has such a nice sheen and a great color palette too). I still need to do a little blocking, but we couldn't wait to show off our new fashion accessory (Frannie's 10 and just about to start 5th grade, so we're really into fashion these days).
I just love this. What I mean is that I just love the way the scarf folds up into a nice little package. That's what happens when you join as you go. That's another thing I just love - joining as I go.
I could crochet these blocks forever and ever.


Sunday, August 14, 2011


I treated myself this weekend. It was a splurge, but, ohhhhh, worthy every penny. If you could only feel how soft and luxurious it is.
Isn't it dreamy?!!!

I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but it is a soft yellow with teeny-tiny silver beads and the tiniest of sequins.This is the pattern. I made my purchase at Westport Yarns. They had a sample made up in a charcoal gray. It was stunning, but I just couldn't draw myself away from the yellow. Oh, how I love yellow. And robin's egg blue. And baby pink. And apple green.

Frannie and I have been lucky this summer. We won giveaways from two blogs.

The first was from Pam Kitty Morning. She is launching a new line of fabric. I love it and you will too! If you like to make potholders, here is the link to a great PKM tutorial.
But the prize was for this - an autographed copy of Cotton Floss from Cinderberry Stitches. This is Natalie Lymer's fist book. It's filled with all kinds of projects and stitchery designs in the fun and colorful Cinderberry style. Thank you Pam Kitty Morning and Natalie. Frannie and I love it!

Our second giveaway prize was received from Pat Sloan.
It is an Aurifil Kit Art - a box filled with 12 spools of 50 wt. Italian cotton in Pat's 12 favorite basic colors. Perfect for machine quilting and applique.
Can you say Mmmmmmmm... two luxuries in one weekend. Thank you Pat.

Oh, what the heck!!! (Do people still say that?) Let's go all out this weekend.
Frannie had her nails done.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Each year at PF Camp (Personal Fulfillment), Frannie participates in PF Idol. This year's final performance was a dance choreographed to Black Horse And The Cherry Tree. That's Frannie, second on the right side.

Hey, girls - watch how it's done!

During the summer, Frannie has also performed with a violin solo, singing solo and various other dance performances. She's a real entertainer!

Frannie and Cassie
(PF camp friends)


Monday, August 1, 2011


Picked this basketful of hydrangeas today.

I found this plant stand at our local Goodwill - $4. Another woman was eying it and she said to me, "if you don't buy it, I will." End of story.

Outside my front door.

This song, and album, "The Secret Life Of Plants" reminds me of the time my husband and I went to see Stevie Wonder perform at Lincoln Center (NYC). I think it was January 1980, and it was especially cold that evening. We had dinner at a restaurant called Suspenders - at the time, it was located on 42nd or 43rd street - just around the corner from Grand Central. I only remember that we had some piping hot French onion soup, and it was delicious. The concert was great too!


P.S. - My husband has the green thumb.