Sunday, September 7, 2014

Where's Waldo and a Bear...

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 Remember the "Where's Waldo" books (in the 1990's).... well, here is 'Where's the Praying Mantis!
 I was trimming around one of my lavender plants when lo and behold, look who I found...
 Hubby and I commissioned a local carver to carve us a Bear for our driveway...
 Our 'bear' is holding a solar light stick in his raised arm, so at night we can see him...
I love his sweet face.... it is hard to see, but he has glass eyes....

Friday, September 5, 2014

Book Page Marker and Salsa....

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The other day, while spending time over on 'Pinterest'...(way to much time!) I came across some fun wool craft ideas.... So today, while waiting for my salsa to simmer,,, I did some stitching...
I created a little 'page minder' from bits of scrap wool and ribbon... and of course,,, what would a wool, or any project for that matter, be, with out a yoyo or two ... hahaha!
Very easy peasy project and perfect timing.... because I finished up the last stitch when my buzzer went off.... Woolie done! Salas done!
I managed to can up 14 pint jars of zesty salsa.... oh Yummalisciousness to the tenth factor!
yes I know there are only 13 jars here... that's because hubby dearest and I had to sample the salsa so we  sacrificed jar number 14 for the task... sooo worth it! Thank goodness I bought 2 bags of tortilla chips!  Oh and just a little fyi,,, salsa makes a great salad dressing that is zesty and low in calories.

 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Peddlers Faire & Woolies....

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I went to the Peddlers Faire this weekend and found a few goodies....
not sure what it is,,, but I just thought it so cute...  2 wash rags crocheted together and attached onto an oval wooden hoop... maybe a clothes pin holder? or something for the bathroom to hold goodies or ???
Orphaned jewelry... and here is the kicker... the small bluish erring (center  left)... well guess what? I had one that was an orphan, so now I have a matching pair! How's that for a $1.00  ??

Last but not least... Woolies... I found this cute pattern called  "Waiting for Santa"... wool felt project...
I just had to put my 'spin' on the pattern,, so I made one with burlap and the other wool on wool. But the pattern called for French knots for the snow ball heads,,, I used seed beads & a Bugle bead for the nose... I also used red seed beads for the 'berries;...  Not sure which I like best... hmmm....

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Picinic...

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Hubby and I decided not to hang around the house today,,, so we played hookey! We drove up tp town, picked up some chicken and salads and headed over to Manzanita Lake...
I got some catch up reading done  and hubby strolled the beach with his metal detector.
 Lunch,,,
Entertainment,
 Soaking the tootsies...
Lovely view.

By the time we were ready to leave, people started to show up, guys with their fishing poles, Kayakers, and even a gal & her horse decided today was a great day for a swim.
 I just might have to get a small kayak...
Yep! I think we were not the only ones who decided to play hookey!
 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dreaded Horn Worm...

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And the culprit is....  the dreaded tomato horn worm!  I found one (finally) today... so first thing tomorrow morning, before the sun comes out,,, I will be going hunting for fat little worms to feed to the birds!
Sweet Dreams little worm!
Oh and next year I will be planting Dill next to my tomatoes...