Good morning Friends ~ Here it is Tuesday morning, partly cloudy, cooler, but still humid. The sun is to come out later, and sometime late this afternoon a possible T-storm. I’ve got a load of laundry going and will hang it out to dry as soon as it’s done. Hopefully it will dry before the predicted rain. There’s a slight breeze and it really feels so much better outside than it has. I think I’ll go out to work in and around my main garden a bit as it is in much need of TLC.
With the heat and humidity being so awful still, I’ve been indoors mostly except to do some errands, then I hibernate. I am so thankful for my new a.c., it is working just fine. Living in a small home, has it’s bennies, easy to cool and heat. DH reinsulated the attic a few years back, one of his last major project here and it has made a huge difference in the coziness of our place and in keeping the elec. bill down, and with new windows done a few years before attic work, it’s quieter too. I am so thankful for all of the work he did around here. He saved us LOTS of money through the years because he could do so much. He was a man of many talents and very artistic too.
Monday while I was out doing errands, I decided to try the Michael’s south of us. I’ve been to JoAnn’s but not Michael’s. It was an enjoyable outing. I wanted to get some felt, and some beads too and to just look around. It was amazing and if I had had money to blow, I would have bought more. There was one candle that really made me ‘swoon’, it was Ashland Spice Market. It was wonderful. I looked for a box of the votives, which they had every other scent of, but not that one, so I did not buy.
I bought 3 sheets of 5 different colors of felt, strings of fresh water pearls and a string of abalone bits. I want to use these with the little crocheted, flower covered purses that I am making. The square bits below are the abalone, the others are the fresh water pearls.
Below is my work surface. Yesterday after I went to the Post Office, and stopped at the S.A. thrift store, I hibernated indoors, crocheting two more purse backgrounds while watching things on you tube.
My view this morning.
I’ve had this statue for years and years, she’s made of concrete, has been broken twice, one by raccoons knocking her over from a 3’ high space, and once from a tree limb falling on her. DH repaired her. She has a nice crusty patina on her these days.
I always called her the ‘weeping lady’ statue, little did I know the tears that would be shed by ‘FlowerLady’ in the future.
I found a piece about tears recently and will post the link.
Yesterday afternoon I made a pizza crust dough in my bread machine and then made an Italian sausage pizza. I ate 1/4, the rest is in the freezer. Today I want to make stuffed green peppers. I also want to make chicken pot pies, but not today. Want to get things in the freezer so that when I don’t feel like cooking I can dip into the freezer, pick something out and heat.
That’s it for now.
Count your blessings.
Hugs ~ FlowerLady