Sunday, June 28, 2009

Iris Love.

Iris. Probably my favorite flower. I received bulbs from two friends last fall. Yellow and purple was what I recall. Below is what came up! Still my heart...gorgeous. These little beauties were only 2 by 2 inches. These wonderful monsters were closer to 4 or 5 inches. I've seen the yellow bearded before but never these blue/purple striped ones. Whoa.
At one point there were 3 blooming on the same stem. I'm still in awe.

The only downside is they never last very long. A few days tops and then they're gone. I've the chance to attain some cranberry wine colored ones for next year. The thought makes me giddy. Iris love, I've got it bad.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

No Sparkles Please.

It starts with Easter, if the weather is warm enough. By summer no Saturday is safe. Glitter. The pews have these shiny dusting spots that can only be described as "fairy explosions" here, there, and everywhere. Now I have no real issues with the glitter itself or that brides seem to deem it necessary for their bridesmaids to sparkle, however, it's a pain to clean up. That stuff wants to go anywhere but into the vacuum. The trouble is timing. See, on Saturdays the weddings happen, then there are 5 masses before I get the chance to clean-up. Older gentlemen don't seem to like glitter on there bums much. Nor do people at funeral services. (Which sometimes happen on Mondays.) So, I firmly believe it would be a good thing if people followed my second commandment of the church cleaner.

Commandment #2
Thou should NOT wear any type of "glitter" in the church for any reason. Spare the gentlemen, pixies, and pews.

Monday, June 15, 2009

On My Mind.

Lots on the brain these days. Thankfully I've finished the "present" for this Friday's birthday. I'm thrilled with the results! There'll be pics soon. I've been cleaning out closets for a garage sale down at my sis Summer's place this week. We'll be staying with Grandma & Grandpa so the kids are way excited. However that means I'm cleaning the church before we go and yikes where's the time. Oh, I've noticed toenails when I was vacuuming today. Bleh, summer is here. I also noticed quite a few glitter spots and that means summer weddings. Bleh. (Another post.) And when I worked my recent over night with the Old People I got to thinking how much I've been working and how much I'd rather be sewing or creating things in general. I need to combine the two. I had one of those "Duh" moments then, where the light bulb goes off. I was almost a double major in college with theatre to accompany my art. I received "A's" in costume design. Geez, how'd I forget that. Then yesterday, Sunday, I woke with a headache and puke all over Rube's bed. I also had the joy of a whinny boy who needed to poop. Bleh. On the upside there's some strawberry picking in the next week or so with a good friend and her boys. I also made rhubarb muffins this morning. Yum. My wonderful neighbor gave me the rhubarb. So I'm feeling a bit more optimistic about today.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Keeping Me Up At Night

It keeps me up at night. Nightmares, no. Little boy, no. Pregnant, whoa, no. It's the idea I have for a costume for Rube's friends birthday present. Seriously. I wake up to use the facilities and then I can't get the "idea" out of my head. I should probably just go work on it but I keep thinking sleep would be a good idea instead. I'm averaging an hour of awake time during the night over the past three or so days. Geez. Anyway, I've taken the before pics and am starting the sewing today. I'm really excited. Think "woodland fairy or princess". Soft rose pinks, sage greens, and various shades of browns. A breezy dress with matching cape. Through in a little gold leaf stenciling and ,poof, the idea. It keeps me up at night.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

The past few weeks have been "BUSY"! Here's a brief listing....
-Planned food for a Mops picnic.
-Finished up full weeks with the Old People and am now on 1 evening a week.
-Made 30 necklace pendants for a fundraiser.
-Have a new Tiny Serger by Singer that my sis Aurora got at a garage sale!
-Planted rhubarb, pumpkins, zucchini, cucumbers, beans and lettuce.
-Made a "Banging or Noise Wall".
-Got poison ivy from my dog on my right hand and managed to get rid of it!
-Bought fabric paint on clearance, yeah, and am trying freezer paper stenciling.
-Made a schedule of parks to play at every Tuesday during summer.
-Visited Grandma's house.Teo, Grandma, and Rubes going to water some of the horses.
Rubes lovin' one of Auntie Aurora's 9 Flemish Giant bunnies. Too cute.
Teo driving a tractor. The hubby calls this "the day Uncle Whitney became a god".
Myself and Rubes. Some part of her is always posing!
Teo claims we're frozen in this photo. Apparently when you freeze your tongue hangs out. Though the weather here is still a bit cool for this time of year I'm into summer with it's busy -as -a -bee -ness.




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