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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cool Tool

Went to the hardware store to get a rain gauge, and lookie what I found! 
A lighted tweezers!  How cool is that?  :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


That would be the dog - not DS2. 

Doesn't she look pitiful? 

She didn't particularly like her bath in hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and soap.  It took two of us to keep her in the tub, get her scrubbed and rinsed, and get her back out of the tub.  We knew she'd shake off so we wrapped her in a big towel and Adam took her outside.  She STILL nailed us both! 

I wonder how long it will be before the residual smell in the house will dissappate? 

Can't possibly be soon enough!  :)

Garden Goodness

Took this platter of garden goodies to work today.  They are (clockwise from the top) green peppers, blaze orange peppers, zuchinni, blushing beauty peppers, in the middle sweet banana peppers, and of course cherry tomatoes.   Too bad I didn't grow fresh parsley to garnish the plate.

Still to come in are purple peppers and red peppers.  Cool nights have slowed growth and ripening way down, but its nice to have a break from cooking and freezing stuff.  Was beginning to suffer from garden burn out.

Later this season I'll have Mr. Stripey heirloom tomatoes.  They should have red and yellow vertical stripes.  I have several few on the vine now, but they're still green.  Can't wait to see how they look.  Pictures WILL follow! :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Pot Holder Finish

Hooray!  I got these done on time. 
Now into the mail with them!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Quilting Again

Finally had the time to do some quilting again - hooray! 

This spring and summer left little time to submerge myself in quilting - but that's what I did tonight, and will do much of the day tomorrow.  It helps that I need to complete these soon-to-be pot holders on a deadline.  This is the Moda fabric designed for the Wisconsin Shop Hop that took place earlier this summer.

All four pot holders will be donated to fundraiser baskets for a professional organization.  The top two will go into a Minnesota-themed gift basket, the bottom two in a Wisconsin-themed basket.  I figure Minnesotans love their deer, lakes and loons as much as any Wisconsinite, right? 

Just don't tell Moda!  :)