Hello hello! Oh my goodness today has seemed exhausting. I have to see the eye surgeon tomorrow and am in a frantic mode. Anyway, so far I have paid bills and done medical paperwork, taken photos, partially repaired an antique toy, see below, did two loads of laundry, prepped and cooked a stirfry for the next few days; Mo had decktime while I cooked, it was too buggy for me out there. The frantic busy-ness, is bec after the appointment my vision is poor due to ''drops'' and flashing light tests.
Venting, just had to vent. btw Did you realise a flannel fitted sheet now costs 98.oo plus shipping? Inflation!
Hydrangeas from my friends' yard.
I love the turquoise smudges in the rose and brown.
It's too soon for pumpkins for me--maybe next week?, but I am loving squash and apples season. This is delicata squash, brushed with butter [for a change from olive oil, more nutty and savory] and sprinkled with Chinese Five Spice seasoning. [cinnamon, curry, paprika, coriander, and? Not sure but tasty!]
Seed saving, the pretty coreopsis, for friends and to do our Johnny Appleseed thing, sneak into dune edges maybe? It is not invasive.
Nature page from the last few weeks:
We had a windy night a few days ago and in the morning I found the stack of Shaker boxes toppled. This box is from my dad's collection. And when it burst open, out came this sweet tiny old toy!
Sadly broken. I started to mend it today but I see one hoof and the little driver are missing. Someone will have to crawl around the baseboard to look for them!
I don't know where the toy came from, was it my dad's? I was surprised to see it said "Japan" which I suppose dates it to the 1950s? Usually when toys turn up from his collections they are German Erziberger wooden toys, maybe pre 1920.
Mo's sweater is done except to block it. He is underwhelmed.
Anyone have good advice, do you wet the garment but no soap? Or just spray? Steam instead?
This is my teadye rust dye experiment, coached by Julierose.
The tea evaporated much quicker than I expected, out on my hot sunny deck. Been out there maybe a week. I will have to bring the tub in tomorrow before the possible rains of H Ian come, if indeed they do. I think Julie said not to rinse them...but I may be compelled to do so, as they look a smidge poopy right now. Dying to open one bundle, maybe if tomorrow goes better than expected?
In quilty news yesterday I bought an antique or vintage top! Buyer beware, the only photo was not good, but it is so enticing and colorful. Can't wait to see it, despite obvious stains and possible intrinsic Lone Star ruffling. Price was right, seller was pleasant, yay!
gone to the beach...