Monday, June 14, 2010


Summertime and the plants are growing and the flowers are blooming! I just had to take a picture of my favorite Hosta, Hydrangea and Astilbe. We also have Daylilies, Shasta Daisies,Clematis, Roses and Rose of Sharon blooming all around the yard. Our garden has finally started to take off. It seems like the vegetables are running close to a month behind. I know it has to do with the Spring we had. Right now it's not getting below 70 degrees at night though and in the 90's during the day. We could really use some rain here even though several people perished in the SW part of the state this past weekend because of flash flooding. I've been so sad over that and especially sad over the loss of several children.

This is a red and white hotpad that I made as part of the June 2010 CAL on Crochet Soiree. Hope I win a prize.  The Summer Sling Tote that's pictured above was made for my oldest Granddaughter. I hope she likes it. She picked out the yarn from some pics that her Dad emailed to her and the lining is from some vintage fabric that I picked up at an estate sale. Her twin sisters call her a hippy.LOL Personally, I like her style 'cause she's her own person. Our oldest son will be here late Thursday evening with his family on their move to their new home in El Paso, TX. He's a major in the Army and is being assigned to a new place. Counting the son who's staying with us for awhile and this son and family there will be 10 people in my house for three days. It should be fun though. Everyone is over 21 except for the youngest who is 13. I know there will be fishing and swimming going on. I'm gonna have to quit chatting away and get the house cleaned up and ready. Ick Hope you all have a fun filled week.


The Garden Bell said...

What a great color Hosta. I just love the one's that are different and not the generic kind.

Wow. That Red hotpad is charmingly fun. I have to go find that pattern. I know, like I need one more thing on my list....

Always a pleasure to see when you stop by. Your comments mean so much to me, especially on one of those days like today.


Doris Sturm said...

I'm so sorry about the flash flood and those poor parents who lost their children - very sad!

I like that shoulder bag you crocheted - is that your own design? I think it's very pretty - perfect for a young lady - it holds lots a stuff ;-)

I hope you win someting too at Crochet Soiree...that's a nice hot pad. I never got a chance to do one.

I know you'll have fun with a full house. Take lots of photos and cherish each moment.

All the best,
Doris :-)

glor said...

Love the sling tote, your granddaughter will be thrilled with this for sure. How wonderful having a home full of family. Enjoy!

Happy Crocheter said...


Love the bag and I love that your granddaughter is a hippie. You probably already know this, but I'm just an old hippie at heart. Love ya!

MamaLezlie said...

I love plants too. I'm having a terrible time not posting too many! :) Your projects look very nice.

Beedeebabee said...

Morning Barbara! Your flowers are so pretty, and from what you described, your entire garden must be very beautiful as well!...I love the tote and the hotpad you made, although I know I could never put a hot pot on top of anything so pretty!
...Have a great time with all your company. Sounds like fun! xo Paulette

Bee said...

that is a beautiful hosta and I am so envious, afraid I have loads of sluggies and snailies that think I plant my graden out just for their dinner table and hostas is one of their favourites so I've given up on them. I'll just enjoy looking at photos of yours.


Shropshire Suz said...

oh wow fab hosta!!
One of my fav plants hoping mine will thrive better away from the slugs and snails in the last garden hehe
Thanks for the door comments hehe all calm at Bakewell today....did my Volcano act yesterday hehehe
Hugs xx

Vik said...

How pretty flowers and plants, Barbara!
I like the red hotpad very much, and of course your Granddaughter will LOVE that beautiful tote from you!

Sylvia Smith said...

Barbara, thank you fov visiting my blog. What a cute handbag! Just stopping by to say hello and to let you know that I am a now a follower. Warm Regards, Sylvia from Texas

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