42 days ago my Dendrobium orchid started to bloom. There was snow falling and looking at the blooms brightened my spirits. There are three stems and I hoped all three would bear blooms.
And today…….Let me just say…….
Whoa – believe it or now I didn’t weave a basket this weekend! But I did weave something. What could it be? Surprise – a fence!
Every summer I vow that THIS is the year where “I WILL clean up my veggie garden in the fall, so it’s ready to roll in the spring!” Yeah, right. By the time the end of August comes I’m tired of working in the gardens – I just want it to be over. That’s why the garlic doesn’t get gets planted and my veggie garden doesn’t get put to bed. But I swear – this is the year!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been captivated by an old steamer trunk. It belonged to my great grandmother where it sat in her attic. After she passed, it went to my grandmothers attic, where, at nearly every visit, I would explore the trunk. I marveled at the treasure of clothing from another age.
My willow Yoda, Jacki, has had a willow patch for 10 years at a friends place in Northern Wisconsin. A willow patch! We don’t have to harvest it from a ditch along the highway! Her patch of 100 plants is only a half hour from my family cabin, so Loreen, Jacki and set off for a three day, two night willow excursion.
If that title doesn’t get your attention…..! What do jewelry and bath bombs have in common? One creative person, Monica Zachay, who creates beautiful handcrafted jewelry and natural bath products (yes, it’s called a bath bomb!). There is a special opportunity this week to see her won
I saw a yummy dessert from Smitten Kitchen and decided to make it for a luncheon party yesterday. She uses hazelnuts instead of almonds, but that’s not exactly an easy ingredient to find around here. Even if I did have hazelnuts, I wouldn’t want to try and take the skin off of most of them (as suggested), so I used 8 ounces slivered almonds and 4 ounces whole. The results – FABULOUS!