It’s still raining here, folks. I get up. It’s raining. I go to bed. It’s raining. The poor farmers are really in distress now because they cannot get their crops in the ground. I must say the things that are in the ground are enjoying all this. Our lawn looks like a hayfield because it’s been too wet to mow. I planted some old tomato seeds and basil seeds and they are growing better than any I have ever planted. I have planted so much basil and I don’t even use it, but I had this packet of old seed I found and I still have not planted it all and I already have seven pots. I may try making pesto this year
Even in the rain the men building the porch are hard at work. There is soooo much painting on this project and I am glad I’m not doing it for once. The roofers finally came on the one day it did not rain all day and now the porch is nice and dry. It will be nice this Winter when the snow doesn’t come right up to our back door.
I love reading blogs of creative people and there are so many online One I read is Ann Wood. She creates the most darling dolls, boats, owls, bugs and even mushrooms out of cloth and she hand sews everything. She sells patterns and I could not resist ordering a doll and a cat pattern. They came in the mail the other day. It was like Christmas.
The patterns came neatly packaged in brown paper with red and white twine ties.
Included in the order was a packet of Ann’s favorite tea, a postcard of one of her creations and since I ordered the doll pattern, she also sent a bit of fabric for a dress, perhaps.
I’m not much of a flavored tea drinker or a tea drinker in general, but I will try this.
Love the vintage looking fabric.
This is a postcard of a tiny doll Ann made.
I bought the paper pattern rather than the PDF one.
Also plan to make this Mr. Socks for someone who loves cats.
This is the postcard sent with this pattern. I love it.
Patterns were sealed with a heart.
And stamped with a thank you. It’s these little extras that make ordering online from certain people extra special.
I don’t work for Ann. Don’t even know her except through her blog, but she is a talented lady and if you like to make things, you might check out her blog. She has several free patterns. I made several of the trees she created.
Thank you, Ann for fun patterns and your wonderful packaging.
Seems like this has been going on for months. But there is a lot more done on our porch since this picture and today I think they may be putting up the screen. David got bitten by a mosquito last night and he’s looking forward to sitting outside and not being lunch meat.
These are the men putting on the roof. One has to be not scared of heights to work on roofs.
They had it done in a couple of hours which amazed me, but they are professionals. And have strong legs to climb all those ladders all the time. This guy was up and down a hundred times, it seemed.
And Molly and Belle look forward to the day when all the building is done. So will I.
Baked the best pumpkin bread the other day. It’s delicious with cream cheese spread on it.
I keep thinking I should go on a low carb diet and then I bake something and it all goes out the window. I have given up being slim and trim, but want to be healthy. I do eat lots of salads and vegetables. In fact, I cannot think of a vegetable I don’t like. Growing up on a farm and having a huge vegetable garden I had to weed, I learned to love all that was grown in it. I even love lima beans and spinach.
Well, it’s still raining. Hope the sun hasn’t forgotten how to shine. Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you on the other side. Going to see the dog picture, I can’t think of it’s name, but it has Dennis Quaid in it. Bye.