Neat Stuff

They Grow Up So Fast!


Our beautiful, delicious, juicy, scrumptious tomatoes! At their peak and on our table at least twice a day! We expect to have tomato red cheeks any day now!

What a thrill this is for me. My first ever tomatoes grown from seed!


Remember when? Back last spring when they were tiny babies?


Seeds harvested from a New Mexico red chile couldn't wait to sprout once I put them in moist soil.


And now I have my very own New Mexican green chile crop! Small crop.

New Mexico doesn't get much rain so my chile seedlings were quite confused during the spring and early summer. But now that we are having warm dry weather, they are going crazyand making up for lost time!

Green chile cheeseburgers with fresh tomatoes on the side for dinner tonight!. Anyone want to come over?

Sharing a Sweet Moment


Love this shot! Had to share.

My sweetie made this image while taking a series of portrait shots at a lovely park here in the Portland/Vancouver area.

What I love most about it is that it was a captured moment - not posed or planned.

And so many great elements all working together to create the mood.

Gourd Giveaway Winners


We have WINNERS of the Gourd giveaway!

A big thank you everyone who entered. I wish I could send gourds to all of you!

Maybe between ideas for etching the surface and for Zentangle Inspired Art and fanciful tangles our winners will have lots of fun decorating their ornament size gourds!

If you are in Portland over Labor Day, and it is not raining, my sweetie and I will again be at the Pumpkin Patch with free ornament size gourds and colored pens for decorating! More in a couple days.

But now for the big winners! All selected using the Random.ORG Integer Widget.  (I deleted the two people who left comments but did not enter.)

# 2 Adeline

# 11 Polish Mama on the Prairie

#12 Meg

I will send all of you an e-mail and get addresses so I can get these off to you!

And I hope you will all send pictures of your beautiful gourds once they are completed! I would love to share them here.

Meet Three Brand New Untraditional Dala Horses!


Second week of the Dala Craftalong and here are a few little guys I have made using my very simple (and free) pattern for a Dala ornament!

Most of you who know me, know that I am big time into celebrating traditions, but often in untraditional ways! The three Dalas I am sharing are definitely not traditional! But I am hoping you will enjoy them and their stories.

Winner of Christmas in July Giveaway #2


Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway and shared holiday magic.

We have a winner!

"Dell" Congratulations!

I will contact you by e-mail and tell you how to receive your pattern from Bustle and Sew.

And I hope you will send me a picture when you have completed Rosie and Bear Christmas Gift.

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