Some weeks ago I stumbled upon The Dreamstress and she was talking about a year-long sew-a-long. For the first five minutes, I thought I would not be able to participate. Yes, I sew. No, I don't have the space to dedicate to sewing a historically accurate costume. (As much as I would *love* to...) However, The Dreamstress pointed out that knitting would be acceptable also. (Mental head slap) Of course knitted items would work as they knitted them! I was quite thrilled to see that. After signing up on the Facebook page, I spent about five hours screwing around industriously researching possible knitted patterns. After several misleads, bunny trails and child/husband interruptions, I came across my first project.
The Monmouth Cap. The history of the Monmouth Cap can be found here. In a nutshell, the cap was introduced in the earlyish 15th century. The everyday man wore the cap-made from serviceable material. Royalty wore the cap- made from finer material. In later years, the cap was…
My life finally paused enough to grab a few pictures of the plants growing about my yard. There has been some wonderful sunny days and wet rainy days. As a result, tons of plants and flowers are growing all over the place. Warning...this post will be picture heavy and some pictures may be a repeat. No filters.
The Spirea hedge growing next to our drive way has lovely white flowers. The hedge has filled out quite nicely. I definitely didn't over prune and maybe should have clipped more. I am thinking of digging some of the roots that are meandering in the wrong direction and handing them out. Looks like some root propagation research is in my future.
The back garden has a mix of Alaska roses, morning glory, Columbine, ferns, potatoes. This rose bush is doing battle with the morning glory. Both want the same space. At the moment, I'd say the roses are doing pretty good.
One of the many columbine. This one looks to have double flowers and is pink and yellow. The pr…
Today, my heart aches. My oldest daughter is expecting a child in November. I am coming to terms about being a grandma earlier than planned. Life happens. I am well aware of that. My heart aches because my daughter is causing strife. Fully expects DH & I to drop everything we are doing and bend over backwards to help her. No gratitude. No thanks. I can't do that.