Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer colors & visitors

 Even though we have had a lot of rainfall this summer, a record amount this past Sunday, It hasn't hindered the vibrant colors of summer. I was able to grab some shots outside before the rain started too fall Sunday evening. My Morning Glories are starting to climb and blossom. My second set of Heirloom Dahlias are just amazing, these beauties have just taken my breath away with there vibrant color. It's almost like a shock they are so bright they almost glow! We also have had our first backyard visit this summer from the wild turkeys and their babes...so cute but, do not get to close, I have been chased by momma and it is not pleasant. Though, I wish someone could of recorded it cause it was bust your gut laughing funny!!
My daughter and her friend decided to make Lemon Mascrapone French Macaroons on Sunday...UNBELIEVABLE they were!!! Why she doesn't go to school to be a pastry chef I'll never know... I decided to make a Peach Blueberry Crumble as well. Lets just say our waistlines are not shrinking here but, hey IT'S SUMMER I can't let these flavorful colors slip away! If you are interested with the crumble recipe it's here from my Rhubarb Strawberry Crumble just switch fruits.
Speaking of color ...I cast on this beautiful yarn from Lorna's Laces a few weeks ago. I joined Andi and a bunch of wonderful knitters and crocheters in the MySistersKnitter Kal/Cal on Ravelry. This is one of the four projects I am hoping to get it done...I am using this pattern I will post soon about all that I have on needles and hooks. Plus I havent forgot about the post of essential yoga poses for Crafters . I just have to get the guts up to video myself...It isn't pretty. If you were a fan of the show Friends, remember the episode with Ross & Rachel about "The one with the video tape" which explains how she got pregnant and Ross by accident had it taped. Well watch their reactions to seeing themselves on video. I had a very similar experience :-0!!!

And btw ... Where did July go ???? I promised one more Christmas in July giveaway ...oops ... I guess it will be a Christmad in the first week of August giveaway . Check back In Monday for the details. 

Have a great weekend !
 ( I'm actually finishing this post while in the car on our way to visit the family in upstate NY and had to rip out multiple rows on my knitting project :-( .. 


  1. What great pictures!! It's all so charming! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. Your photo's are great! And I must say...I'm looking forward to the yogo video! That totally cracked me up....but I have no doubt it's not as bad as you say. We are always hardest on ourselves. You will be amazing!