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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer Solstice and Strawberry Pie

It rained constantly last week so one hardly noticed that there was an extra long day.   There is something so special about the Solstices.   They put you in touch with the earth, sky, planets.   Now that the days are getting shorter, though only slightly noticeable, I am feeling very in touch with summer.  Slow down.   Enjoy it.  I even took time to "rest my eyes" in the hammock this sunny afternoon.   The strawberries are ripe here now ........ so strawberry ice cream pie was just the perfect desert tonight!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Pie Lady Strikes Again!

Some cooler weather and sunshine inspired the baking of a strawberry rhubarb pie today! 

And a little stroll around the yard and garden.  The wild flowers are as beautiful as the garden variety!
Hope your Sunday was lovely, too.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Now I am Committed.

It has been years since I have done an outdoor Art Fair..... and I remember some of the reasons why!
The wind takes the booth tent like a kite no matter how it is secured, the rain makes your nice grassy space all mud, the usual moderate Michigan summers suddenly turn "fair day" into a record-setting temperature high for the year!

So I have been missing all of that, but especially the people!  There is nothing like getting person-to-person feedback when presenting your handmade creations.   Therefore when I found the used E-Z- Up at a yard sale, I immediately applied to one of my favorite summer shows.  And I was juried in.... voila!

The application required a photo of my booth which I did not have, so I quickly created a mock-up on the deck on a sunny day... picture included here.  Now I have my work cut out for me... no pun intended.  My work table has sewing projects piled high and my calendar is scheduled full.   What fun!  Can't wait!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Seven Friends

Here we all are on the Stairs to Nowhere at the top of the garden:  Nonna (me), Tigger, Kitty (being held close), Emily (my granddaughter), Pooh and Piglet.  This is why we save everything!  The cement creatures came into our lives many years ago, long before a grandchild was even a twinkle.  And when replacing a deck with stairs, we could not possibly discard the stairs, but instead installed them in the hillside and built a garden below and beside them.   Voila!  A place to visit with friends!
Oh, and the seventh friend is Eeyore, sitting off by himself in the ferns out of camera-range.