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A nest right off of our deck in the large Jack Pine on the north side of the house – a delight!! With so many of my friends becoming empty-nesters this fall, I will be bearing witness to the little birds leaving this bough with interest.  C. goes to Europe in July, returns briefly, then flits off himself.  I am glad we still have D. at home, and that I don’t have twins or two children the same age, so as to stagger this absence.

Silly seniors who have known each other (for the most part) since kindergarten:
(My guy is wearing jeans and white T).
Weekend also saw beginning of first of three commissions… this one a T-shirt quilt.  I am going to be efficient!! (she said!!)
I swore I’d never make another of these after the last one, but it doesn’t make sense to turn away paying work, given our situation.  Next one? Noah’s Ark art quilt.  The one after that?  A wall quilt depicting a cattle ranch in Montana.  So there will be some challenges ahead.

Also constructed this breast-cancer-post-op pillow this weekend from a super-soft and pretty purple floral fabric that I believe dates from the 60’s.  The strap would take the weight, so that the wearer does not have to apply pressure with her arm, and it is adjustable, so that it can be snugged up tight into the armpit, or worn lower down.  The best part?  There are about two cups of organic lavender buds in the center section (I used batting in the ‘ears’ and added some navy beans in with the buds to give it a little more weight and texture)… which means that the pressure and warmth of the body will release the heavenly scent of lavender!  This is for my friend’s sister.



Just a quick post or two in the next couple of days… I will be gardening like fury from now until Labor Day (well, as much as a 52 yr. old with a tender back who is heat-intolerant CAN garden like fury!), so posts will be scattered and few.

Went to Angino Farm yesterday to pick up my share and summer’s bounty was upon us.  Even though the tomatoes have been blighted, I literally embraced lush abundance with my three full bags of vegetables and herbs.  Does it take a tangible armload for me to feel grateful these days?  Perhaps.  I’m working on that….


Little white butterflies were flitting through the lavender, making a beautiful dance.


This shot was taken in the Children’s Garden.  Who among us can resist sunflowers?  I have some in my front yard every year.


I’m a little tired of eating kale, but look at the incredible texture of its leaves!