Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hard at work...

Really? I'm trying to work here!! You can tell that is hot as Hades outside when this cat is inside! 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Hot enough...

 ... to fire an egg! This heatwave has been something, we've had record temperatures and massive thunderstorms for days that has left many of my Junies and Virginian's without power or AC.

Inspired by Imagination Station, I decided that we just had to try to fry an egg. It wasn't 158 degrees outside so it took hour and hours for the eggs to cook and were totally inedible.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Garden Break

I spent all day working on my new inventory, accounting and ordering system, AKA Stitch Labs! When I say all day I mean all day. I was up and working at 6:30 and I didn't stop till 5:00. Now don't feel too bad for me, I had some good times too. I helped kids with their math and I listened to a Myth Busters mini-marathon (homeschool science class) while I plugged away at my numbers.

But come 5:00 I had a massive brain block. No. More. Numbers!! So I treated myself to some garden time. Of course, the minute I got out the back door it started sprinkling. I refused to be detoured. 

I planted my basil and some lavender, finally. I've had these plants for more than I care to admit. I weeded a bit. I caged my tomatoes and then hit the hammock! After a bit of rocking I took stock of what's in bloom in my garden...

 Our old arbor has a great patina!
 The fairy roses are right out the studio window... so pretty!
 I can't tall you how wonderful these white beauties smell, sometimes it just 
wafts through the entire house
 Pretty red roses that came with the house!
 Rose buds make me giddy!
 Our glorious persimmon tree!!
What's growing in your garden?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Farmers Market Flowers

Who knew that a table filled with mix-matched jars and cups and a pick up truck could make me so happy!

I ran up to the Ashland yesterday to take a peek at my old friend Wendy's new shop (opening soon) and to get some yummy baked goods from my best buddy Christi (Macshack Acres) at the Ashland Farmers Market. It's a bit of a drive but totally worth it!

Especially now that I discovered what fun I can get for $6.00. You heard me! Six buckaroos. I've seen this woman at the market for years and I've seen her flower bouquets in peoples hands, always looking so lush and beautiful. Yesterday I had some extra time so I stood in the long line for flowers and it was totally worth the wait.

She's amazing. Right there in front of you she makes an arrangement. Wandering around her vast assortment of flowers, weeds (her words, not mine) and greenery, she's a bit like a mad scientist -- in the best way possible!! She mumbled to herself, much like I do when I pattern a new product. 

Aren't these amazing??? LOVE!! They will keep me good company as I take on my big accounting/inventory-palozza today. We're switching all our accounting, inventory and shipping over to Stitch Labs during the next few days I need all the eye candy I can get! Don't fret if you see the shops closed for a few days, we'll be back and running better than ever ASAP!! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Porch Party Winners Days 1-4

 Our winner from day one... Vicki T!!! Vicki won a copy of Porch Parties!!
Our winner for day two...  BobBeez. She'll get a fun laminated cotton tablecloth!
 The winner for day 3, party banner day, is Angela from Button Bird Designs.
The winner of this pretty square tablecloth/splat mat/picnic mat is Michele CG.  

I want to thank everyone for entering to win last week. You still have a chance at out grand prize a tablecloth of you choice!  Check out a fun no-sew porch project and giveaway at my other blog, Oilcloth Addict.

Winners can email me at to redeem you prizes!! 

Happy Summer,

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Porch Party Giveaway Day 5

OK, I know I am day late but I had to get my porch party together yesterday and I ran out of time. My last giveaway is a big one, it's a free tablecloth of our choice! Please leave us a comment to enter to win. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday!!

Come back tomorrow with a list of winners from the last four giveaways!!