Amy photographed this lily yesterday. We were out in the garden taking pictures. With Memorial day, and the start of the summer season just one week away, the garden has been busy getting ready.
The tallest dandelion we’d ever seen-measuring about a foot and a half high from the ground up to the puff ball top. Impressive! It was trying hard to hide among the branches of the hibiscus so that I wouldn't yank it up. I left it alone…for now.
The “coins” are forming on the money plant. I’m hoping I’ll be able to pick enough in the fall to pay for another trip to Hawaii.
Purple columbine, by Amy.
Pink thrift, by me.
The sling chair that once belonged to my Great Aunt Olga. I’m guessing she acquired it in the 30’s or 40’s. If I remember correctly, my Uncle John found it in someone’s trash heap. I’m proud to see where my scavenger gene came from.
The gorgeous vintage fabric pillow was made by my friend Meg. Sometimes it’s nice to let someone else do the sewing.
Olga. I’ve heard that my great aunt hated her smile. She always tried to hide her face when picture taking moments came around.
Kona isn’t too fond of picture taking moments either. Enough already, she was thinking, it’s time for a game of soccer.
Unfortunately, the eclipse wasn’t visible in our sky-too many clouds. But the light was perfect, so I took more garden pictures. Poor Kona.
I found inspiration in the sewing room this weekend too. I had these two darling pairs of vintage shoelaces, just begging to be used.
And so I made these drawstring bags, using the shoelaces, and vintage barkcloth and feed sacking.
The back of the shoelace package. I wonder if the offer is still good…
Happy Monday, dear readers. I hope you had a great weekend, and that you will have a wonderful week, too!