Joan’s garden has many colorful varieties -this is Scabiosa – pincushion flower
Early in the Pandemic my friend Debbie shipped scone mix and an unusual kitchen tool. A “brodpisker”in Danish or a Dough Whisk.
Here’s an Epicurious article all about this wonderful tool.
(Of course, you don’t want to overwork you’re scone dough!)
It’s a Silent Sunday with a shout out to Kristin for this gorgeous photo of sunrise on St. George Island Florida, Thanks for sharing this beautiful image to start the new week.
This is a regular visitor to the local McDonalds. It was on the ground eating the remains of the meat in a discarded sandwich in the parking lot with several large, black crows around, cawing angrily, but . . . not getting too close. The crows would hop closer and the hawk would turn it’s head to look at them and they’d quickly back up. It was fascinating to watch. Once finished with the meat in the sandwich it flew to the top of this post where I finally thought to snap a pic or two. As best as I can tell on-line, it’s a Red Shouldered Hawk. -Shuey
Shuey’s most viewed Guest Post was the regal Barred Owl in 2012 the Blue Jerk was another Thanks for the wonderful contributions.
Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate your responses. It seems an issue I have trouble fixing. Now the WordPress Bloggers have to sign in? Oh my. It should not be a pain to leave a thought or good word.
Throwback Thursday. One of my favorite family photographs. Mark reading while Erika’s holding baby Jack and Anna and Michael. Before Maura was born. We were on a road trip in May 2007, staying at our friend Joanne’s home in Omaha, Nebraska. 782 miles from Columbus to Omaha in the minivan, that’s one way. I sat in the back with the kids and was the Granny Nanny while Mark (and sometimes Erika) attended meetings at a convention. The word of the week this would illustrate might be Exhaustion. Oh, that’s right, they don’t have the word of the week anymore. 🙁
One birthday, my friend Donna mailed me a teabag in a little fabric envelope. Here’s how I learned about another Tea Wallet.
Last week at the NY Public Library, my sister found a murder mystery with knitting on the cover and thought of me. (Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell) see cover image below
In the back of the book she said there was a knitting pattern for a Tea Wallet. I found another Tea Wallet pattern for one by Diane Trap on Ravelry. I knit one for my friend Vincie because I knew she carries her own tea bags in her purse. In a little plastic baggie. Not any more!
I made a modification on the front flap and made it a triangle shape, decreasing at each side.
The quilted knitting motion bag serving as a pretty backdrop for the photo shoot was stitched by my Woolswap partner, Catherine, in New Zealand.
Knit with scraps of organic cotton yarn –Made in America Yarns, the Wildflowers Collection . from Philadelphia
(Modified the front envelope flap- shortened it by half and made a triangle by knitting 2 together on edges while in one row BO 3 then next row CO 3 to create a button hole.)
Steve and I drove downtown and found a free parking spot on Penn Avenue near the Heinz History Center. Now it seems petty to mention that we parked for free ( and walked a ways to the Picklesburgh Fest) but some places were charging fifteen bucks. Too much. Here’s a fact about pickles from the Picklesburgh Website
AMERICANS CONSUME 26-BILLION PICKLES A YEAR, WHICH EQUALS NINE POUNDS OF PICKLES PER PERSON”
Our friend Roberta had invited us down to hear the music by Marc Reisman and the Strong Way Band who were to play at seven. The sound stage was on the North Side of the Roberto Clemente Bridge so we made our way through the beer lines and booths to get there. I asked a few people if I might photograph their pickle themed food or t-shirt and everyone was more than cooperative. In fact there was a sign about Photographic Consent which I had not seen before. If you got on the bridge and into the Picklesburgh Festival you were consenting to be photographed.
Today is the ninth year anniversary of blogging. The start of year ten. Yikes!
Almost every day. Sometimes every 36 hours instead of 24. The times when there was no internet access, the hard drive crashed, the time I fried the computer with a glass of beer, traveling or feeling unwell. Many days I found a way, made a way to get a photo posted, somehow.
A friend gave me this Campbell Pottery (of Crawford County Pennsylvania) vase with a little brass frog to hold the flower stems. It’s a beautiful work of art. Thanks Debbie.
Being part of the blogging community and getting to know fellow bloggers around the world is the best. We share thoughts, ideas and images that inspire and we encourage one another to keep on blogging.
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