I went outside with shears today to harvest the lavender. I had to dodge the bees, but it wasn’t too scary. I cut as much as I could. I tied string around the bouquet and put it in a flower vase to dry. Once it is dried out I intend to put the lavender in homesewn sachet bags. Yay! Here is a photo of the lavender I harvested!
Here are a few more lovely vintage pieces. I have started wearing one every day as well. It makes me smile to know I am wearing someone else’s favorite pin from long ago.
I have sewed a dozen critters. Seven large, five small. Sewing is soothing. Try it!
Well, spring is over. It is time to move on to summer and cook outs and other fun stuff!
So far, 5 people on 43things have joined in making their avatar their favorite spring flower! Come on everybody else! Join us!
Tulips, magnolia blossoms, iris, and lilacs are just popping! What is your favorite spring flower? Change your avatar to your favorite spring flower and help me reach my goal!
I joined Postcrossings awhile ago. Check it out. It is great fun to send postcards and receive them from around the world. The reward is every time one of my postcards arrives somewhere, then my name and address are given to someone else to send a postcard to me. I got to send 5 postcards this weekend. I wrote them all today and will mail them tomorrow! No long time gap between getting the names and sending the cards. I will not procrastinate in mailing the cards! Tomorrow…off they go. Yay!
Maybe in Kauai?? Sounds like a plan…
I think I can officially retire this goal pretty soon. I believe this goal has turned into a habit. I am still cutting up fresh vegs, hardboiling eggs (I only eat the whites), adding cooked rotini, and sprinkling the salads with flaxseed, almonds, and walnuts. Doesn’t that just sound good? I even made one to take on the plane with me to Florida. I was the envy of everyone sitting at the gate. There I was eating my wonderful salad while they were inhaling McDonald’s. Felt sorry for them, yeah, I did!
Oh this is so beautiful. And it ate up my entire budgeted amount of money I was going to spend on vintage jewelry this year! But I shall love and adore it. I am trying to imagine where it has been…
Yesterday my gas gauge was on empty and the automatic signal alarm went off. I bought gas the same day instead of waiting a day or two! Hooray for me!
I found 8 vintage pins for $2 each at a convention I attended last week. How fun was that? Here they are in all their glory. One has real pearls (I gave them the “tooth” test, and they are real.)
2010: Found a very small piece of a junonia shell on the beach. This, in itself, is pretty amazing because these shells just don’t appear on the beach very often! So, I was happy with that. Shelling was wonderful this year. Here is a photo of some of the best of what I did pick up on the beach. Beautiful!!
Well, after some discussion, we decided that Regan’s big event will be graduation from St Andrews, to be celebrated widely when she returns to the US after graduation June,2011. The Brits make a very big deal of the 21st birthday with hugely elegant parties. This is not an American tradition. So, we will wait until graduation to blow it out big time! A revised goal….
When we go to Florida for spring break and it rains, we go into Port Charlotte to a movie. Well, guess what? Didn’t happen! The weather was warm, sunny, and we spent all our time outside enjoying it. So, no Alice in Florida. I need to revise this goal, don’t I?
Well, I think I have successfully figured out how to eat “Buddha’s Hand.” It was great grated over salad. I like the way it made the kitchen smell, and it froze pretty well, too.
I have heard of a didgeridoo but never heard one played until tonight on a tv movie. Oh my, what a sound! I would love to either play one myself or hear someone play it in person. I would settle for either. I am going to check it out on the Internet. I wonder if they are expensive? Listen to it on youtube.
My Sunday routine now includes cutting up bits of vegetables for my daily salads. Today I sliced and diced carrots, celery, crisp cooked green beans, radishes, and snap peas. Then, I put some frozen green peas and some canned black beans in mason jars, as well. Refilled my small mason jars with walnuts and almonds. Hard boiled half a dozen eggs. (I don’t eat yolks everyday…cholesterol, but the whites are wonderful!)I rescued some linguine we were going to toss out on Saturday, cut the long strands into bite size bits and put those in a jar, too. So, my salads for the week are good to go. It is so satisfying to open the frig, pull out all my glass containers, pop off the tops and sprinkle all the vegs together.
I bought a Buddha’s Hand at the store yesterday. I looked it up on Wikipedia and discovered it is a citron fruit, grown in Asia and Southern California. I bought it because it was so unusual in appearance and fragrance. I can’t believe how good it smells! Now I just need to figure out how I am going to enjoy it! Check out the photo…it is almost creepy, don’t you think?