Baby & Blooms

Before I get to the blooms and the baby, when my family was in Myrtle Beach they went to a place called Medieval Times. I had never heard of it but I put the link in there if you wanted to visit the website, where there is a short video of what the show is like. I was simply blown away.  It’s a dinner theater with knights on horses, jousting, and more.

Their area was rooting for the green knight.

My DIL told me that the food was served as if it was back then as well….huge chunks of meat, corn, etc. and no utensils to eat them with, served by ‘wenches’ :)

I finished a baby quilt awhile ago for friends. While I tied it, I did quilt the big brother and sister’s hands in to it.   They were thrilled to see their hands and it made the quilt special for them as well as for the baby.

Well he arrived a few weeks ago and is just as cute as his siblings. His mama sent this to me on Facebook though I hope to see him in person soon.

I have morning glory and hyacinth bean vine climbing, tomatoes growing nicely and here are a few of the perennials in bloom right now…

The trumpet vine is just loaded with blooms this year. I filled an entire garbage can with some of it….on my neighbor’s side of the fence, but I am letting it go on my side.

That’s my son’s dog Merle who I kept here while they were on vacation.

A few steps back…..

That purple rose of sharon loves to grow. No matter how much I trim, it seems to double in size the following year.  It’s all that I can see from my dining room windows.

The same for the pink on in the back….my view from the back porch :

The bees just love these bushes!

We finally got a break from the prolonged heat wave. It still went to 89 degrees the last two days but the nights cooled off a bit which was a relief :)

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Slice of Life : End of June

I haven’t quilted or appliqued or done a thing in regards to that hobby since the cat died last Wednesday. I suppose because she was such an integral part of it all…

Rather, I just decided to go in search of some ‘light summer reading’.  I decided on the “Mitford” series by Jan Karon.  I had a few of them and the local library has the titles to fill in what I did not have, in addition to all of the newer ones…

Out of curiosity I checked to see what my Slice of Life was in regards to what was I sewing / doing last year at this time…..

I was finishing up the quilting on Scrappy Granny…

but I was also immersed in some summer reading : ) I was going through this series from the library …

I read FAR more in the summer when I can sit out on the front porch and read in natural light.

Meanwhile sitting out on the back porch the other night, with storm clouds scudding across the sky, I managed to capture this shot of the moon :

My middle son and wife and kids are off to the beach for a week and I have their dog Merle.  Merle is half Rottweiler and half Lab.

I am very attached to him…here he was as a little Christmas gift puppy for the children a few years ago :)

Daisies, Day Lilies etc are in bloom around here right now along with the Trumpet Vine on the side of the house ..

and the Orange Cone Flowers in the front…

I am in Southwestern PA. While my son’s family has gone south to Myrtle Beach, we are in the middle of a heat wave with temperatures that will be higher here  than where they are.

In this little bungalow, dated back to 1917, I have steam heat and no whole house air. I have A/C units in the dining room and living room and then walk into a 100 degree galley kitchen. If I want to turn on the microwave or oven in the kitchen I have to turn off the A/C in the dining room. At some point during the evening I have to turn off all A/C downstairs in order to run the A/C upstairs in my bedroom.

I JUST had my son install these A/C units yesterday….we have had two heatwaves prior to this week’s but they were only for 2-3 days with cool-offs arriving after that. I see no cool-offs in the immediate forecast and am already ready for fall :) I am not a person that likes the heat :) Anything over 72 degrees is too hot for me!

I am probably going to ‘BLOG BREAK” for awhile after this :)

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