Saturday, July 23, 2011


Stitching on this today for daughter #3. This is from Sublime Stitching and was easy breezy
to iron on and stitch. I still have more stitching to do. Although this is a fox I am trying to make
it look more like a wolf. Daughter #3  l-o-v-e-s wolves.

I have spent the day outside sitting under the shade trees. We have had a heat wave! So lots of ice
water and stitching going on here. Something I find interesting is while sitting on the ground with my blanket and all my lovely stitching things all the little bugs are so curious! They come out and have to check me out.
 Every kind of ant you can imagine and then all these tiny unusual creatures one by one. Once they feel satisfied to have thoroughly checked me out, they leave me alone.

Speaking of bugs...I received this lovely birthday gift today from my dear friend Becky:

She stitched up this fabulous cicada pouch and sent along some cards in it!
(sorry my picture just does not show how fabulous it is!)
I Love them...thank you soooo much <3

I brought my lovely gift outside and just as I was opening the pouch a chorus of cicada began to sing... how about that!!!!!  I love synchronicity. : )


 Also for you thrifty recycling kinda gals, I found this really interesting website. This Artist/ woman made her clothes, shoes, bras, etc. for a year and then had an opening at an Art Gallery. She did not make her fabric for the clothes in case you are wondering.
    Check it out:

A little Earth love........
from the garden.

basil in the garden.....

mixed lettuce from the garden....

and me with my mind in the stars : )

I leave you with this sweet makes me smile!

Have a great week!



  1. Lovely post, Marie. Don't know why I cannot get my herbs to thrive...oh, well. The little cicada pouch is ca-ute. Hope all is well with you! (:

  2. It looks like you had a pleasant day. Your vegetable garden is thriving beautifully! It's good to see your pic here too - Hugs Nat

  3. Hi Gina,
    I want to become a better gardener and it seems herbs are the only thing I can grow easily. : ) My Dad had a "green thumb" and could grow anything! Plants just loved him lol! One book that I found at the library that I just think is so well written and so much fun to read is Animal, Vegetable,
    Miracle. She has such a great sense of humor.
    The cicada pouch is really cute and I love that it has a purpose <3
    I am doing my best to take one day at a time. Thank you <3

  4. Hi Nat,
    I soooo enjoy days like today! The day seemed to "melt" away too fast.
    I loved listening to the cicada sing and yes even all the varieties of ants that came for a visit. Thankfully no Fire Ants though! eeeuk! I grew up with them and they are mean!
    Anyway, my days off that I can sit and stitch are a treasure to me. The garden seems very happy this year. I enjoy seeing pictures of everyone so, thought it would be fun to share one. Have a great day! <3

  5. Your garden looks fantastic! Just keep going...

    And the wolf/fox made me smile.

  6. P.S. Thanks for the link to makeshift...I'm going to be spending some time exploring that one!

  7. Marie, what a rich and wonderful post! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and now will check out the link to makeshift! The wolf is looking to be very handsome in his suit and all. The cicada bag is gorgeous and I've already googled it. You are a beautiful starry woman -- are you the flower fairy in the movie clip? JK. That's pretty cool, too. Wow. Thanks for the good time. xo

  8. Hi Deb,
    I have a little more growing this year. Green beans are new.
    Having a bit of an issue with beetles. Have use seaweed water on the leaves
    to try and deter the little creatures. So far it is not working too well. Any ideas. I will keep going/growing : )

    I like that Wolf/fox picture too. The minute I saw it, (I smiled too), I knew I had to stitch it for my daughter. <3

  9. Deb G,

    p.s. When i found the makeshift blog I immediately thought of you!!! : )

  10. Hi woman with wings, <3

    Ha! I wish I was the flower fairy lol! Think I have seen a couple in my lifetime ; )
    for real!
    I really enjoyed the makeshift blog and was inspired by it too.
    I am having fun doing the wolf picture. I thought it would be fun to stitch the same picture but use fluorescent thread, so when my daughter turns the light off she can see the picture. hmmm???? Maybe?
    Glad you enjoyed the post, I always enjoy yours too! : )