Friday, July 8, 2011

Ahhhh Summer

Wow...I can see it's been awhile since my last post. Being a little lazy these days. So I've been doing a little sewing and getting ready for some Halloween items that I will be listing on Early Work Mercantile next week!!! Halloween is my most favorite holiday to create for! Here is a little something that I just listed in my Etsy Shop a little bit ago.

My gardens are doing so well this year! My only problem right now are the Japanese beetles and the deer. I read online that the best way to get rid of those pesky beetles is to pick them off by hand and throw them in a bucket of soapy water. Do not get those beetle traps you see at your home improvement stores. They make things worse by attracting the beetles.

Here is one feasting on one of my Zinnias

Cone flowers are blooming!

I wasn't to sure when I took this picture what it was, then when I loaded the picture on my computer I discovered it was a baby katydid!!!! It was so tiny, just about a inch in length. Please click on the picture to see a bigger view.

One of my new daylilies! I just love this one!

My Hydrangea is blooming! I almost killed this poor thing a couple of years ago with fertilizer. I was trying to change the color to blue with Miracid. I'm so happy that it decided to bloom this year after it's close call. It's a small plant with one bloom but it's doing just fine now. I'm certainly babying this plant now.

And these are very tiny flowers that are blooming on my sedum that I have planted in the cracks of my garden edging. So pretty.

My first green pepper!!! woo hoo!

And my little wren just singing away this morning. He's been very busy building a nest.

And yesterday My daughter, her boyfriend and I went to see the Oscar Meyer Wienermoblie at our local grocery store!! I always wanted to see this when I was a little girl and I finally got to! I got a wiener whistle and a sticker which I will be giving to my granddaughter when I see her in a few weeks. I wish that she lived here so I could have taken her to see the wienermoble.

My daughter sent me this picture the other day of my granddaughter after she opened a package I mailed to her with her pink bird that she requested, that I sent her. The blue one I made and sent to her about a year ago. Now she wants a purple one! hehe I think she loves her birds! I can hardly believe she will be 3 years old in a couple of weeks!

Well that's about all for now I would think! LOL Enjoy the pics!


  1. Your flowers are just gorgeous! Loved the pic of the baby katydid.Those Japanese are a pesky little buggers! I hate it when one lands on you.How fun that you finally got to see the wiener mobile.LOL! Your little granddaughter is precious.Bet there will soon be purple bird in the mail.LOL! Have a great weekend,Hugs,Jen

  2. Love your pumpkins, flower pics & your granddaughter is beautiful! ~*~ Lisa

  3. Great photos, love your flowers and your granddaughter is so gorgeous!!

  4. Love the BLACK CATS! LOL!
    So, it's Japanese Beetles that are making those holes in my leaves!
    Grrrr. I will try spraying for bugs. I don't usually spray but...
    AND my Apple tree has some sort of Fungi, so I will be spraying that too. Darn it!
    At least I don't have to deal with the deer since I'm on such a busy road. :) My sister has them come right up to her window!
    Beautiful photos!
    :) - Cindi

  5. Beautiful flowers! Love the black cats...your granddaughter is adorable....


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