Scottish Thistles

Scottish Thistles

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


We live in a dry climate at fairly high altitude and about the only time anyone wears "wellies" is to do their irrigating. But this past week we had some really nice rain and one day was wet and rainy enough I thought I'd wear my "pink plaidies".  So we were able to enjoy the rain, the coneflowers and the cooler temperatures with some lovely, refreshing rain.  Thank you, Lord, for the rain!

Friday, August 24, 2012

SISTER, SISTER & a couple of signs

Well, I finally got the little signs made with the Farmgirl Connection Sisterhood numbers on it for Robin and me.  I had made the "Glamping Farmgirls" sign earlier in the summer, and then made one with our house number on it to hang at the end of our drive.  Wanted to do these as well so they can go glamping with us too!  I had some little enamelware trays with strawberries on one side . . . actually have four of them.  I decided to use them and pop-rivet the numbers on the back of the tray and you can still see the strawberries on the other side. The metal is much more lightweight and weatherproof than wood. Add a length of baling wire and we can hang 'em wherever we want to!

Monday, August 20, 2012


Ahhhh  . . . finally an opportunity to take a break and a drive into the mountains up the Dolores River valley.  A lovely, refreshing, peaceful, cool and quiet drive up the West Fork road and a stop to put our feet into the cool, invigorating and refreshing Dolores River water.  It's late enough in the season that it's not roily or rushing.  Felt so good!  Bramble loves it too!!

My hubby, Bill, enjoying the cool river too!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012


A friend of mine gave me . . yup, gave me . . several vintage feedsacks that had already been washed, the stitching removed and ready to sew into something.  I was tickled all shades of pink!  So, I used many of them in my "Retro" style aprons.  Another vendor at our Farmers Market brought me some she wanted aprons made for herself and her mom from.  And part of my payment was all of the leftover fabric.  This apron is one I made from a feedsack from my friend and the pockets, collar and ties made from leftovers from the other project.  I added some small ecru crocheted doilies to embellish it a bit more.  I have enjoyed making these feedsacks into aprons, so much!!  They are truly one-of-a-kind! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

"LET'S DO COFFEE" . . ATC swap

Some of us are "in love" with ATCs!  Little 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch "Artist Trading Cards" that become teeny, tiny works of art that we trade.  One of my favorite artists to trade with is Sharon Bakke.  We just recently did a one-on-one swap with each other and our theme was "Let's Do Coffee'.  The wonderful, beautiful ATC on the right is the one Sharon made for me.  The one below and on the left is the one I made for her.  Such fun!  We'll be doing more too! THANKS SHARON!! Sure wish we lived close enough to each other to actually get together for coffee!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I know you're probably laughing, but it's true.  These plates, along with the rest of the pieces for this MELMAC (yessiree!) dinnerware set, were a wedding gift to me from my hubby when we got married.  The other pieces were either yellow or white.  I knew they were in an old hard-side popup camper we have, but it's not been used in a long while.  We're selling it so we were cleaning all the junk out of it.  All eight plates are here and there are three yellow cereal bowls. Sadly, no other pieces are anywhere to be found. When did we get married?   December 28, 1968