Monday, June 15, 2015

100 Degrees!

Whew....it's hot today!
Little m wanted to swim in her pool, so thankful for the mister system we installed a few years back on the deck. That thing has been a life saver. We use it not only after working in the yard but for leisurely lounging in the backyard when the temps reach 100 degrees. The only drawback: you can't read a book or work on the computer but that's ok. It's more fun to watch Little m pretend to be mermaid.
Thought you might enjoy a video of my pond. The sound of water automatically makes the temperature drop 10 degrees.

                                         video

                                       No, that is not a siren singing, it a Little m mermaid!
Stay cool,
Holly

Friday, June 12, 2015

Feeling Farmy!

It's Farm Girl Friday! Today I am finishing up a table runner. It took me a little while to decide what fabric to use for the binding. I thought this bandanna fabric looked too much like a Farm girl to not use it. 

The table runner is from Lori Holt's new book: Farm Girl Vintage. On each end of the runner there is a pieced barn with a silo. I am a little ahead on my Farm Girl Friday blocks, so I decided to make the runner. If you haven't joined Lori's Farm Girl Friday quilt along it's not too late. 
Here are my blocks. I took this picture last week so my newly completed blocks are not included in the picture.  They are each 6 1/2" square (give or take a little :)
Blocks top left to bottom right: Apron Strings, Autumn Star, Baby Chick, Baking Day, Butter Churn, Canning Season, Chicken Foot, and Churn Dash.

Little m made me a snack one day while I was quilting (with a little supervision from Sister). She got out Sister's Easy Bake oven (it's about 15 years old) and made me pretzels with powder cheese sauce, cut up some apples and strawberries and yogurt for dessert. I was very surprised by the pretzels, they were really good especially for an Easy Bake Oven mix. She did this all by herself and since she is not allowed to use a sharp knife without my supervision, she cut up the apple with a butter knife. She loves the Easy Bake Oven! I am always amazed every time we use it. I can't believe that a light bulb can cook things. Guess we will have to buy the new Easy Bake Oven when our light bulb burns out.
Hope you have an Easy kind of day!!
Holly