Thursday, June 22, 2017

Same Old Pom Pom Stuff

 Timothy is an early bird like us.  He likes to watch for moths in the morning.  

I took this photo of me fake sleeping, but Tim is sleeping for real.  I sent it to our Jenny and she said, "He thinks he's a human."  He does. 

 The trees are so green and full.  This is such a pretty time of year. 
 When I was out filling the wading pool and planting some nasturtium seeds someone was watching me. 
 The fire-colored marigolds volunteered their beauty again this year.  Yay!
 Gulp!  I have enough zucchini plants to feed our whole neighborhood block.  Ooops. 
 Today Sam, Lizzy, and I went to Sam's Club and we came upon some tea party fare.  Pretty!  We ran out of time and didn't have a tea party after all. We'll do it Saturday. 
 This is the earliest we've EVER had sweet peas.  I'm thrilled with them!  They smell so delicious. 

 Hollyhocks coming soon. 
 I think this kind of rose is called florabunda.  I am thankful the beetles are not dining in our flowerbeds. 

I put a chair in the dirt garden.

Wonder of wonders - MIRACLE!  I am actually finished with my alpaca vest and I am using my new blocking pads that I received for Christmas!  

When I made the sleeves and sewed them in for this striped sweater that I've been working on for one hundred years, I realized it is all wrong.  The sleeves are dropped but skinny.  I looked like a stuffed sausage when I put it on.  Bad planning.  So, I shall make the body into a pillow!  Poof!  Remind me not to make anymore pullovers/jerseys because they do not turn out well when one has a Winnie the Pooh body to work with.  Cardigans.  Just cardigans. 

 This nature journal guide is full of info.  I didn't realize there was so much to learn.  
 I would like to become more aware, more appreciative of God's creativity, so I'm going to give it a try (journaling with art in response to natural beauty). 
 I like to order used cookbooks.  Cheap!  This is a beautiful addition to my cookbook library.  I don't know if any of the recipes really fit my particular cooking style, but looking at beautiful photos of food is almost as good as eating lovely food.  Do you agree?
 I have a small yarn stash compared to other enthusiastic knitters, but I LOVE looking at wool, dreaming of all kinds of knitted possibilities.  

 My friend Nana Go Go sent me a Facebook link informing me that there is a a new Pooh movie all about Christopher Robin.  Oh my goodness.  I can't wait.  Let's have a little honey to celebrate! 

I'll put the kettle on and wait for you to get here.  I'll be knitting.  


Jeanie said...

There is so much to love here -- especially all that luscious yarn! But what I love most is you saying it was a picture of you fake sleeping and Timothy real sleeping. Just made me smile really big!

Deb said... and Timothy. He loves you so much, I can tell. Holly-hocks are one of my favorite summer flower. You don't see them in gardens very much. Note to self...plant holly-hocks. The story of Christopher Robin sounds fascinating. I used to know the grand -daughter of A.A. Milne. Her nickname was Pooh. :)She passed away about 9 years ago.

Julia said...

Your lawn looks so lusciously green and thick and immaculately manicured. I love that fence too, so little upkeep and no place for the mosquitoes to hide.

Timothy is very regal looking. Of course he's human.

Oh my gosh, I love that Winnie the Pooh tea set. The vest turned out great.
Enjoy your summertime.
Smiles & hugs

Happy@Home said...

What an adorable little tea set.
Pretty flowers and adorable picture of you and Timothy.

Gumbo Lily said...

That Tim does think he's just like you. It's a wonder he hasn't picked up knitting yet! (Maybe you can set him up to look like he's knitting when he's taking a nap?)

Lovely flowers. You always have such pretty flowers. The Peas are gorgeous. I think I have a floribunda rose bush too.

I have the book, Keeping a Nature Journal, and it's really packed with good stuff. I'm still learning from it.

Happy Summer!!

Granny Marigold said...

A new Pooh movie? I wonder if I can get the littlest to watch it with me. He's almost 8 and fast growing out of "babyish" things. Once a person gets old enough you grow right back into them.
I love to look at cookbooks with lovely photos of yummy food I'm never going to make. Eye candy.
Your Sweet Peas continue to amaze me. I'll bet they smell heavenly.

Farm Girl said...

I love the fake sleeping picture. Tim does think he is a human. Your flowers are lovely. I am glad you will go ahead and have your tea party. I think what ever you make is lovely. I have always wanted a nature journal too.
I think they are just lovely. It sounds like you are summer busy. That is nice.
Have a lovely evening. Do you have fireflies?

ellen b. said...

Sweet Peas and them both. That movie sounds like fun. Love your teapot and mugs! Congrats on finishing your Vest! WEll done. Hope you have a great weekend.

Julie said...

Everything looks beautiful here today Pom Pom. Hello to Timothy... I have one here who thinks she is a human too. Your Vest looks amazing & so do all your flowers. It is pouring down here today & summer feels like a long, long way off. Happy Weekend my friend xxx

Deb said...

I love the sweater vest! Those flowers and beautiful pictures remind me of growing up in Cool, Colorful, Colorado! Love it there. Enjoy the rest of the week.

Cat Lover said...

Wonderful post Pom Pom! Love the shots of Timothy. Your flowers are amazing. I too love the smell of Sweet Peas.
Have a good weekend!

Henny Penny said...

Your post are always sweet and interesting and fun. I love the picture of you and Timothy sleeping...even if you are pretending.

GretchenJoanna said...

Your sweet peas are coming on and mine are just about finished. Well, they do make flowers still, but since we had a heat wave the stems are only a couple of inches long, and it's hard to make a bouquet of them!

Elizabethd said...

Your sweet peas are ahead of mine! Don't you just love the scent?

happyone said...

I too like this time of year with everything so green and lush.

Last year I was like you and planted way too many zucchini plants and DID feed the neighborhood. : ) This year I only planted 6. No zucchinis yet but the plants are doing great.

I like looking at cookbooks too!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I like seeing your same old Pom Pom stuff. It makes me happy. It also makes me miss knitting, but I'm afraid the quilting thing has consumed me. I hope you're doing well, dear friend! xofrances

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! I am like you only I am that way with material. And I love looking at colored towels all stacked in a store. Nancy

Kit said...

How come I eagerly look from posts from you? Because they make me smile and feel so good. That's why! Your cat is so cool. I want to pet him and give him snuggles. Cats make the home for sure. :) Kit

Beca said...

Your story about your sweater made me giggle. I like sticking to cardigans too. :) Tea and a movie? You got it. I'm there.
xx Beca

Heather said...

I love the idea of a nature journal!
And those mugs are so cute. :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your Timmy loves you so much - he is such a pretty kitty.

WOW your flowers are doing great. We are having such hot weather here - need to water tonight.

Your vest looks great and you have so many lovely colors of yarn. I've never learned how to knit.

Enjoy your week my friend.


Fat Dormouse said...

Timothy looks very contented. Aren't cats great?! Our bitey Jasper is starting to get friendlier (thank goodness!)
I love your Winnie-ther-Pooh mugs. They are lovely!
A delicious mix of Pompomminess today - always a joy to read. thank you!

Wood Fairy said...

I think your knitting will make a lovely soft cushion, things don't always turn out but it's fun doing them anyway! Your garden looks so full and colourful. Betty x

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I'll be right over my friend! A lovely cup of tea with a dash of honey and new Pooh movie would be just lovely :) I think your new striped pillow will be lovely! And that Timothy, what a character! Love his sweet little heart. So cute! And how wonderful that you are enjoying a lovely garden abundance this year :) Hugs!

M.K. said...

Oh, Pom -- if you write a post with yarn and a kitty, you know I'll be happy :) I think it's hilarious that you're turning your sweater into a pillow! Timothy will love it either way!!