Monday, July 17, 2017

Cake, Kids, and Stitches


 The applesauce cake tasted like a cross between pumpkin pie and banana bread.  Everyone liked it.  No, it didn't come out of the Bundt pan perfectly.  

Our basement is a little scruffy.  A former owner of this home made it workable enough, but somehow it's still very basement-y.  Anyway, James and Noah have a lot of fun messing around down there.  It's a good way to keep Noah safe. He is on the move!  Notice Tim is joining the fun.


 Red hollyhocks are pretty miraculous, right?
 I posted this on Instagram so I'm sorry if you've already seen it.  I knit patches for my jeans.  I really like the cut of this brand of jeans, but I don't like the "cool" holes in the knees.  I don't think the designers had grannies in mind.
 I was looking at old photos and I found this one of a tree I knit many Julys ago.  I guess I like stitching in July.  


 The zucchinis and yellow squash are appearing.  I think they are going to outdo themselves.  I guess we had better start getting hungry for grilled squash. 

I'm going to Washington later this week.  I'm looking forward to seeing all my sibs and my lovely mother!  I'll see my auntie as well!  Yay!
I shall also see the water.  Another YAY!
God be with you. Thank you for stopping by.  You are kind. 

27 comments:

elizabeth said...

safe travels! have a wonderful time!

Amy at love made my home said...

Enjoy your travels, hope you get to wear your newly fashioned jeans!

Julie said...

OH MY!!! I would like to reach into my computer screen & take a large chunk of that delicious looking cake & also pick one of those very gorgeous red hollyhocks ... one of my absolute favourite flowers !!! Have a super time & safe travels dear friend Xxx

Marcie said...

I love the way you latch your jeans. It's so YOU! I wish you safe and happy travels.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Love the holly hocks!! I thought I would get some this year as I started from seed last year. But so far only leaves. Maybe next year!!! I hope you have a wonderful time in Washington! Will look forward to pictures!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

You really are inspiring me to pick up my knitting needles again--I love that patch so much!

Hope you have a wonderful trip to Washington! Can't wait to read all about it.

xofrances

Farm Girl said...

Its always so nice to see what you have been doing. I like that Tim likes to be with the kids. What a nice kitty.
Your bread looks wonderful. So does your stitching. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip and I am so glad you get to see water.
Have a nice day.

happyone said...

Your hollyhocks are beauties.
Have a wonderful, fun and safe trip.

Kit said...

I just love your knitted mendings for your jeans! You have the most wonderful time on your trip! :) Kit

Jeanie said...

That cake looks to die for! And fun to see the stitching. Love the photo of the kids -- pretty quilt! And flowers. Looks like life is good. Safe travels!

Angela said...

I love the patches. I struggle to knit when it is hot. Summer is mostly for sewing... Enjoy your travels x

ellen b. said...

Yippee, glad you are coming up and over to my state. I'm sure you'll have fun with all your loved ones! Those red hollyhocks are glorious!

Gumbo Lily said...

I can never get a bundt cake out of the pan all in one piece. I always had my daughter do it for me. The red hollyhocks are gorgeous. Would you consider saving me some seed from them? Have a good trip!

Granny Marigold said...

An applesauce cake that tastes like pumpkin pie and banana bread sounds very intriguing!
Have a wonderful time with your mother and siblings!

Kim said...

LOVE those knitty jeans! Ooh red Hollyhocks, how amazing. Enjoy your trip to Washington.

M.K. said...

I have no idea why, but my squash plants are doing terrible this year. I bought a pack of 6 plants from the hardware store. 4 have gradually died, and the remaining two haven't "vined out" like they should. Kinda sad. So I will have no squashes this year! Making up for it with cucumbers :)
Have a lovely time away. I think your basement is perfect for relaxing kid time. And your jean patches are adorable!!

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Beautiful hollyhocks, quite stunning. Have a fab trip away and a good catch up with your family xx

Nana Go-Go said...

You might have started a trend with those funky knitted patches!! Have a great trip, pal-o-mine!xxx

Jill said...

Love the patches you make for your jeans, how adorable! Have a safe trip and enjoy :-)

Blessings,
Jill

Anne's Phamilyblog said...

I am having blogger woes. Maybe it is google! Anyway I can view my original blog (Phamily Blog) and comment but I can not post or anything else. Now I am trying to set up a second blog (My Tata's Cottage) but all the comments go to my e mail. There isn't much help I can find with google or blogger. But I wanted to come over and visit. I love those red holly hocks. Your post is always happy and I love the photos especially the kiddos. Thank you for sharing. have a wonderful weekend. HUGS

Wood Fairy said...

have a wonderful time with your family. Hollyhocks look beautiful. Your basement looks like a great place for kids. I would paint the walls with storeybook themes (jack and the beanstalk, hansel and gretel etc) - did this on a bedroom once and it made a windowless wall look so magical. x

Lisa Richards said...

Have fun in Washington with all your loved ones!
I just ordered a fermentation kit so I can make fermented veggies, etc. It's one more hobby, lol.
Lovely knitting and a very ingenious way to fill those holey jeans!

Cat Lover said...

Hi Pom Pom, hope you are having a wonderful time in Washington! Great patches on your jeans.
Take care.
Robin

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great post - love seeing all your accomplishments.

Enjoy your visit to visit your sisters and mother. I am sure you will have an amazing time. Enjoy yourself.

Hugs,
Mary

Beca said...

The patches on your jeans is a good idea. I think it looks cute and adds a little charm. Hope your trip is enjoyable.
xx Beca

Kezzie said...

The patches are a super idea! I absolutely love it. I'm not a Jeans wearer anyway but I loathe ripped jeans so I'd probably want to do something similar if I were as proficient as you are. You are very lucky with your house sizes in the US. Ours are much smaller.
Xx

GretchenJoanna said...

I have never seen a more appealing knee patch!

Hope you are having a grand time on your travels. <3

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