Sunday, July 15, 2012

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ July 14, 2012

It's time again for {phfr}! 


Girl Out of the House asked me to make one of these wreaths for the baby's room, so I happily obliged.  I used the same Classic Pooh fabrics that Girl of the House used for her fabulous baby quilt plus a couple others Girl 1 bought for the purpose.  I also used three different ribbons of varying widths to give it some added dimension.   I started with a 12" straw wreath (leave the plastic wrapper on to reduce the mess), cut the fabric into strips about 18" long and 1.5" wide (or was it 2"? I can't remember!) and tied them on.  Then I tied on 18" pieces of ribbon.  I glued a flower I found in the scrapbooking section of Michael's onto a piece of leftover rickrack to hang in the middle.  Voila!  It was finished!  I think it will make a cute addition to the nursery.


Our gardens are full to bursting (I'll share pictures later), but our friend Farmer John is growing sweet corn for us.  He advised us not to try it on our own for various reasons, so we took him up on his offer to do it for us.  We picked some tonight, so now it's time to get busy husking, blanching, cooling, cutting, and freezing it.  I know what I'm doing tomorrow . . .

While we were at Farmer John's, we took away a few of the rocks from his rock pile to use for borders around Girl 2's flower garden and my roses.  The pile was huge!  All those rocks came out of his field, and he has no use for them, so we are welcome to take as many as we want.  I saw a few big ones that would look great decoratively placed in the landscaping.  We'll need to make another trip for those, though.  But won't these be lovely?  And best of all, they were free!


  1. Oh my I am drooling over your rocks. I am curious about the farmer telling you not to try growing sweet corn... (I have no knowledge of any sort regarding growing corn, just curious why he said not to try)

  2. Thanks for visiting, Lady of the Lakes! (Love your name!) He said that it takes a lot of space and that it's difficult to get soil conditions right for corn. We just took his word for it and let him do the hard part. :-)

  3. Your wreath turned out very sweet :) And enjoy your corn, mine isn't even "knee high" yet. And your rocks will make a very fun border around your flower gardens. And thank you so much for your kind words that you left on my blog a few weeks ago ... they were much appreciated. Have a great day :)


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