Tuesday, July 26, 2011


It was a dark and rainy kind of day here today.  I spent a lot of time sewing.  It is nice to be able to sit on the breezeway and work no matter what the weather.  I made this shirt and a new cover for my sewing machine.

Good grief, I could have used a bit of make-up here.

I spent so much time weeding last week, I thought I could coast for the rest of July.  Guess what...the weeds I missed were about two feet high yesterday.  And speaking of July, I cannot believe it is almost over.  I have been in a bit of a fog lately.
My sister-in-law introduced me to fennel last winter.  I used it in a spinach salad with dried cranberries and walnuts tonight--really yummy.  Mike had his lettuce, tomato and olive salad.  He had chicken.  I had roasted vegetables.  We shared some brown rice.  Some nights it feels like I am running a restaurant.

Corn-on-the-cob season is just around the corner.  We both appreciate that.  Then it's apple pie season after that.   Oh, I never can get rid of those ten extra pounds!  Darn!


  1. You look great. I wish I were so productive. I like the blouse.

  2. You have lovely smooth skin. Probably comes of living right. I am in awe of somebody who can make a blouse, get the buttonholes and hemming done and the buttons on all in one day.

  3. Does that shirt have button holes? If so, I'm either going to start worshiping you or I'm going to have you committed. I still love to sew but I haven't attempted a button hole in years.

  4. Lovely shirt Olga. I admire your skill!!!!

  5. I have never in my life used fennel. Is it too late? Love that color on you.


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