Just for the Love of it

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

How does your garden grow?




Hello, what a beautiful day we have today!


Just wanting to share my garden with all of you, because I'm in amazement of my petite garden, 4x4 square. But boy, have I had fun with it!

The tomatoes are so abundant for two plants, the lettuce has been snipped 3 times and some seeds planted too and the lettuce keeps coming, the sugar snaps are fun and we get to have about 3 in our salads every so often, the peppers are growing and are so cute, the zucchini is thriving and I have grilled two so far, and the cucumbers are fabulous. I have had one large and it was so fresh and delicious and another one growing. That's my garden, that's all folks, BUT so great for just the two of us.


Picture time


                                                                   Big cucumber




Little cuck



Green peppers



Lettuce



Zucchini



Lots of tomatoes



Big girl tomato 



Sugar snap peas



4x4



oops another Zucchini



and my edible nasturtiums



We don't really eat them but you CAN


Hope you enjoyed my "little and I do mean little" garden tour.  If I had more produce, I would share with all of you, if possible. Hope you are all well and enjoying your part of the world. How does your garden grow? Let me know.


I have seen beautiful pictures of flowers and veggies from so many of your blogs. It's such fun to see everyone's world, blogland is wonderful. Love knowing you all. Thanks and have a great week ahead.


xoRobin

A visitor this morning

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stop Everything

You know how sometimes you just have to stop what you are doing and make something that has inspired you!! WELL, that is what happened to me just now.  Little Woollie is a wonderful crocheter and makes so many colorful, inspiring blankets........I could just eat them all up!  Visit Julie here.

Well, did you see the crocheted stamp.......I loved it and had to stop everything and try my hand at it! I don't even know what I will do with it, but, I had to gather my yarn, hook, patterns and sit myself down and create.

This is what I came up with, love it, may pin it onto my yarn bag.

                                   Here is Julie's blog and her lovely stamps and mine on lower left



Bird x-stitch from the talented Helen Philipps  Helen's books are so full of beautiful sewing and patchwork designs.



                                                                                  Front



                                                             Back, will add a safety pin



     
                                                                 One more close up







Well, that's really it for now. Just wanted to share my little fun, inspiration and creation.  I hope you visit  Julie and Helen, you will not be disappointed.



Enjoy your days and thank you to my new followers and all your lovely comments.



xoRobin





                                                   Pretty beach shot from recent MV trip

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer

Isn't summer wonderful!? Just loving these summer days and evenings. The light is so grand and the long days are so great for getting things done or just enjoying a lazy day. But who's days are really lazy. Did have a few on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Lovely weather, interrupted by Hurricane Arthur. It turned out to be just a downpour of rain and winds, not too bad at all and the next day was fabulous and we were swimming in the ocean. Great waves, Jack loved it too!

Martha's Vineyard in pictures


                                         Ferry going to MV, Love her name



It's an extremely large ferry, actually the largest and newest! Has WiFi, TV, Cafe, and lots of indoor and outdoor sitting, and air conditioning, even double decker car transport. We always take our car.



                                         Oh yes Jack on the ferry! Such a good boy❤



Black Dog Sail boat, I heard parents telling their little kids it is a pirate's ship! Looks like one, they have school programs for kids on the island to learn the ropes of sailing and 5 day sleepovers.



                                                    Many gorgeous homes too



                                                  My hydrangea's are doing well, love them



Rose Beach Plums and so fragrant



Tasty Honeysuckle



And what would it be without a random lovely "Daisy"
"He loves me, he loves me not"



Jack taking himself for a walk to the beach



Day after the Hurricane, rough surf, normally no waves



Very windy, maybe that's why it's not focused :  (



Could Jack have found a larger stick/log!?



Photographer I am not!



Few Golf days



Some grilling and something in the background



More of this




Oh we had a nice break! Can't wait to go back in two weeks for two weeks and then all our vacations are over. (at least for the summer)

I read three books, a true sign of summer for me
The Husband's Secret
Orphan Train
The Rosie Project 
And began The Silver Star
All ready GREAT BOOKS


Thanks so much for visiting me here in my little blogland. Thank you to all my new followers, I love seeing new friends joining me, so then I get to have new blogs to visit too! Be back soon. Sorry I missed many blogs, but I will be back on track now! Happy days to you all and hope you have some time to smile and laugh and give someone a big HUG!



xoRobin


Mysterious





Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Happiness in little bits


Hi there friends, Great to pop in again before vacation. It's raining now so hopefully next week will be hot and sunny, good beach and outdoor weather! I've been in summer mode and it is lovely. Just a little of this and a little of that each day, all manageable and mostly stress free.

Had a very excited weekend with the bride to be and daughter looking for wedding gown in Boston. We had three appointments and they went really well. The places were so helpful and the selections were fabulous. Amy had certain designers she wanted to look at and she was happy with the choices............and she found her wedding gown by the end of the day. We celebrated after and had a lovely time in the city. I can't show you the dress, but I will show you one of the dresses, let me find one.


Here is a pretty one ❤

                                          Any family looking on......this is not the dress!!!!



Next will be bridemaids dress shopping and mother of the bride, That's ME!



Next little bit of fun was a little shopping I did on etsy for ribbon/tape. These items came from Taiwan in only about 7 days, amazing!

Lots of fun for adornments on sewing projects and yarn too.











                 Aren't they fun? I can add to pincushions, labels for knitting, I think the sky's the limit.



                                           Peonies and indigo are in bloom and very plentiful!


                         
                            This is Mountain Laurel and one of my favorite flowers on a shrub






                                                        My salmon colored Poppies



                                                Bush beach roses and the aroma is delicious




Thanks dear friends for visiting, that's all my news. I will be off for a week soon. So I may be missing from blogland. But I will catch up when I can. Hope everyone has good days and happy moments!





xoRobin






                                  Site of wedding in "One Year".......I think I'm a little excited!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer and Treat

Happy day to you all. It's been lovely weather here in New England, USA. Everything is green, in bloom, bees buzzing, birds singing, humming birds humming, sun shining, strawberries bountiful, farmer markets in full swing, people out and about, kids out of school and people are friendly and smiling. SUMMER is HERE!!!!


Finished my vegetable garden bunting.....So festive and it makes me smile!





Not much yarn making happening in my world BUT lots of being outside, walks with Jack, errands, Zumba (my new love), gardening and reading. My lasted book is The Husband's Secret by Liana Moriarty,  good so far and a fast read. My reading list at the bottom portion of my blog is definitely  growing and always in the summer. I love to read outside on the deck or porch in the cool of a summer breeze.


Summer treat for Jack. Here take a look!





                                                         Oh, "YES" Jack in doggy Heaven!!!
I treat him to a soft serve whenever I need to go to Home Depot for home or garden supplies!
This time it was just 'cause it was a hot day!!


Next on my list of show and tell are some of my beautiful flowers around the yard














As you can see, the Peonies are in their height of glory! So lovely and they smell delightful! Ants like them too,  have to be careful bringing cut flowers inside for arrangement.



Well, that's all for now my friends. Hope your days are happy, your nights relaxing and you are able to enjoy your down time. Any vacations coming? We have one coming in early July to the Vineyard, oh happy day!!!


Thanks for stopping in,  I love seeing you here and I thank you all in advance!

xoRobin

                                                                       Peek-a-Boo