Monday, June 22, 2015

News from the Home Front!

I'm finally off for a few weeks this summer!  That isn't a complaint, I love giving lectures and spring and fall are my busiest months.  Unfortunately, I've also had another bout of vertigo. Never a fun time but we are coping.

The dog days of summer are here and I'm back to sewing in the afternoons.  We have central air but still...Seamus isn't that enamored with the heat.  He spends a lot of time here:
The garden is lovely and when it is cool, we spend time outside.  My brother and I are both descendants of upcyclers.  Before it was "cool" my grandfather repurposed things.  Jim and I  inherited this gene.  This trellis (behind the table) is Jim's contribution to the garden this year. He was given a rusty trellis by an old man (who knew he liked junk)--and Jim cleaned, sanded and painted it for my garden.  It is serving as a little screen for privacy.
Yesterday I got a little vine for it:
More photos of the garden to come!  Enjoy the first full day of summer!


Sandra :) said...

Oh my - I'd sit in the back yard with you and have a nice glass of ice-cold lemonade (or Diet Dr. Pepper, LOL) - everything looks so pretty, especially your gift from Jim :) I bet if you take a picture in 2 weeks the vine will be more than halfway up the trellis!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Oh your garden is so pretty - love the trellis!!! We're freezing here today, can't believe it, been raining all day long and temps are in the 50's....brrrrrrr. Good for sleeping though, lol.