Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mystery Plant

Hello Bloggerettes! You know how they say if you plant it, water it, and it dies, it's a plant? Pull it out, and it grows back, it's a weed? Well, I am just stumped as to what this plant could be. It started with hearty green leaves, and hubby said what is it, did you plant it? No, I didn't plant it, let's just see what it does. Some have said it's a weed. Hummm, don't think so. The stem is hearty and thick. I have also had someone tell me, that it's a poisonous Caster Bean tree. WHAT??? They are native to Africa! Where would that come from?? Then, I thought perhaps some type of squash, as neighbors have grown them. No little flowers or buds. So far just leaves, and some of the lower leaves have little squiggly white lines going through them. It is growing rapidly, and didn't seem to mind the hot, humid days we have had. Does anyone know what it could be? I had thought perhaps a sunflower? We will just have to wait and see!


Friday, July 6, 2012

A Hot Pink Saturday

Hi blogerettes! The temps here have been in the upper 90's for the past few days, and today is supposed to reach 100 with humidity! The whole country is experiencing high temps, and some were without power for days, due to some bad storms. My heart goes out to them, and hope that power has been restored. All we can do is try to stay cool, so I have been hibernating inside.

This is the start of a doll blanket I am making for my vintage doll cradle that dear hubby bought me for Mother's Day. I know the basics of crocheting, but didn't know how to read a pattern or create one. Thanks to my girlfriends for getting me started in actually making something. I love the pretty sherbet colors of this yarn.

Another craft I made, that I had seen on someones blog. Just textured wallpaper glued onto a can, then decorate however you wish. I used a coffee can, some ribbon, and a vintage earring. I put a jar inside to hold the flowers. I just asked for a sample, and they gave me a big piece.

Here's the cute little cradle that I received for Mother's Day. Hubby and I went antiquing, and this is what I picked out. The vintage doll is a German compostion one from 1910. It was my dear mother-in-loves.

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