Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Summer It Rained

It rained a lot this summer.  It rained so much that things grew in my yard (but not necessarily in an orderly fashion).  So before the summer is gone I wanted to document the summer it rained and things grew in my yard.

Like marigolds and lantana.

Like tomatoes...although the plants that I planted fed the squirrels more than they did us.  But the volunteer plant beside the house (I have no idea how it got there) has become a tomato-making machine.

This impatiens also volunteered.  

The crepe myrtles were pretty again.

There were so many butterflies.

And my favorites....the sunflowers....only two plants grown from seed.  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Jonathan LivingInSanFrancisco Seagull

The last pattern for the Six Months of Softies was a seagull...really, a seagull?  It was bad enough that the fifth one was a raccoon (gross little..well, not so little...rodent).  Seagulls are just disgusting.  They are especially disgusting when they are scavenging two hours my Target parking lot.

But I made it.  And making it was pretty painless.  And it turned out soooo well.

The body is made from a $1 fat quarter.  The wings are made from Bill's old shirt and my old skirt.  I have no idea where I got the red flannel.  I sewed the eyes on because I thought I might give it to our great-niece...and I did....although it was pretty hard to part with (I really need to get over this).

So this is Jonathan LivingInSanFrancisco Seagull ready for his trip to Asheville, NC to meet up with the lovely Camille (8 months old...the cutest baby ever).  Camille will take him to live with her right outside of San Francisco and I hope that they have a lovely life together.