August 5, 2011
Thank you, thank you all for such sweet, encouraging comments yesterday. I've had no doubt that this baby is supposed to be here, but the attitudes are hard to deal with sometimes. I'm so blessed to have you all backing me up and keeping me grounded. It hurts my heart to think that if these are the comments we get, then we can guess how they feel about their own children. I know how much I love my own kiddos and I don't know how anyone could feel that babies and children are anything but wonderful.
Do you like my new kitchen decoration? These are the first few onions out of our garden! I saw their tops had turned mostly brown and fallen over, so I pulled them out of the ground on Wednesday and let them sit out there to cure for a day. Then yesterday I brought them inside, braided them up and snipped the extra ends off (to make them less unruly). They'll be curing there for awhile before we use them. We still have quite a few in the ground that aren't ready yet. Not even close to enough to last us a year, but a good start. We have so many plans for next year's garden!
Our biggest sunflower is pretty much ready, so I think I'll cut it down and hang it up today. Our mint and basil are starting to go to seed so I need to get those cut as well. The mint I will dry for tea, and the basil will be split between drying for cooking and making pesto to go in the freezer.
I was hopping around blogs last night and at some point came across this flickr set that has vintage embroidery transfers. Some of them are ADORABLE. I have learned that thin fabric doesn't work very well for embroidery so I am hoping to get some flour sack towels and embroider them for the kitchen.
Have a wonderful Friday,