Tuesday, July 24, 2012


We have ears of corn!  I admit, I was definitely a skeptic about planting corn this year...I agreed to it just to please Shane.  I thought we'd just end up with corn stalks for decorating come autumn, but I admitted defeat last night as we counted 7 -- yep 7! -- ears of corn.  I think we have about 15-20 stalks.  Loreli is posing by the smallest stalks at the edge of the corn rows:

We've been watering our garden every night throughout this summer drought and it's beginning to pay off.  You can see the pumpkin vines crawling behind and past the rows of corn along the fence in the picture above.  We had been thinking that everything was growing slower than last year but looking back at some photos from last year, we're pretty much on pace with everything but the pumpkin.  There's plenty of flowers, I'm just not sure the bees are finding them!

The tomatoes were also flowering like crazy but it was only last week when these little guys showed up.  I'm crossing my fingers the same will happen with the pumpkin!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Great Outdoors Dishcloth

As a kid, I used to camp all summer long at Girl Scout Camp.  My mom was an assistant director for camp which meant we would bunk there all week long and head home only on the weekends.  I loved it!  Hiking, boating, singing songs, making new friends...it really is one of my fondest memories of my childhood.  That was my inspiration for the cloths I've designed for the summer, one of them being the Great Outdoors.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Just Like Honey Dishcloth

This dishcloth is easy to knit yet holds your interest.  The pattern it creates is awesome for scrubbing dishes!  Solid and varigated yarns both look beautiful in this pattern.  The pattern reminds me of honeycomb, hence the name!  Happy Knitting everyone!

Just Like Honey Dishcloth


1 Skein Lily Sugar n Cream yarn
US#6 / 4mm needles
Yarn needle

Finished size approximately 8" x 8"


S1KW:  Slip 1 stitch knit wise

S1PW:  Slip 1 stitch purl wise


Cast on 54 sts

Row 1: *K1, S1KW*, rep from * to end of row
Row 2: *S1PW, P1*, rep from * to end of row
Row 3: K
Row 4: P
Row 5: *S1KW, K1*, rep from * to end of row
Row 6: *P1, S1PW*, rep from * to end of row
Row 7: K
Row 8: P

Repeat rows 1-8 (9) more times.

Bind off and weave in ends.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Patriotic Printables

Still looking for last minute 4th of July decorations?  Me too!  I love these printables...so easy to just print them on card stock and grab a $1 frame from JoAnn's, Michael's or your local dollar store for that little extra something you've been looking for.

Here's a great one from Landee.  She has them available here in 5" x 7" or 8 "x 10".

Need a banner?  Print this one out from At Second Street!

Looking to play with some glitter?  Me too!  I'm out of time for this year, but this is a must-do for me next year!  The tutorial can be found here thanks to eighteen25.

Not a printable, but an adorable way to use those tiny flags you know you have laying around.  Check out Sweet Something Design for this tutorial.

"Home of the free because of the brave" is one of my favorites because it is simply so true!  Find this free printable here thanks to Every Creative Endeavor.

Last but not least, display this cute American flag printable proudly on your mantle or shelf.  Found here courtesy of Makdoodle.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July everyone!  =)