Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ohio Quilt Barn


I stumbled across this wonderful old weathered quilt barn 
on my way to my niece's wedding. 
I haven't been able to locate this barn on the Quilt Trail map
but it was near Hillsboro, Ohio. (Brown or Highland Co?)
 This starry block is sometimes called "Milky Way".  
If you are from the southwest corner of Ohio and have more info, 
please let me know.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Watermelon And Cantaloupe Baby


Isn't this just the cutest?
A friend made this delightful fruit presentation for my daughter's baby shower. 
A cantaloupe baby in a watermelon stroller.




All you need is:
  watermelon (stroller)
 cantaloupe (baby)
 orange (wheels)
blueberries (eyes)
other berries/fruit (red grapes and strawberries shown here)
a few toothpicks
a pacifier 
and a little bit of time to carve, chop, peel, and get creative.  

:-)



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wild Roses Growing Along The Fence


I went to visit my grandfather yesterday.
The flowers in my hand could not compete with what nature had already provided;
Wild roses growing along the fence,  just steps from where he rests.




Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lilac Time



Damp earth and sweetly scented garden flowers 
infuse every breeze that frolics through my open window. 

Its lilac time of year!






Friday, April 18, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanging On The Line


What are you wearing for Easter?
Something pretty in pink?  Maybe green or blue?




The darling outfits hanging on the line are only about 5-6 inches high
and are part of my vintage potholder collection.


(See more of my potholders here.)





Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happiness


It's International Happiness Day!
What's bringing big smiles to your little part of the world?

No, we don't actually have daffodils, yet.  (The picture is from last year.)
But a warm wind is blowing and pretty flowers will soon follow.




Sunday, March 16, 2014

Parade And Garden Of Daisies #2


We went to the St Paddy's warm-up parade yesterday to watch these talented kids:
The Irish dance school that my daughter danced with for many years.
The big St Pat's parade will be downtown tomorrow, but I'll be at work

As you know, I love Irish music and dance
and have taken a few ceili classes myself,  because it's so fun! 

A few weeks ago I gave you reason number one (of three) 
for naming my blog "Garden Of Daisies".
Well, here is reason number two: It's the name of a favorite traditional Irish set dance.
I'm including a video of that dance, found online.
Be sure to wear green tomorrow and enjoy watching Garden Of Daisies.


(You can watch them all, or just skip ahead to 7:55 for Garden of Daisies)