It's flitting to Michigan as I type! I had ample time for tatting since my daughter's work kept her busy during the day. But we had lovely mornings, evenings and week ends. I'm happy to report that I finished all my UFO's and am now moving on towards finishing my monkey!
I guess it has become the new UFO! Oh My! My block tatting, so far, has been improving and my third monkey leg (yes, I've restarted him 3 times! It's hard being an over achiever) is looking very good. At least this one ended up with the foot pointing the right direction!
Misfortune was my lot as I twisted my knee while traveling through Wickenburg, AZ and tore the miniscus in the knee (OWWWW) While it slowed me considerably, I'd brought my "in case" cane, so hobbled on to Sacramento. Two and a half weeks in bed, with my leg up; and, I was able to walk around the last of my vacation.
Butterflies love gardens.
Even city slickers ( and a former ranch gal) never outgrow their love for gardens and gardening. This is just a peek at ingenuity ~ tiny tomatoes, green onions, lettuce, Kentucky Wonder beans, squash, even a lemon tree...a month of great salads
There's a Leprechaun in the succulent garden... Donnacha discovered SILove's new "shoe" with a baby succulent ~ his favorites. Daughter loves violas, daises, and other fragile beauties.. This is where Leprechaun, and DH spent their summer vacation. Bev, unfortunately, was mostly in her lovely room, the trip did take its toll ~ but she was able to spend some time enjoying the beauty of the back yard and was treated to an amazing dining out experience on her Birthday followed by a visit to a Desserts Only shop! Yum. When you visit East Sacramento, be sure to drive over towards Fair Oaks to Scott's and dine! It's "way" beyond eating.
Next Time, Donnacha takes you on his travels to Big Bear, CA for the fourth of July! He'll report back after the fourth. So far he has escaped twice. Once at the Apple Shed eatery in Tehatchapi, CA; and once in East Sacramento. Ridgetatter's DH found him hiding in the foliage! Dom is a true escape artist and he hates being zipped into the net portion of the bag of many zippers; but, if Bev lets him peek out ~ he promptly escapes! At least now that Bev can walk fairly normal again, she'll be able to keep up with him! Leapin' Leprechauns.....