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My Happy Nursery


Herbal-Dyed Fabric





Coming Soon!


Expected: December :: Beach Mod by Monaluna

Expected: October :: Handloom Shirting


Expected: November :: Marine by Dan Stiles



baby quilt, originally uploaded by Melanie O.

Fall color week on elsie marley


Burnt Sienna

Fall color week on Elsie Marley. Pretty sure there's some Burnt Sienna in all the reddish-brownish-orangey goodness of this flower.

French Marigold


Brick Red

Brick Red for Fall Color Week on Elsie Marley. This is a Doily Stretcher I picked up for $3 at a garage sale in Shawano, Wisconsin. I have no idea how it was used, but I love it's graphic beauty.

Pinabord Doily Stretcher


Odd Fall Blooms

Not what I usually see in the garden in mid-September:

A single orange rose. I bought this vine in May and didn't expect any blooms this year. And the package said pink. However, orange is my favorite color (okay, tied with green) so I love it. Except it's in the "cool" garden with purples, blues and pinks. I do love contrast, though ...

Unknown purple flowers growing in the lawn. I think they're wild geraniums. Pleasant surprise because I usually only see flowers in the lawn in spring (other than dandelions, of course)

Pincushions, usually only seen in spring.

Forget-me-nots, planted in the vegetable garden two years ago, keep popping up.

Jalapeño plant appears to want to provide one more harvest - let's hope the frost stays away long enough!

Could it be ... sunflowers!?! In mid-September? Oh, I hope, I hope they bloom before it gets too cold!!


Late Summer Garden

Tomatos, Tomatillos, Jalapenos, oh my!

And, I'm back! I hope to come back to this space a couple times a week now that I have my other blog moving along nicely.

Late summer harvest from the garden - gazillions of tomatoes this year (yay!!), tomatillos (which grow like weeds in my yard and garden) and jalapeños. Will be making salsa shortly. And bruschetta (with store-bought basil, as both garden shops I went to were sold out by the time I planted last spring).

Ladybug in kid-made habitat

Ladybug found in garden and put in an unenclosed "kid-made" habitat. Ladybug has since moved on to other habitats :)

Pumpkin, still maturing

Growing pumpkin.

White pumpkin, still maturing

White pumpkin! Still growing. We picked a white pumpkin from a pumpkin farm and saved the seeds. We planted the seeds in spring and here we have our first home-grown white pumpkin! Didn't work with the blue Belgian pumpkin, but there's always next year!