Monthly Archives: July 2015

“Sunshine & Posies” for Patience

Patience is all about summer sunshine and flowers, flowers everywhere.  Doesn’t she look all bright and happy and ready to make you smile?

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sunshine & posies 285Patience saw the shrug that I made for Talyssa and Gina; she suggested that I make her one as well to complete this ensemble.  Patience’s lace shrug is in buttercup yellow bamboo.  Yes, this is the discontinued yellow bamboo that I have a very limited supply of, but it worked perfectly with this dress.

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I love Patience in hats.  This one is crocheted with three strands of cotton in two different weights of thread.  The brim can be turned up, down, or a bit of both.  The band matches the dress.  I “free hand” crocheted (no pattern) the flower to coordinate with the shapes on the dress.  It is a cup shape and filled with yellow beads for the stamens and has a curly apple green stem.

sunshine & posies 422The elbow length shrug falls just above the ribbon bow in the back.

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For more information on Patience’s “Sunshine & Posies” ensemble, please visit my “Available for Sale” page on .

Happy Fourth of July

Wishing all of my readers in the U.S.A. a Happy Fourth of July.  We still have the fireworks to view when it gets dark, but July 4th, 2015 is just about over.  There are swarms of mosquitoes outsides, so we will stay in our cozy car (like a drive-in movie) and watch them that way.  No one feels like showering off the bug repellant late at night.

We live in a small town that still has an old-fashioned parade down the main street.  It is very quaint and reminiscent of days gone by.  This year I took lots of photos to share with you, so you can see what it is like in our town.

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This man took a picture of me taking a picture.  How funny!

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There’s our favorite DQ in the background!  No, we didn’t get any today.  I barely had breakfast before we headed out the door.

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I took this photo into a darkened store front and it captured what was behind me.

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These two Yorkies were beyond cute and did really well considering the noise.  We left our two dogs at home.  They don’t appreciate the noise at all.

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July 4th 401We see this tractor snake every year.  It circles around and around the street.

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Hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday.  We are off to find a spot for the fireworks.