Tagged with summer

Summer of Rhubarb

Summer of Rhubarb

Before this summer, I had never cooked or made anything with rhubarb. Well, the plethora of rhubarb at my local farmer’s market each week changed that! I made strawberry rhubarb freezer jam, rhubarb crisp, and strawberry rhubarb pie (twice). It was a yummy month of July!

A Day at the River and a Redwork Bird

A Day at the River and a Redwork Bird

We have been trying to carve out as much family time as possible in these last rapidly fleeting days of summer. We took a trip recently to one of my favorite places, the Sacandaga River. When I was a kid, my parents would take me and my siblings camping here. It is such a beautiful … Continue reading

Summer Mug Rug

Summer Mug Rug

I recently did a summer themed mug rug swap. My recipient said she liked blue and green, so I went with those colors for my mug rug. I used organic cottons and did some hand embroidering and hand quilting. Here is one side: And here is the other: I think flowers and lady bugs scream … Continue reading

Summer Light

Summer Light

Many years ago, I came across this quote: Had I not been subject to darkness, I could not have seen the light. (Midrash) It has remained one of my favorites, reminding me that good and bad, light and dark, sadness and joy need each other to exist. Without sadness, we couldn’t experience joy. We wouldn’t … Continue reading

Crafting Connections: Giveaway Reminder!

Crafting Connections: Giveaway Reminder!

Final reminder to enter the giveaway for your own digital subscription for a year of Crafting Connections or a print copy of the Celebrate Summer issue! Click here for the post to enter the giveaway. Entries close tomorrow. Did I mention there is a recipe for homemade bubbles and a DIY bubble party in the … Continue reading

Lightning Bug Embroidery

Lightning Bug Embroidery

Here’s one of my previously scheduled posts for you, of a project I finished last week: I am participating in a summer themed embroidery swap. To me, lightning bugs say summer like nothing else. I have many fond childhood memories of chasing after twinkling fireflies in the summer twilight. I found this pattern that I … Continue reading

Summer Dreaming

Summer Dreaming

Aaah, June 1st. Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and it feels like summer is unofficially here. Which means it is time to start planning summer food, summer activities, and summer fun! First up, I signed up for the Happy Family Movement’s “Summer Bucket List” project. I found out about the Happy Family Movement … Continue reading