28 September 2011

the chartreuse sparrow.....

as the sun sets

and the sparrow roosts in the curve of an 0

sing out...

...if you need a cocktail

Jan's pouring!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

25 September 2011

Bocce Mafia

the last weekend of September means…

Little Italy Days in Bloomfield

while tunes of Radio Italia play in the background...

Bocce is serious business

And oh my…
the aroma of Italian food is divine

Do you know how hard it is to take
photos while eating a cannoli???

L b.

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

21 September 2011

Hidden in Hydrangeas

George: Mary... [picks up Mary's robe, which is lying
on the ground] Okay, I give up. Where are you?


Mary: Over here in the hydrangea bushes.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed


it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

18 September 2011

arrrgh...talk like a pirate day.....

September 19th...every year

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

St. Augustine FL 2011

the point of the holiday…

from the post... arrgh defined

there is no point!
silliness is the holiday’s best selling point

originating in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers
aka Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket

from the post...step into.....

The day gained notoriety when Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist Dave Barry
published a Sept. 8, 2002 column about the
fun, and great potential for such a holiday.

need help generating your own pirate name…
try the iTunes app a.k.a.

a.k.a. dubbed me Jolly Swordfish

arrrgh, what be your pirate name?

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

14 September 2011

aging bikers.....


a profiled wheel with teeth that mesh with a chain

commonly found in bicycles


Hartwood Acres Ageless Mountain Bikers Association

They’ve packed their sprockets and gears...
and flown to England for some

HAAMBA-sprocketed-logo designed as the host gift for the
estate where they will park their aging gears

your sprockets in gear?

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

11 September 2011

Royal Leeks.....

mysteriously mixed in with my pocket
change of quarters and dimes...

was a British pound

bearing the symbol of a leek in a coronet

one of the symbols of Wales

edge inscription: PLEIDIOL WYF I'M GWLAD

"True am I to my country"

makes you think twice before
chopping some royal leeks up for soup...

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

08 September 2011


I have driven by this sign a gazillion times
and it always makes me do a double take

free dirt

free graveyard dirt!

For my garden?
...gives new meaning to pushing up daisies

Free graveyard dirt…

redefines skullduggery, doesn’t it?

I’ll go back soon and pay my respects to this
and say thanks for a bit of skullduggery.

 you been up to any skullduggery lately?

06 September 2011

maple syrup and waffles.....

the color grades of maple syrup through the sap run

pure maple syrup so fresh, the bottles were still warm

Paul Bunyan’s Pure Maple Syrup is produced by the Enos family in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands

30 to 40 gallons of sap = one gallon of Pure Maple Syrup

Pure Maple Syrup can be stored
in the freezer as it will not freeze

our bottle never made it to the freezer…..

waffles or pancakes? waffles or pancakes?

M.  E.

Molly Enos, owner
Watch for Molly on the Today Show this fall!

waffles or pancakes for you?

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

03 September 2011

then and now.....




thread and ink

thread: perspective
ink: Perspective Drawing of Men, 1866
        via Karen at The Graphics Fairy

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!