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Sunday, June 19, 2011

I Am My Father's Daughter

What you see above is waffles with raspberries on them.  The raspberries are unsweetened, tart and slightly perfumey.  I have always preferred raspberries to syrup on my waffles or "pannycakes" as my Dad used to call them.  He also preferred them that way.  My father has been gone almost 22 years.  I miss him terribly and think of him every day.  I regret the fact that lung cancer took him before he even had the chance to meet the man I married.  I hadn't even met my husband yet.  My children never knew him.  My oldest is named after him.  Every year when I plant flowers, I plant marigolds because he always favored them.  I think of him when I fish because that was something we always did together.  I see him in my boys from time to time and it makes me smile.  Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. 

Get ready to chuckle a little-I am still on the One Yard Wonders kick.  I made a sewing apron from it and I love it.  It is very helpful to have my tools all with me so I don't have to go back and forth.  I used the same fabric I used for my table top ironing board with the cats on it.  I have enjoyed every project I have made from that book because the instructions are easy to follow.  That sounds like a no-brainer but it is surprising the number of patterns that I have followed that were murky and led me to have to rip out seams and do something over.   How annoying is that?!

I know I mentioned in the last post how much I am enjoying gardening.   I hope you can tell from this picture that I have little sunflower angels that have solar sunflowers that light up.  It looks so cool at night.  I also have some little solar post lights in both gardens that come on at nightfall.  I have enjoyed adding little touches to the gardens that are almost like decorating.  I may be looking for another spot to put one of these perennial gardens in.  They are addictive! 

Every few posts I have to throw in another picture of Mickey.  She is my favorite photographic subject now that my boys are old enough to avoid my camera!  Doesn't she look comfy?  She has chosen our green chair as her most recent "spot" where she can usually be found sprawled out sleeping.  If you zoom in on this picture, please ignore the cat hair!  We vacuum the chair as much as we have time for.  Nobody else sits there so the hair doesn't transfer to people's clothes.

I hope everyone has a great week.  I am done with school for the summer Thursday.  I have several projects lined up.  Take care.   Nancy 



  1. Love your sewing apron - great idea to have everything at hand! And such a cute photo of Mickey!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. What a great story about your dad. I love fruit on my waffles, I will have to try them with raspberries! And your sewing apron is really cute, what a great idea. I have that book, I should really make that one!

  3. Love the idea of a sewing apron! Yours turned out cute! Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

  4. LOVE the idea of a sewing apron! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  5. That sewing apron is really cute.

  6. What a great idea to have a sewing apron! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites! XOXO!


  7. What a cute idea for an apron!!
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  8. I need a sewing apron! Well done!