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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Simple Sunday Pleasures ~

~ Happy Sunday Friends & Folk ~

I headed out early this morning to go shopping ~
in my GARDEN!

It's time to pick the ripe tomatoes…

is it just me, 
or do any of you LOVE the fresh smell of tomato leaves too?


low-acid yellow hybrid Beefsteak tomatoes


'Blue-boy' grape tomatoes




~ and ~

beautiful Roma plum tomatoes

~ also ~
 huge green peppers!




~ into my big pot they go…
to be stirred with my trusty-old wooden spoon ~




Oh my Stars the farmhouse smells heavenly!!
and don't worry, 
although I am cooking this homemade, garden-fresh sauce with all of the seeds for my family ~
I purchased a really good double-strainer for MY sauce!
 {{{{ no seeds for me }}}}


tomatoes, garlic, fresh onions, and fresh cilantro ~
homegrown basil & oregano too :)

here is Willie Nelson ~ standing in front of the herb garden…
{{{ he likes to drink rainwater from the small white iron birdbath on our patio }}}


caught ya Willie!

While the pot bubbles today I will be punching….

I am almost finished with this:
 I had room around the project 
so I drew up a few smaller designs for necklaces/pins ~

"use it up
wear it out
make it do
or do without"

~ such wise words to live by in such a disposable world we live in.




...do you not LOVE the colors of the Valdani pearl cottons in there?
such dimension and detail they lend to my work ~

** my 'Autumn from Notforgotten Farm' Valdani designer collection 
for these upcoming patterns is available in my Etsy shop ~

hey there little green-guy! ~
… he still needs his eyeballs ;)

I hope to be releasing the new Hallowe'en/Harvest designs this coming week ~
I am punching one more design for a total of three new cross stitch designs 
& three new punch needle designs for you ~
oh, almost forgot! we have two new thread wonders/floss holders coming too!
a Witch's Boot and a Tombstone!

I am also hoping to finish & offer another sliding needle box on Ebay this evening ~
We are so humbled at the response we've been getting for them !!!!
~ THANK YOU KINDLY ~
xoxoxoxoxoxox

Hoping you all have a peaceful & simple Sunday my friends!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

9 comments:

CraftyGurl said...

yes, nothing better than picking tomatoes and your arms coming out smelling so good :) I actually just pulled ALL my plants up today, it has been extremely hot and not enough water did not make for a good crop this year. But, oh well there is always next year.

Have a great Sunday!

marly said...

Sounds like you are feeling well! What beautiful varieties of tomatoes. We only have two - deer eaten and diseased.

Janet said...

Thank you so much for the great new freebie.... I love it....and also love your new header... Very nice :)

Janet said...

Thank you so much for the great new freebie.... I love it....and also love your new header... Very nice :)

Janet said...

Thank you so much for the great new freebie.... I love it....and also love your new header... Very nice :)

krayolakris said...

So glad you are "stirring" In more than one way! Yes I adore the smell of tomato plants/leaves. I found some handmade soap with that scent on etsy. Heavenly!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Tomatoes fresh prince off the vine. YUM!!!

averyclaire.org said...

Love fresh tomatoes and your sauce looks yummy. Glad you are feeling better.

Teresita said...

Lori, que creativa eres!!!!me encantan tus trabajos, veo más allá de cada puntada con el hijo que hagas. Te admiro, me encantaria saber esta técnica pero no lo sé hacer. Un abrazo!

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