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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Lamb Dinner ala Catherine
This is a special meal. Catherine grilled lamb leg yesterday. She made all the sides, too. It's easy to see the cottage cheese (a favorite of mine) and under it is fresh tomato slices. She grilled the potatoes that were tossed with garlic and rosemary (from my herb garden); the brussel sprouts were also grilled with garlic and spices.
Not pictured is the corn on the cob that we enjoyed. Watermelon was available for dessert, but we had so much dinner that we decided to slice it later.
Thank you, Catherine. It was delicious!
Saturday, June 29, 2019
With all of the rain we continue to see very interesting fungus forming on our property.
Friday, June 28, 2019
Passing Through Slooooowly
This fellow was slowly moving across my back porch.
Cute little guy....
Thursday, June 27, 2019
There were three large bananas sitting in the kitchen that were just screaming "banana bread" this morning.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
I've finished all 80 squares for the next Flower Garden Afghan Blanket.
In a few days, I'll be able to photograph this one and list it in the shop.
I truly enjoy making these. They are never boring as I work with all of the colors.
All the best,
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Summer Solstice Party - Sons of Norway
Last Saturday we enjoyed the Summer Solstice Pool Party that is an annual event of our Sons of Norway Lodge.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Catching Elusive Rays
Sunshine is so rare here that the girls immediately run out to catch rays whenever it appears even for a few minutes.
Starting at the top of the image are: Penny (age 14.5 years), Elsa (5.5 months), and Wendy (5 years.).
Such pretty girls!
Sunday, June 23, 2019
More Orchid Blossoms
More blossoms are opening on my resurrected orchid. This is the one that was brought home dead by my granddaughter more than three years ago. She thought the pot was pretty so bought it for the pot.
How do you like it now!
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Overcast Skies and Rain Continue
We still have overcast skies and rain here most of the time.
I snapped this picture a few days ago as we were crossing the Ohio River from Kentucky to Ohio after having lunch with friends from Louisville.
The Ohio River is still rising.... :(
Friday, June 21, 2019
When Elsa (right) first arrived here in March, Penny (left) ignored her as much as possible and kept looking at me as if to say, "When is she going back?"
Through three months she has been here, Elsa has worked hard to make friends with our other three dogs. She has finally gotten through to Penny who will allow Elsa to share her bed.
Elsa and Penny are 14 years apart in age and are Great Great Great Aunt and Niece.
It is so sweet to see them getting along well.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Trial Secretary and Her Assistant
Catherine sent me this picture via text last weekend when she was busy as Trial Secretary for the three day Agility Trial at our Queen City Dog Training Club. That's Wendy at her side making sure she does everything right while recording all the data for the dogs in competition.
What a team!
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Wednesday Dinner ala Catherine
Almost every Wednesday evening our son and grandson join us for dinner. Our son brings food every other week and we provide the food the other nights.
Last week daughter/auntie Catherine prepared a variety of goodies so that we all had something that we liked. Above is a soft taco...
There were several other dishes that my camera missed, but our forks didn't miss it!
It was all so good!
Thank you, Catherine!
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
What is that blue stuff?
Some blue stuff appeared over our back yard today! Oh, I remember, it's sky!
We've had so much rain that we almost forgot about blue sky.
That huge tree is in the back corner of our property.
Happy Spring. I hope you're getting just the right amount of rain - not too much, not too little.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Blond Beauty on the Lounge Chair
Here's Elsa on her patio lounge "chair" again. She's growing so fast and is so much bigger than the last time I took her picture here.
When fully grown, her lounge chair will still be quite comfy.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Happy Father's Day and My Honey's Most Recent Project
Happy Father's Day to all the great men out there!
Today's image is of the latest art created by the Dad who lives here. Kjell made this kinetic art featuring flying seagulls. It's hanging in our recreation room.
Click here to see it in motion. What an artist!
He's working on another to be available in the shop.
Happy Father's Day, Sweetheart!
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Patio Container Garden
Our tomato plant is producing beautiful fruits! We'll soon have yummy red ripe tomatoes from the vine on our patio.
Ah, yes, it is good to be retired and home!
Friday, June 14, 2019
Flag Day - United States of America
It's Flag Day in the USA.
Happy Flag Day!
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Current Project: Next Flower Afghan Blanket
This is eye candy for me. ;) I just love yarn (who'd have known?) and arranging colors for projects.
The last Flower Garden Afghan Blanket with a Garden Green Border sold recently so it's time to make another to put into the shop. This new blanket will have a similar color theme and grassy green border.
This color arrangement sells quickly so if you're interested in purchasing ($155), let me know and I'll prepare a reserved listing for you now before it's available to the public. Reserved listings require prepayment.
There are several other afghan blankets in a variety of sizes, styles, and prices in the shop ready to ship now. Click here and scroll down to take a look.
What are you making, baking, and growing today?
All the best,
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Grav Lax (Again!)
Kjell has been at it again making Grav Lax. It's raw salmon cured for three days in sugar, salt, cognac and flavored with dill and pepper.
I made the scrambled eggs and grav lax sauce. It was all served on sliced french bread.
Oh, my this was good!
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Isn't this darling!
Catherine and I attended a baby shower for the first GREAT grand child of a dear friend of ours. This precious vehicle is the brainchild and artistic product of the grandmother of the baby.
Monday, June 10, 2019
While sitting outsidewhile the dogs roamed their area of the back yard, this pretty fellow stopped by to say hello. I didn't zoom to show he's pretty close to us. The presence of the dogs didn't concern Mr. Red at all, but he didn't like the clicking sound of my camera.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Needlework and Wood Working Update - June, 2019
This gorgeous Indian Summer Large Afghan Blanket is a lovely gift for anyone on your list or for yourself! $155. The color of the year is Burnt Orange which is so beautifully represented here.
We have other Afghan Blankets available in a variety of sizes and colors, too. Click here and scroll down.
See the colors available here. Click and scroll down.
click here and scroll down.
Click and scroll down to see the many colors we have available to ship today.
Click and scroll down to see them all.
We hope you'll stop in our shop, EvensensProductions.com and take a look at all of the hand crafted in the USA items available to ship now. Gift wrap is available at checkout.
Thanks so much for your encouragement, favorites, likes, and purchases! You are sincerely appreciated.
All the best,
Original and Traditional Hand Crafted Designs
Original and Traditional Hand Crafted Designs
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