Saturday, September 24, 2016


The first thing I did after our trip to the Atlantic Ocean
was dig out my recipe for clam chowder...
Mr. b isn't as big a fan of fish
(or as I call it the finer things in life)
 but he will have to bear with me
 for a few weeks at least.
~b is for boat

Friday, September 23, 2016

We are back...

 We enjoyed the last Eight days
 in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire!
If you are thinking it was all about the local fare...
you could be right!
Blueberries and lobster in Maine...
pancakes with local maple syrup in Vermont...
crab cakes, shrimp rolls, lobster bisque, lobster rolls, lobster pizza, blueberry ice cream,
clam chowder...on and on.
And of course there was cake by the ocean.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

For Lynne...
...a Saturday critter.
Silly deers...
always running away from us
when all we want to do is admire them greatly.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

autumn sights

Came across the kit for this star
 in my sewing room the other day...
so I just sat down and put it together.
Don't you just love surprises?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dakota Man hard at it again...

...two new designs on flour sack towels.
~b is for bakery

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Sally was looking for her toys.
She could not find the cars or the boats or the dolls.
She looked everywhere in the room.
She looked under things, and she looked behind things.
"Come, Bella," said Delainee.
"I want to go for a walk.
We will walk and walk."
Away went Delainee, and away went her black puppy.
They walked, and they walked, and they walked.
~b is for book

Monday, September 5, 2016

back to school

By now all the kiddies should be back in their desks...
or will be tomorrow.
I just had to make pencil pouches
out of these fun Japanese prints for the occasion.
I may have to find more of the typewriter it!
Birdie of course could care less
that one of the prints is of cats.
~b is for Birdie and boring