June 22, 2013

Hey, I Can Sew Buttons With One Hand!

Well, at least I can sew large buttons with one hand - albeit in a slow and painstaking manner.
This cotton sweater is perfect for the summer. It has 3/4 sleeves that slide easily over my cast. The only downside to the cardigan - big pink plastic buttons that did nothing to enhance the garment. Yesterday, we were in Mahone Bay and I stopped in at Have A Yarn. I will not be able to knit for a long time but I felt that a few minutes in that lovely shop would have a restorative effect on my spirits. I was right. And I found these lovely ceramic buttons. They make all the difference in the world to the look of the sweater.

And we picked up a new garden bench. Even a few years ago, I would not have entertained the thought of garden furniture made with resins and other synthetic materials. However, years of scraping, sanding, and reapplying paint to wood in a humid, rainy Maritime climate have changed my mind. This bench is very attractive and, ironically, it is more comfortable than the wooden ones! As the wooden Adirondack chairs crumble, they will be replaced with chairs from this line as well.

I like growing fresh herbs on the deck in the summer. It is easy to step out the door and take some clippings for supper and the aroma of the herbs wafts by in the summer breeze.
I always add a flowering plant to the herb pot. This calibrachoa provides colour to the pot of sage and Mojito Mint.


1 comment:

movita beaucoup said...

I can't believe you didn't build a garden bench with one hand.