Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Sunflowers, farmers market, and antiquing....and Beau!!

Beautiful Smithfield Virginia has a Farmers' Market on Saturdays. Travis and I enjoy going down, having breakfast at the Smithfield Gourmet Bakery (yum!) and getting wonderful local produce for
the week ahead.
In addition to wonderful veggies, one farmer offers cut flowers in take home vases (a canning jar) and individual sunflowers. The one pictured above caught my eye because of the enthusiastic leaves on
either side of the blossom. I plan to take photos each day as the bloom matures.
After breakfast, we went next door to my favorite shop in town (maybe the world) Wharf Hill Antiques. You may remember it's window from one of my virtual postcards. I found such treatures!
There was a box of "Woodpecker" Handweaving wool that was spun in Scotland, two spools of Columbia Cotton Crochet thread, and a bag of wooden spools! I just love looking at them.

I'm busy at work on more little bears and more crocheted outfits (hope you saw Emma in the show last weekend) and hope to be listing them on Etsy soon. I'll also soon have some ceramic buttons and pins and some greeting cards featuring my bears, cats, and flowers - some of my favorite things!
I think a thing of beauty looks good from all angles!!

And finally a "hello" to Beau - our newest clan member. Kim has adopted little Beau who proves to be a able playmate for Beaker and he's won all our hearts!
Beau is definitely a thing of beauty and gets into some pretty strange angles! What a cutie!


Lala said...

Welcome to little Beau! Our little Bilbo is on a walkabout and we miss him dearly, Love to all, Lauralee

Donna Griffin said...

Oh Dear! How worrying! Hope he's home safely soon!