Saturday, July 29, 2006


Reading Blogs has become part of my daily routine. I have a very long list of blogs bookmarked. Time doesn't allow me to read all of them every day but I check in on all of them sometime during the week.

I've added more of my favorite blogs to my list here. Please check them out if you have a chance. Reading blogs reminds me of visiting with a good friend and sipping a glass of ice tea on the front porch while they tell me about their day. Actually that is very true because I've become friends with many of the bloggers on the list.

I can only hope that this blog makes my readers feel the same way...I just wish I was a better writer. That was one of my objectives when I started Iris Cabin.

I invite you to get yourself a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and take some time to visit some of my friends and fellow bloggers.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Originally uploaded by Iris Susan.

I have had such a difficult time finishing this heart...I've been working on it for 4 weeks. I love the way it turned out and I tried out some new stitches...cast-on, Fargo roses and the scrunched ribbon. It looks like I need more practice on the cast-on don't lay flat like others I've seen. I'm really pleased with the Fargo roses...they never turned out right before when I've tried them. The spider web roses are done with two ribbons a 7mm and 4mm threaded together. I really like the effect! Larger photo here.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Yes I'm still here

Life has gotten in the way of play lately....but I did want to share some pics. We are having rain here in the valley and things are growing like crazy. My garden is doing great! I've picked cucumbers and a zucchini, the tomatoes are loaded but none have turned yet. The pumpkin patch is taking over...they are the little pie pumpkins. I love to freeze my own pumpkin for pies and a dear friend does too but she doesn't have a garden yet so I'm hoping she takes some of these of my hands.

I put hay in between the rows to keep the weeds down and to conserve moisture. It works great I seldom need to water even when it hasn't rained for a couple of weeks.

This sunflower came up in a very small flower box on the back porch. It must have come from the bird feeder...not sure how it got there but it's done very well. I set the box next to the porch post for support...the flower is very tall and rather top heavy for the box it's in.

I love hydrangeas....I have two and this one is blooming like crazy. The flower heads are huge!