Monday, August 19, 2013

LoveLy Letter L

 My laborer catching up on the shed construction with new lumber...in the languid sunhine.
 My little lemon tree without lemons.
 Bill's Loquat tree.  It will have fruit in the Spring.
 The lattice we built for the bougainvillea that gets frozen back every winter and struggles the rest of the year!
 Here is the lye I use for making soap and the label I make for the finished bars.  See the lather on the soap ball?  I make these from the scraps of each batch.
 Legumes are best raw!  The south is known for its boiled peanuts-yuck!  Who would ruin a good peanut when you can eat them raw?!  We buy them by the pound from side-of-the-road vendors.
 Lace!  This is my grandest work so far-a 60" circular shawl that is from a doily pattern.
A lead fishing weight I found on the beach-it weighs 4 ounces.

9 comments:

  1. Great job! Your lace is lovely! What a talented knitter you are! Have a wonderful week!

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  2. boiled peanuts? urghs... I prefer them roasted, though the normal kind on sale here (strictly a halloween thing)is just dried - which means the red skin doesn't come off:( but I love your lace - and the shape the new shed's come to... looks a bit like ours, minus the stone wall on one side:)

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  3. Lovely!

    Was the picture of Dad before or after his Ladder Left fell off the Ledge?!

    When did you make the lace shawl -- it doesn't look familiar to me?!

    (...and now I am craving raw peanuts but we can only get them "bowled" around here!)

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  4. Grrr, a typo...but I can't bear to delete and retype my comment, so I'm leaving it! That's what I get for trying to be clever past my bedtime. :)

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  5. Your knitting is amazing!!!! I look forward to your letters every week and can't wait to see what you've got for with "M". The lace is beautiful.

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  6. I, too, am in awe of your lace! lemons and loquats and a lattice for the buganvilla? Woohoo!

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  7. Good job on the "L"! I enjoy seeing what you've done with the photo challenge. Too much fun!

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  8. A very clever post says Lynne!

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  9. Need to get some peanuts. I loved eating them as a child. Never think about buying them to roast. Love them hot out of the oven.
    And that shawl is gorgeous. It looks like a Herbert Neibling pattern.

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