2. August Dough Bowl.
I was ready to get rid of the Red White and Blue and move on to late summer sunflowers. I really need to do some more stitching in this genre. I did add my black bird and my red bird.
3.Dinner with Friends
I picked up this bouquet of Sunflowers for only three dollars at Publix this week. I was entertaining some friends with a tomato pie dinner so I set the table in my Desert Rose dishes. I added the beautiful monogrammed napkins made by my friend, Sandy, who you know as a Home Ec Major.
In front of Barry's plate you will see his jar of honey that we gifted him from our harvest this week.
His lovely wife and my good friend, Sharon, brought me this cute Pioneer Woman cup/bowl. It is perfect for heating up things in the microwave. She wanted to wish us well on our trip to Pawhuska.
4.Vera Bradley Toiletries Bag
I was browsing in our local consignment shop, Better Than Before when I saw this brand new Vera Bradley hanging toiletries bag. This weill be perfect for travels to Grimmwood and other locales we plan to visit soon. I just love Vera Bradley products and this blue print is perfect for me in every way.
We harvested 14 pints of honey from our ten frames. We lost some honey as several of the frames held brood cells. Marvin did not put the Queen Excluder in this hive so she must have gotten into the top frames and laid some eggs where we wanted Honey. In hive number two, Marvin did add the excluder so we will see if we get better results. Some bee men do not like to use the excluder aa they say it damages the bees wings as they go up to work in the top frames. The queen bee is bigger than the worker bees so she cannot squeeze through the excluder hole, keeping her away from our honey frames. We had one frame that was just perfection. I wish had taken a picture of it. A thing of beauty.
As I said before we are learning as we go. I did save a lot of comb and I plan to render it down. I must purchase an old crock pot as I will not want to use it for anything else but rendering wax.I am hoping to be able to make some wax threaders for my stitchy friends I have also read that you can make candles and lots of beauty creams, glosses etc. Why you can even make furniture polish.
I am turning into a hippie in my old age!!