Monday, July 5, 2010

Hope you had a happy 4th of July!

Thank you to all those who have sacrificed to make our country free! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely 4th.

We managed to get a lot done this weekend, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends as well.

I have a few projects to share with you. But first I want to share pics of our first batch of dill pickles for the season (37 quarts so far, most of the jars pictured are 2 quart jars)~

Here is a pic of our garden from a week ago, it has grown a LOT since then (I'll post pics again next week) ~

We shared lettuce, cucs, broccoli, and radishes from our garden and made a salad that fed about 125 people last week. Our church has a Tuesday evening program that prepares dinner for inner city residents and has a service for anyone interested in attending. We will be sharing lots more produce with them this summer! :) I am thinking green beans, garlic, and bacon will be one of the next dishes we share.

It is kit reveal time at Citrus Tree Studio, and boy oh boy do I ever love the kit this month. I worked with the gorgeous Port Townsend kit (Cindy offers 2 kits monthly, you can choose one or both). Here are some of my creations so far ~

and a card too ~

I will have a blog post on the Bind-It-All blog sometime this month on creating four 6 x 6 minis out of six pieces of double sided pattern paper and some white cardstock, so keep your eyes peeled. One of the minis was the little mini I did for Sophie's little sweet baby Sage. :) I used the Lovely Collection by Lily Bee for all 4 mini albums. If you haven't checked out the Lily Bee products yet, you should. They are beautiful!

I also created a few quick money holder bitsy albums ~

I also made another bitsy mini, (I am trying to stock up on some stocking stuffers as well as use some for open houses we have to attend) ~

That is about it for this week, but I will have another project to share next week. Have a fabulous week! Happy creating ~ Pam


Scrappy Nan said...

that's a lot of pickles, girlie! i had no idea you had a pickle biz ;)

Danielle said...

WOW!! Your garden is amazing!! And you grow wonderful things for people. You are a wonder!
Your work is awesome, as it always is!!

I wrote a blog post recently about my mini book obsession. It really can be a sickness!!!

Hope your month is awesome!!

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!