It would appear that purslane turns humans into clowns. Perhaps a more aggressive program of weed eradication might have saved the children of Derry from being pulled into the sewers…
Purslane. (Not my image.)
An innocent afternoon of pulling weeds has left me with eyes itchy and swollen shut. This weed is still a mystery to me. It doesn’t flower, so pollen isn’t the problem. It seems that if it touches my skin, my face swells. I wear gloves to weed, but the coating on the gloves cracked, and I guess I got a dose of plant ichor.
For the next few days I had best not carry balloons lest the children of the neighborhood run in terror from me.
Speaking of quilts…
After my grandmother passed away, I asked for her nightgowns. I used them to make the hearts on a series of Memory Quilts that I shared with various family members.
If you would like to have a quilt that I have made – this one perhaps? – I now have checkout at my website!
This Madison House Quilt is 41″ square. It is made of three layers of 100% cotton with the quilting and binding done by hand. You can see more by clicking here.
Oh dear! I hope your reaction will be short-lived. I had a boyfriend once whose solution to weeds was a flame-thrower. Terrible idea in California, but effective!
Ha! That sounds so much like a guy! It reminds me of Dave Barry telling of a friend using rocket fuel to light his BBQ.
Fortunately the swelling only lasts around 3 days.
Mom doesn’t wear cosmetics, so now I know how to pretty her up before she goes out…rub a little purslane on her pillow! – Toby
My mommy actually has purslane in a flower pot. Yes it does get flowers. It’s in the succulent family. Iguessyou better not come and visit Toby, you might come home with purslane dust on your fur.
The stuff in our yard never gets flowers, but I can see how it would be a succulent. They are very fleshy.
Your poor mom can’t get a break Don’t let her fall into any drains.
Yes, she might scare the rats!
Oh my gosh, here I was asking for advice from you and did not realize you were an amazing quilter! Well, I feel honored now that you looked at my little project! Also, my sister is highly allergic to poison ivy, poison, oak, poison sumak – and I am not. She once trusted me to tell her if there was any in the area where the older kids were cutting down brush. After the swelling in her face and arms went down, I think she forgave me. She hasn’t mentioned it in a few years so I’m hoping!
Aw shucks, I am not an amazing quilter. I guess great minds like the same patterns, though!
I found out the hard way that pistachios are in the poison ivy family (as are cashews and mangos). At least you can steer your sister away from those. 😆
for some reason, I developed a peanut allergy a few years ago. My sister makes candy. When she hands me one and smiles that one little smile, I always wonder about that poison incident. 🙂
I do love hearts on a quilt. I did a Double Irish Chain for my BFF’s daughter and quilted hearts inside the blocks. I see a pattern here!
Oh no!! I guess you should always have an Epi-Pen on hand when you go visiting.
Wow, you are brave to do an Irish Chain! I’ve never tried one of those.
let me see if I can upload a picture – I’ve done a couple of Irish Chains, it’s one of my favorites
Aw, poor you! 😦
But, I must admit…what Toby wrote AND what you said about the balloons made me howl with laughter! 😀
Hope all is better by now!
And your quilts are beautiful! Love the nightgown-hearts! What a wonderful memory of your grandmother!
At least Toby has a sense on humor about my life!
Aw, thank you for the kind words on the quilts. I hope future generations of the family enjoy them too.
My kids (all over 35) have the homemade quilts and blankets people made for them when they were born. They have used them with their children. 🙂