Of Clowns and Purslane

Picture of clown

Ecch!  What happened to you?  I think I'm allergic to purslane.

Little dog sits on chair and writes in his diary.

Dear Diary, It would appear that purslane turns humans into clowns.  Perhaps a more aggressive program of weed eradication may have saved the children of Derry from being pulled into the sewers.

Dear Diary,

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…

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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.

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Memory quilt near window

close up of memory quilt

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.

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If you would like to have a quilt that I have made – this one perhaps? – I now have checkout at my website!

Madison House wall hanging sized quilt.

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.

 

 

16 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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