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August 23, 2012

CASology #7 ~ GREEN!

Welcome, friends, to whatever day this is!  I haven't a clue!
I've been as busy as a beaver after a windstorm.  A bee after honey.  A fly in a barnyard.  A babysitter hearing the parents' car pull into the driver.
Oh what fun it was to laugh and sing with Myrtha Sue!  Highlights below.  First, I want to share my card for this week's CASology challenge, which is simply:
How free can you be?!  So many options are available, so many great design team inspirations, and so many wonderful entries so far.  Come and play, hey?
My thought (notice it's singular, we don't want to put too much pressure on that remaining cell), when I thought of green, was frog.  Of course.  Thinking, howsoever, that there might be lots of other frogs, I went with a lovely green pear:

Thanks, ladies, that was fun.  I may play again in this one. 

*Edit:  I just looked at the entries again after posting and see that now there is one other pear (beautifully done), but NO frogs!  LOL!  I had that wrong!


I imagine some of you thought me and my friend might just be lie-abouts as we partayed, but you would be wrong!
Myrtha is the baker of the two of us, able to toss entire pie crusts into the pan without so much as dirtying a measuring implement.  Mm-mmm, one of those! 
She thinks I just so happened to have a box of peaches that didn't taste very good, nor were very juicy, simply eaten out of hand, and that I just so happened to have a pint of blueberries doing nothing in the fridge, and so, "Gee, M, dya suppose you could whip us up a cobble?" 
"Why sure," said she, limping as she climbed down off her bar stool.  "But I think, Dough-Dough Bird," she added, "that you meant to say cobbler."
Here she is rocking one of my aprons, which, yes, that's right, are only holiday-themed.

She's a little living baking angel.  Wait until the Mister finds out he missed out on this!


Well, then it was time for lunch so off we went to one of the local wineries. 

Look closely at Myrtha's eyeballs.  Check out how she's checking out to make sure that I didn't get more wine in my flight, then she got in hers.  I can't take her anywhere.


After that, naturally, off we went to the local department store for make-overs.  Honey, those young girls earned their commissions today, but we came out of there HOT!

And that's the end of the Ethel Mae and Myrtha Sue adventures for this visit.  You'll have to use your imaginations from here on.  We're not in jail this time, and that's all that matters.
In Garden News, we went out to pick tomatoes for her to take to brother, and we saw this amazing web.  It's hard to tell, but that structure is HUGE!

And where, pray tell, was the web builder?  We found him in dogged pursuit of the missus:

Later, he was back on his throne.  I love how the photo background came out looking like stained glass. 
Now you know why I wear a shower cap when I go out there and pick tomatoes!!
Last, but certainly not least, it is my pleasure to welcome Bobby of Bits and Pieces as a new follower!  Thank you, Bobby!  We are happy to have you and we'll come and visit you, too!
Enjoy your evening!  The weekend is almost upon us.  I may be helping out the kids at their house for a time, but if I do, I'll be thumbsily trying to keep up with you on my laptop   As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.   Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!
Paper:  PTI white
Stamps:  SU pear, unknown set,
  sentiment unknown tiny stamp
Ink:  PTI pinefeather and Prisma


Deanna said...

Pearfect Card! Sorry I couldn't resist. This is really beautiful coloring~Great pics of your time with Myrtha.
I will have to remember the shower cap idea when I go and pick raspberries this week. Have a lovely weekend:)

Bonnie said...

I just saw that we're neighbors at the CASology challenge this week. Howdy neighbor! Who wudda thought that pears would outnumber frogs on this one! Your pear stands out though. It's a beauty and lucky not to have been put in the cobbler! Myrtha Sue has a beautiful smile to match yours. I'm sure you had the place rockin'. The spider photos are awesome. I love those huge webs that they only seem to build in the Fall. I hate running into them though. Kinda creepy when that happens and you don't see the spider. That last photo is a winner! It does look like stained glass behind spun glass.

Ardyth said...

Not in jail THIS TIME??? Sounds like a story! Love your green pear, even if it's the second one (have you ever seen what Susan R (Lateblossom) thinks of pears? You should search it on her site and then you'll never look at a pear the same way again! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week. Looking forward to your OLW card......

Bobby said...

Well, land o goshen. Imagine my surprise seeing my name mentioned on your wonderfully worded blog. I hope you do come visit. I'm not nearly as entertaining as you are but I'm trying.

Tracey McNeely said...

Your card is pearfectly lovely Darnell, love that image and I love your photos and that yummy looking pie. Looks like the ladies had a great day out! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASolgy!

Marybeth said...

First you both look gorgeous! I love your post. I try to write as little as possible ,to avoid many mistakes. Ok , I love your lone pear card! Beautiful. funny no frogs. TFS Darnell .

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, where to start? Love your pear card, just lovely. What a great job coloring. Cobbler? Can I have some? You and girlfriend are looking quite fine, I may add. Looks like you are having a wonderful time!

Mynn xx said...

Such a beautiful card! The coloring and shading are amazing! Stunning--seriously! :)

shirley-bee said...

You two look like you've had a fun few days - especially in that winery! Like Ardyth, I can't look at a pear stamp now without thinking of Susan R, but I love your card anyway, it's very CAS.

kingstonmama said...

Your pear card is lovely. Beautiful coloring. Great photos and a fun post. Looks like you've been having fun! :) Ann

Di said...

Love the pear card Darnell, it's beautifully made. And what fun times with your friend - super photos, apart from the spider. Am typing this hiding under the bed - what? There could also be spiders under here too? I'm off!!

=} =} =} Those are little puffs of smoke - use your imagination perlease :) Hugs, Di xx

Jessi Fogan said...

I love your pear! And it makes me smile, because Susan has 'wrecked' pears for me too, lol :) Simply gorgeous!
Glad you managed to stay out of jail this time - where would I get my giggles if you were indisposed? I don't suppose they let you do a blog post (requesting bail, natch) in lieu of a phone call these days?

Jessi Fogan said...

I love your pear! And it makes me smile, because Susan has 'wrecked' pears for me too, lol :) Simply gorgeous!
Glad you managed to stay out of jail this time - where would I get my giggles if you were indisposed? I don't suppose they let you do a blog post (requesting bail, natch) in lieu of a phone call these days?

Redanne said...

I do so love reading your posts Darnell! Your card is beautiful. All I can think of now is you,in your garden, picking tomatoes, with a shower cap on your head... and also wondering what on earth you and Myrtha did in the past to even come close to going to jail - the mind boggles........Crafty hugs, Anne x

Sally said...

A perfect CAS design with a beautifully stamped image. I did have a chuckle reading your post Darnell, you do get up to some mischief don't you? Fab pics of you & your friend, also of the spider & his web.
Sally x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Goodmorning ! Your posts make me smile :) Love your CAS card, beautifully colored. You ladies look beautiful and obviously having so much fun, I'm still smiling. Enjoy ! Shirleyx

The-crafty-corner said...

Hello there-Just wanted to say what a eautiful card you have created,and what a fabby Blog.I have just spent a very pleasant half an hour reading through your past posts-lovely mix of life and craft :) x

Unknown said...

If I ever stop laughing I will come back and comment on your great pair........oops, sorry reckon that should be PEAR!!! lol


Karen x

Carole said...

Don't you know I agee with all the comments,about the great pear card,your lovely selves smiling and enjoying life. It's all good they like to read what you write.

Rosemary said...

your pear is absolutely perfect darnell! looks like you had a lovely day with your friend and the cobbler looks yummy!! thank yo for playing along with CASology each week... i love seeing where the cue word takes you!!

Patrice said...

Great use of the cue - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


Kim S said...

I, for one, am thrilled that you are not in jail (this time)!!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful pear, but I really wanted to hear more about your jail visit that you hinted about, LOL. You are just a hoot and as always, I look forward to reading your stories.

Melissa said...

Your little pear makes me smile (just like the sentiment says I should)! A pair of pears in the CASology gallery...we don't mind at all! :)

You girl adventures seem to be rather fun. I mean, a cobble (a.k.a. cobbler), plenty of wine, and a makeover! I'm turning *GREEN* with envy!!

Love your spider/web pictures! Fantastic!

Thanks for joining us at CASology again!! :)

scrappymo! said...

You are both looking lovely and relaxed after your fun outing.

The cobbler looks yummy indeed.

I hate spiders but must admit the photo of the one in the web does look like stained glass behind...Did I mention I hate spiders...they always bite me:(

Anonymous said...

You are one crazy women ! Lovely to see a photo of you. You made a great team you and your gorgeous pie maker. Love the card, love piccies, love the post and definitely want more info on the " no jail this time " scenario. Love how your friend is eying up the wine seriously funny !

Take care and just to let you know you have brightened my day no end.


Jenni's Jems said...

Your pear is 'pearfection' and looks good enough to eat! and enjoyed reading your blog as usual but you have whetted my appetite for the rest of the story about the jail??? hee he x

Victoria said...

What a fabulous friend and it looks like a terrific time was had by you both. The cobbler looks simply delicious! Lovely pear card too - everything in perfect balance.

Jean said...

LOVE your pear image ~ glad you had a lovely visit with your friend, Myrtha ~ the cobbler looks delicious, as does the wine!

Susan Raihala said...

Well, if you're not in jail, sounds like missed opportunities to me.

And a pear. Seriously? With the word "smile" next to it? I'm fallin' off my chair laughing. But that's just me because I have that pear issue. The card is perfect and oh so clean and simply beautiful!