Friday, July 25, 2014

Project Completed for Relaxing in the Back Yard

A Pinterest Board for Yellow Striped Cushions for chaises longue in the backyard can now be recycled for using up the last 4 yards of Yellow Chintz. My cushions are done.

An assortment of light summer reading: Book of Short Stories, French Primer, a favorite Garden Book, a couple of autobiographies (Ram Dass, and Lauren Bacall's first autobiography. All are fine for dipping into without having to finish the whole book. Fish Bookends are Florida souvenirs from 60 years ago.

The View: Corn crop finished except for field drying and peanuts are growing.
Lawn at different heights = Tara Turf.  Note more Fish at right.

Fish Sticks

Ceramic Fish swim through pots of summering Amaryllis.

Water comes from a well -- pitcher and glasses, not bottles.

The cushions are for comfort and utility, not to impress. They're light enough to toss into the washer, the batting was once a polyester mattress pad. Short pieces of elastic hold the top end in place. Plastic lounges are hot to sit on. 

Detail on the back of a pillow cover made from an Hawaiian
Shirt that hung in the closet for a long time, waiting.
The other cushion has real ocean pearl buttons.

I finished my morning coffee out there.

Hat and gloves are to remind.... Wear a hat in the sun, 
gloves for work. Drink plenty of water, rest frequently.

Have a great summer.


  1. What a very comfortable looking spot to sit. Love your fish sticks!

  2. You're all set! You've got me wondering about new uses for all those Hawaiian shirts my husband never wears...

  3. How relaxing and refreshing it all looks. Very nice.

    Happy Summer ~ FlowerLady

  4. That is quite the nice place to relax. The fish are a cute surprise. Enjoy!

  5. I am glad to hear you actually use this lovely spot! Love the cushions and the toss pillows.

    Well water is the best!

    Beautiful new header picture.


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