29 June 2009

Get Your Hands Dirty

First, we stained our fingers and shorts and tongues
handful of strawberries
while picking four quarts of strawberries.
girl in strawberry field

Then, we got our fingers dirty with the blue fabric paint while
stenciling with fabric paint
stenciling the girl's name on towels
towel stenciled with name
to take to day camp.
first day of camp
Ah, summer. Wet towels, ripe berries. What more could one want?

17 comments:

Sweet Familiar said...

I love the stenciling idea. (And I'm going to steal it.)

And I really dig the girlie's strawberry picking ensemble. The girl is stylish.

kathy a. said...

projects, camp, and berries, oh my!

The LIbrary Lady said...

I have not had much luck with growing berries in recent years and we missed the berry picking this year--too much rain. Luckily we have the farmer's market and Wegmans had real, farm berries this week. The girls have already demolished one quart.

Are your berries sweet enough for eating? We've often found the pick your own berry varieties make good jam/cooking berries, but aren't much for eating.

de said...

she looks enthused.

Aunt Becky said...

I am dying over the look on your daughter's face. It looks EXACTLY like a shot I have of me at that age.

Life As I Know It said...

mmmm, I love fresh berries in the summer!

phd in yogurtry said...

Ooh yum. Fresh picked berries. We intended to go black berry picking but missed the window (month of May or early June, latest). Boogers.

Ree said...

Looks like the perfect way to get fingers dirty.

mayberry said...

LOVE the look on her face. So excellent.

Gwen said...

That stencil idea is cool. I need to do that. That picture of your daughter in the strawberry patch is so sweet. You always get such cool shots.

flutter said...

glorious, truly

Coffee with Cathy said...

Love the adorably timeless shot in the strawberry fields -- I think you could fiddle with it a bit and make it seem vintage. Looks exactly like a pic of my mother from the 1940s! Thanks for sharing and connecting with such wonderful memories.

Debbie said...

We've been having some purple hands from blackberries. Yum!

meno said...

MMm. Fresh strawberries, blue paint and white towels.

Just in time for the 4th.

Mental P Mama said...

Tis the stuff of sweet, sweet memories;)

Woman in a Window said...

What else could I want? A mailbox at the end of the lane, that's what I could want.

Now, where are our strawberries?

Kyla said...

I'd like some cooler weather, but I don't think I'm going to be getting that any time soon!