Thursday, June 09, 2016

Things are Blooming

My Snake Plant is doing well and is blooming......  I am amazed everyday that some of my plants are still alive......  It is only recently that I could actually keep a plant alive.




I have re potted this plant one time and will not have to do it again for some time.


The Gardenia at the end of the ramp.......  This year it is covered with blossoms..........


Jean gave us an Easter Lily several years ago.  I put it outside after it stopped blooming and it has bloomed every year since.  It has been divided and now there are several in this flower bed.



Lots of grand things growing.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Judy at Patchwork Times hosts Design Wall Monday.    Be careful you will probably see something you have to make NOW...

My Scrap Basket is finally layered and I have begun quilting it.  I became tired of knitting so it was put aside for a few days.........

Picked up this and began the quilting.  I started at the bottom and I have completed up to the pen I clipped to the left side.





Moved the pillow a wee bit and got a picture of the birds on the front porch.


Saturday, June 04, 2016

The Porch

Last Saturday we took a road trip to the new Hobby Lobby in our area.

Donna and Terry went with us with the goal of purchasing yarn to make a few sweaters for little girls in our lives.......

We also purchased a few flowers for arrangements for the porch.


You can't see the container but it is a red metal container.......  Donna is so gifted in making these lovely arrangements.


 I saw some Japanese lanterns that brought back memories of my garden on the Cape.  They were a must.....
The little table came home with us too.......  




Light and airy......  Just like summer....



A few of the plants have been re-potted  but there more to be moved into new containers......


The Hydrangea from Georgina and Chuck........  That will go in the yard later this  
 year.


Furniture arranged for sitting and talking on summer evenings.




Roses from Sheila.  She grew them.  The red one is really a deep velvety red.

Now I know that I must have a rose garden and I know exactly where to place it.......


Now to the front porch......  The milk can was from an auction years ago.  Behind the pillow in the chair on the left is a nest with five wee sparrows........


Donna added a few silk geraniums to the ferns on the front porch......  I really must remember to water them more often.






An arrangement for the table on the back porch.  We also bought that table last Saturday.  I filled their car so Donna and I had to ride with that table between us on the way home.



Another arrangement for the coffee table......  Terry cut a board to repair the top.  Then it will be painted black......


I passed out the last of the Madelines......  Terry was going inside for something and Fleming asked him to take her hands and wash them since they had sugar on them from the Madelines.

Out he comes with paper towels.  One wet to wash and one to dry.  We sat and talked for about an hour and had a grand evening.....











Friday, June 03, 2016

On the Needles Friday


I saw this sweater HERE.  Judy was making it for her granddaughter.  You can find the link on her post.  I have to give Lem the computer in 5 minutes and need to finish this post first.

 Found the yarn at Hobby Lobby last Saturday and began.  Knitting time is now limited to an hour, maybe two each evening by which time my mind is mush.

Being me, I bought yarn for six sweaters as I know six little girls that could use a sweater.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

More Babies


More ducks hatched recently...........

This clutch has two Pekin ducks in the mix.  Here is a link with more Pekin duck information.  HERE



This close-up shows their orange beak as opposed to the dark beak of the Mallards.


Monday, May 30, 2016

New Family Additions

The setting ducks are starting to hatch..........

One nest full joined the world on Tuesday morning before we were up but on Wednesday we got to watch another nest full hatch.......

Mama is still on the nest below.



She would scoot back as the hatched. 


Until they all made it into the world.  The yellow seemed to fade within an hour and they took on the
duller colors of the Mallard.


Another nest hatched yesterday but I failed to get pictures in time.......  That nest had two bright yellow chicks that stayed bright yellow.  I will be watching for them because I wonder if they might be the offspring of the Pekin Duck we have in our flock.

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Bond and Kathy sent these flowers.....  I am still enjoying them............



This arrangement came from my Sunday school class.........


I am so blessed by the Lord with the family and friends He has provided for us.  Through this time of sorrow they have been holding us up in prayer, visiting, bring food and other things that would be needed.  They have offered us comfort and held our hand as we walked this path of sorrow.
Jean and Bill dropped everything and came from Midlothian.  

Look around today and regardless of your circumstances you will find that the Lord has given you a blessing.










Monday, May 23, 2016

My Beautiful Daughter


September 30, 1964 - May 20, 2016
She was my sunshine.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday Night

Full moon last night so I called Marilyn to sit on the porch with us.........




Lemuel came out and joined us........  I had gotten the hummingbird feeders hung and we watched them eat..........

Finished a small quilt......  It is 11x9....... If I get to Happy's one day I will look for a frame for it.


Saturday, May 21, 2016


The garden is a pleasure to see when I am working in the kitchen.  Sheila has outdone herself with this project. 


The quilting has been started on My Scrap Basket so now to get up to date on Circa 2016.  This is where I had stopped........  Kept looking at it on the design board.  Something just wasn't right... 
Can you see the problem?

Bottom right........  block turned wrong........
Three up from bottom left....  block turned wrong........
You know what that means....


Before I can sew more blocks I must dance a waltz or two with Sir Seam Ripper.....


Friday, May 20, 2016

My Scrap Basket


Choice was made and the last two borders are on.......  Now to layer, quilt, and bind......  Maybe later today but first my obligations must be met.



The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10