Monday, July 14, 2014

Bug and Flowers

This bug was sitting on my Shepard's hook yesterday and I am not sure what it is.

My Star Gazer Lilies are in bloom.  I lost half of them over the winter and they were in a pot on my closed in porch.  That is how bad our winter was.

I think this is a Purple Cone Flower but I am not sure.  Terry gave them to me a long time ago.

Te Beatles are starting to eat my flowers so I guess I need to find something to get rid of them.

Sunday, July 13, 2014


I saw this pattern and had to try it.  I think his head might be just a little too big but he is cute.  What do you think?

You can see his smile in this picture.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Doll Quilts

Here are the last 6 doll quilts I finished for the Giving Doll.

I have a few more cut out ready to sew together.  This is a good program to donate to.

Monday, July 7, 2014

This and That

Newest kitten in the neighborhood.  Momma is on the other side of the fence but there is a hole right where the kitten is.

In bloom right now.

Sat. at Eric and Terri's.  They were just putting in the last of the stone pavers in their new patio.  His grill and smoker will sit on it.

First 3 grape tomatoes and boy were they good. Sorry for the blurry picture.  For some reason I could not get a clear picture of them.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July

I am wishing all who celebrate the 4th a safe and happy day.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tomatoes and Flowers

Here are pictures of how our tomatoes are doing.  Our Grape tomatoes are getting ripe.  There are lots of bunches of them on the plant.  In the background are our larger tomatoes.

These are our larger tomatoes.  Not getting ripe yet but growing well.

Flowers in bloom now.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Doll Quilts

Here are the 10 Giving Doll Quilts I made this month.

Some are for little boys and some are more for girls.  I really enjoy making them.  A friend gave me some kids prints so I have a variety of fabrics.  Click the picture for a better view.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Painting and Misc.

We painted the last of the dark gray shutters and trim around the property.  Here Dale is putting up the last of our shutters that have been painted.

He also painted the top of the birdhouse fences.

He made the wishing well look better with the gray paint too.

This is the south side of our mobile home.

This is his wood shop barn.  He did the trim but next we need to get the white painted.

My white Clematis is in bloom.

This Portulaca is growing well in this pot.

I found a silver wire plate stand and put my Ball jar spoon holder on it in front of the TV.  I love it there.  I do not use a spoon holder on my stove top and there is no counter beside it to put it on.  So the TV was a good place to display it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Silly Cat, Planting and Flowers

That silly yellow cat next door jumped into the now leaved out Trumpet Vine yesterday with just a little more trouble because he had no strong limbs to land on.

This is a Lilac bush I got from Eric and Terri for Mother's day.  I forgot to take a picture of it then and post it

We planted the Lilac and 3 Butterfly Bushes in this row where we had 3 Rose of Sharon already planted.  Some day it will be just 1 long bed but we are to get rain today and right now the humidity is very high and not good for either of us to be working in.

This is what is blooming now.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Color Change Is Coming

We decided we needed a color change on our mobile home shutters.  They have been country blue and then changed to a country green.  Now they are going to be Suede Gray.  Hubby made these many years ago.  We have 12 pair all together to paint.  Here is a before picture but not the other day when we took the first 6 pair down.  I forgot to take a before picture.

Here the shutters are all painted and drying.  I did the brush painting of all the edges and between the boards where the roller would not get.  One coat did a good job.

Dale (Hubby) is painting the trim by the porch roof.

Here he is painting the screen door to the porch.

They dried very quickly so several hours later they were put back on our home.  This is the north side and they look darker because they are in the shade.

Front view also in the shade.

This picture shows more of the true color because there was a little more sun on it.

Closer view of a shutter and this looks lighter for some reason.  

Only 6 more pair to take down and paint and get put back up.  But that will be another day.  We both had enough for one day.