Thursday, April 30, 2009

Still Here

I am still here just not getting much done. I just got the block #5 from Willowberry Designs. I hope to start on it soon. I have all the other blocks stitched but I have not decided on the borders yet. It is hard when you do not know all the designs in the quilt.

It was a cloudy damp day and I just could not get much done. Maybe my ambition will come back soon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Flower Beds

This is a Bleeding heart that came up through the compost pile. It was a flower bed before it was a compost pile and I guess we did not get all the Bleeding Heart dug out. I love it here because it makes the pile look better.

This is my front flower bed out by the sidewalk. The Creeping Phlox are really doing well this year.

This is the side of the same flower bed.

This is my long bed by the sidewalk coming down to our house. My Blue Forget-me-nots are really doing well this year too. I painted the slate sign a few years ago and the bird bath.

Flowering Plum Tree

This is a tree my landlord planted when it was very small. It sure has grown over the years and is so beautiful when it is in full bloom.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Bird

I saw this bird at my bird bath this morning. I think from my daughters bird book it is a kind of Myrtle Warbler. Maybe a Yellow Rumped. I have never seen one around here before. If you know for sure what it is I would like to know.

Corner Bookmark

I crocheted this for a friend for her birthday. I thought it came out very well. I never made this kind of bookmark before.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Give Away Arrived

Look what arrived in todays mail. My give away from Arlette at Polka Dot Pineapple. I won the Water Handbag with the cute Sweetheart Suzy Pin on it.

She also included a couple of LolliPops made from Yo Yo's, I just love them. A Jewerly Tote with cute little pockets inside. That will be very useful. And last of all some delicious Chocolates, and they are very good.

I really want to thank her for all the great things she sent me as a winner. I never, ever win anything and I was so pleased to win this. I will use it and think of you all the time Arlette.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Large Doily

This is a doily that I made for my cousin many years ago. It is over 50 inches wide. I was visiting her today and ask where it was. She had just washed it because her hubby had spilled something on it. She had had it on a round table between their chairs before. This picture is taken on her living room floor. The plat covers the red stain that would not come out when she washed it. I sure am going to get on his case the next time I see him because he is always giving me a hard time.

More Spring Flowers

These are some of the flowers that are in bloom right now. I love spring because I see life coming back after the long winter.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Friend's Work

This is a doily a friend made with #30 crochet thread I gave her. I think she did a very good job. She said it was very challenging but she loves the end product.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stitchings Done

This is my Gail Pan BOM for April. I still need to add the borders.

This is my Verabdah Views from Willowberry Designs BOM for April. I have not decided what fabric to use on these blocks yet.

Tinker Bell Box

This is a box I am giving my Granddaughter for her Birthday. She has the Fairies decorating her room. I did the stitching and then sewed lace around it. I glued it down to the box top and added a button to cover the ends of the lace.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Donated Hair

Please go to my daughter Terry's to see how my Granddaughter Emily has really made me proud again.

More Spring Flowers and Robins Eggs

I was outside with my camera and found these new blooms.

The Robin's nest that my grandson took a picture of last week now has 3 eggs in it. Hubby had to climb a ladder and the last part of the tower where the nest is built aginist our mobile home to get this picture. Momma Robin flew off the nest and scared him.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Great Grandchild To Be

My daughter Terry beat me to posting this because I was having computer problems and there was the 2nd death in the family I had to cope with. This is the ultrasound of my future great grandchild. It is due on July 20th. We do not know what it will be yet but I am very excited. Although I do not feel old enough to be a great grandmother yet.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pictures Taken By My Grandkids

These are pictures my grandkids took the Thur. before Easter. The first 2 Emily took. This is a concrete bear reading a book which has been somewhere in my flowerbeds for many years.

This picture she took from inside looking through my window at the birdbath.
These 2 my grandson Brian took when he climbed the tower on the side of our mobile home. The robins were building their nest there.

This is a closer view. He wanted to get closer so he could look inside.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another Very Sad Time

I recieved word that my Aunt Ruth passed on Sat. just 2 weeks after my mom. She was my mom's sister-in-law. Her funeral will be Wed. just 2 weeks to the day after my mom's in the same funeral home. This may be a little difficult but I will get through it. We took flowers up today and will go to the viewing tomorrow night and the funeral on Wed.

I only have 2 relatives left on my side of the family in that generation. I guess that just about makes me the next OLD generation.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I want to wish everyone out there a
Happy Easter. Have a great day.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Give away

Found this on Terry's blog. Check out my side bar for details.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Busy weekend

Just want to wish you all a HAPPY EASTER. My computer is acting up a little but my son is going to look at it on Sat. I am cooking Easter dinner Sat. and Sun. I only have 2 kids but they never seem to be able to get together because my son works nights and a lot of holidays. They have also lost several workers so there is always a shortage of help.

I may not post for several days, but I will not be off this thing for long.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

3 Magnets finished

These are 3 of the magnets I stitched for my Birthday Club gifts. I finished the blanket stitching today. Now they are ready for the packages that will go out during the rest of the year.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bad Spring Wake Up

This is what we woke up to this morning. We had snow all day but it did get warm enough to melt most of it. I hope we do not get much more or my poor Daffodils will be very unhappy. They had their noses in the snow this morning. It is suppose to warm up tomorrow and a little more for the weekend. Easter should be in the high 50's which is better than today.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April BOM Finished

This is the April Block from Ellie's Calendar BOM. I love the little bunny. I added the purple flowers to the grass because I thought it needed a little more color. It is hanging from the shelf my hubby made for these blocks once they were made into mini wall hangings.

Blooming Flowers

I am sure Spring is coming since all of these flowers are in bloom. We are to get some bad weather this week but hopefully it will not do much damage to my plants.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

3 Finishes

I have been working on the magnets for the Birthday Club I belong to. I finished these 2 yesterday.

I also made a new plastic bag holder. I made up the design over a large metal ring. I am not as happy as I could be with it but it will do the trick. I am folding my bags in football shapes that I found on Arlette's site awhile back. It sure saves space in the storage of all those plastic bags we keep getting more and more of. You might check it out to help you in storing them too. It only takes a few minutes to fold them and it really works for me.