Thursday, May 30, 2013

More This and That

Here are the flowers and critters around this week.  Hummer decided to guard the feeder.  He seems to like his perch on top of the hook.  Click the picture for a better view.

First Blue Jay to visit the birdbath this year.

My first Poppy to bloom.

My White Columbine.

Purple and Pink Columbine in compost pile.

Baby Robin sitting on the fence.

Two baby Robins in the birdbath.  Momma was near but out of camera view.

White Clematis too high to get pictures from the ground.  I took this one from our front window.

I have heard the Chipmunks for awhile but this is the first I could get a picture of.  He is all over this flower bed and moves very fast.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

I want to wish you all a safe Memorial day.  Please remember all those who served to keep us free and those who lost their lives to keep it that way.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Flowers and Birds

Here are the flowers in bloom today. Below is the difference in size from the small old fashion Iris to the newer hybrid ones.

My Red Peony that I have babied along from a start off the neighbors that a Black Walnut tree was killing off.  I took a start when they moved away 7 years ago and gave her the rest of the plant.  This year has been the best with 10 blooms on it.

Close up.

My Yellow/Gold Iris.

My White Peony that almost died off last year with some kind of mold or mildew.  The flowers a a little smaller this year but there a lot of them.

My Purple Clematis is the first to bloom.

My Catbird is back at the bird bath.  This is the first time I have seen them this year.  The Hummers are back too but I have not gotten a picture of them yet.

Mr. Cardinal is back each day for his bath and drink.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Here is what is blooming today. These Tulips have a feathered edge. I love them.

Alliums are always a surprise when they open.

Small old fashion Iris.

My Red Peony is ready to burst open, it has 9 buds this year.

This Bleeding Heart is in our compost pile.  It is huge, maybe 3 feet across.

Tomato plants in their pots with the cages ready to support them.  One is a grape tomato and the other is a normal sized tomato for sandwiches this summer.  They both have buds on them.

 My Petunias this year are white and dark burgundy.  Hubby made the wheel barrow a few years ago and it is sitting where there was a pine tree stump.

My purple Columbine. 

 This was our old camping tea kettle.  It is now my planter sitting on a tree stump which was cut down last fall to make room for our storage barn.

Lilly of the Valley are growing like crazy any place hubby planted them.  They spread very fast.  But I love their smell and bloom.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Finish, Hexies and New/Used Loveseat

This is the couch throw I made for my DIL Terri.  It is the project with the thick yarn and Q hook.  She decided this was as big as she wanted it because the yarn does not go far and is pricey.  I love the way it looks and it was different making it with the big hook.

These are some hexies that Terry got as a kit awhile back and I offered to do them for her because I love to do them.  It is relaxing for me to do hand work.  I am doing them by the paper piecing method, I printed and cutout the 60 pieces to do them on.  Not sure how she wants them put together yet but this is only half of them, there are 60 here. Not sure on centers yet either.

This was used by our son and when hubby's recliner died he offered this to us.  It replaces the recliner and a very uncomfortable old chair.  Makes the room look very different.  It will take some getting used to.  Both ends recline individually.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Little bit of Everything

First is the door hanging I just finished. 

 A closer view.

Cardinal in  the bird bath.

I was playing with some leftover baby yarn last week and made this little baby dress.  More yarn used up.  It has 3 small buttons on the yoke in the back.

This is the cover I made for my new body pillow.  More fabric used.

My flowers on Mother's Day morning.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I want to wish all the mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bird and Flowering Tree

This morning I happened to see this Robin taking a bath in the birdbath.

This is the flowering tree by our front sidewalk.  Not sure what kind it is.

Close up of the flowers.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Another This and That

First of all besides the birds other critters use our birdbath as a watering hole. This is a momma calico cat who comes every morning and evening.  I like the outside cats that the neighbor feeds because they keep the mice population down.  She is very pretty but not to friendly.

These are the tomatoes and flowers we will be planting in our containers sometime this week.  I love the dark maroon we picked out this year to go with the white.

My pink tulips are doing better this year with the weather we are having.

I love my creeping phlox but I have a very hard time trying to keep the grass from growing in it as you can see.  If anyone has any solutions to getting rid of the grass please let me know.

My old fashion Primrose. 

More Phlox with grass in them.

I do not know the name of this ground cover but it will grow where it is even with the black walnut tree near it.  That tree which is not ours has killed off a lot of my plants on that side of our home.

Look at all the buds on my Red Peony.

This is my new bed pal.  It is a body pillow and is suppose to help my shoulder and hip so I do not curl up so closely.  It seemed to help last night.  I will be making a cover for it soon.