Saturday, April 5, 2014

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

 Spring has sprung in full force! The azaleas are blooming!

 The little Tulip tree is still blooming it's little heart out.
 
 The Dogwood trees are in full bloom!
 
 The Wisteria is in bloom and smells so good!
 
This is just some of the wisteria around my home. We have it in the trees and both sides of our land.  I love the fragrance it puts out!
The sweet shrub is starting to smell good too. But you know what? It also means that the pollen is so thick around here... It blows across the road like snow! My car is yellow, my porch is yellow, I don't dare open the windows to enjoy these beautiful days.. Then everything in the house will be yellow....
It is kind of a bad thing.. I want to sit out on the porch and enjoy the beautiful days, but there is so much pollen. You think I can sit outside and enjoy this nice weather before it gets 102 degrees. Fat chance here in Alabama! You can't breathe! 
 

I have been winding floss onto clothes pins all week. While doing that I have been watching season 2 and 3 of The Tudors. I bought some basket and jars to store them in. I have also been checking off the DMC colors that I have and buying the ones I don't have.

 I got out the dough bowl and arranged my Spring thingies.
 
The Grands spent last Saturday night with us. We got out the Pom Pom Kits and put together these chicks and bunnies. Josh's pot is on the right.. The Boy does like to use glue. I whole little bottle of Tacky Glue was used on just his critters!  lol
Zoe's is on the left. She did a great job and let me put the glue on then she would stick them to the Pom Poms.
Mine is the middle one.. The one with the cock eyed bunny and the wide up mouth chick!  lol
We had a great time making these! I'm glad that both The Grands love to craft just like their Gigi.
I will close for tonight.. Just a quit stop in.
Hope everyone has a great pollen free weekend!
 
 
 


 


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MISSING.......



 Missing - one green suet feeder. Last seen- when it had a brand new Berry Suet put in it. I seen Mr. Squirrel checking it out. Now I think he was just seeing how to get it unhooked and back to his hiding spot. I have yet to find it or the suspect, Mr. Squirrel!  lol
Adding a new suet feeder to list to buy..... I think I may get the peanut suet next.. The berry was just to tempting for Mr. Squirrel!

Just a couple of spring flowers blooming around the yard. These were along the drive coming to the homestead. This was the last lonely one to bloom, all the other have bloomed and died. Poor lonely flower. I'm surprised Zoe didn't find it to pick when they were at the house the other day.

I don't know how the Lily of the Valley has survived.. This rose bed has been tilled up and turned over and this plant keeps coming up year after year..

Just a little post to let y'all know I'm still here.  Been stitching on Snooty Parrot Sampler and some little Easter stitching.  I have yet to do anything with my peat pots yet. 

Oh, I have got to share this.. I broke my good seeing eye glasses. I don't have a back up spare pair, but that won't happen again.. Anyway, I dropped them in the driveway and then somehow, we found them smashed to pieces. So... I happened to remember I had a pair from about 8 years ago. I thought better to wear them until I get my new ones..
Well, I have found the show The Tudors on Netflix. So many men with no shirts on and I can't even see it, because I need stronger lens! lol
Everything is still fuzzy. lol  That is not a good thing!!!  Oh well, it still has a great story line!

Till later... off to (try to see) The Tudors!
 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PICTURES !

Finally I have picture of what I have been doing.  This is what I put together:

 With Thy Needle & Thread / Brenda designs. I love them all!!

 Bunny is from Brenda's Bunny Tails booklet.

 Chick is from Brenda's Bunny Tails booklet too.

 Bird pin keep and scissor fob is from Brenda's Berries and Blooms booklet.

 This is the backside of the scissor fob. I so enjoyed putting these together.

 I have been painting peat pots. I have some ideas for these.  They are now sitting in my craft room, waiting to turn into something....
Sorry pictures are blurry. it has been rainy, cloudy and Icky here.
We finished the floor in the kitchen and dinning area. I will take a picture as soon as the sun decides it wants to show itself again.


 In the meantime, baseball has kept us busy. Joshua is playing again this year. 3rd year and 6 years old. Zoe is doing Ballet. But in the meantime this is her at Brother's games:

Look at that smile! She was cold.... It has been so cold at 7:30 yes, I said 7:30 at night!  We finish up at 9 pm. The next morning, Mom says Josh doesn't want to get up to go to school.. I wonder why?  Their bedtime is 8:00 on a school night.  We kid Raeanne and say well... when it turns 8 during a game to tell Josh to come off the field, time for Bed!  lol  Don't think that would go over well.
Till later.... I'm off to see what else I can finish, since I left my paint and ribbon in mom's car.
 

Monday, March 3, 2014

BUSY AS BEES! WE ARE....

Thanks everyone for the well wishes! They must be working. I'm feeling better each day. Just a little news about something I'm excited about:
We have central heat!!!  Just in time for this next polar cold. We had central heat but the duct work had rusted and fell apart. Hubby and nephew went under house and put in all new duct work and vents. With that done. We decided to buy a new electric furnace.  I'm so toasty warm. I love just walking by that new thermostat and bumping it up to warm the house. lol  Doesn't take much to make me happy!
Now we're in the middle of a new project. Flooring! The dining area and kitchen needed new. We did not renovate those floors when we moved in 4 years ago. We found some Laminate Flooring at home Depot for .66 a square foot and it was the color I was looking for. It was discontinued flooring. We bought all they had.
 


 
 
 The flooring is really darker than this picture. I had the flash on...
 So... after we do the kitchen and dining area, we have enough to do the front bathroom.
The front bathroom needed a new tub, so we got a new tub, surround kit and a new sink. All that new is white, so guess what? Out with the Golden toilet and I mean Golden! Yellowish color.. lol 
While I was resting this week, I had some great mail come in. Some new charts from Market.


Prairie Schooler - 3 new ones.

LA D Da - A Sister's Garden. I have ordered the silks to stitch this one.

The Prairie Schooler Card Set. Since I don't have a Local Shop, I never get the little cards. Love all these.
 


I happened to have been in Cato's store the other day and seen this jewelry tray on clearance. I light bulb showed up over my head. This is the idea I had. All my stuff contained to this tray! I put it beside my stitching chair in the sun room.  Everything right where it needs to be.                                                                                      I have been stitching.... I'm stitching on the Heirloom Afghan. I have some pin cushions to put together but the sun room is full of the dining room furniture.. Maybe later this week, I can get them finished and posted. My house is all messed up! 

Till later......




Monday, February 24, 2014

PASSING THROUGH....

Well... I had another doctor visit. I still have pneumonia. I have been back in the bed since last Friday. Doc gave me a powerful antibiotic, steroids, and an inhaler. So.. I'm high on steroids.
I have been doing a lot of stitching. I have been stitching on Barbara Ana Snooty Parrot. Trying to get this month's stitching  finished before March 1st. I have also been stitching on some Spring and Easter projects by With The Needle & Thread designs.

 I hope to put these 2 together so that I will have a cute Scissor keeper and bird pin cushion.

 With Thy Needle & Thread - Berries and Blooms leaflet.

 I've had great mail while I have been resting. I received a Gift Certificate from a friend for Christmas. It was to Victorian Motto - Nancy. I had never tried her threads. I emailed Nancy and asked her to pick out some Spring and Summer colors. She was so nice and sent me these great colors. I buy all my trims from Nancy, now I will need to start getting all my floss. Just the colors I would have picked! I can't wait to start stitching with them.

These came in the mail today from Brenda. I love to needle punch! I checked out my stash for the gingham linen for the Spring Messenger. I have it! Yay!! A great time to use my new threads and start another project.
Well, time to fix some more Campbell's Chicken and Noodle!  lol
Take care everyone and thanks for hanging with me during this sickness.. I will get better!!
 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

HAPPY 50% OFF VALENTINE CHOCOLATE DAY!!!

 Happy Day After Valentine's Day!  I finally finished that little angel pillow. Just in time to go in the till next Valentine's Day box. I also framed the Valentine one this year too. These were both freebies.. Can't remember who designed them..

 My dear hubby brought these roses and the card in Thursday night, so I got to look at them all day on Valentine's Day.

 I came in from running errands on Friday and a package was sitting by my door. Of course, I dropped everything and went to work on opening it!.. Thank you Dixie Samplar!!  What a surprise and on Valentine's Day too! The box was never ending!  lol Look at all that fabric. I'm using the crochet flower for my Tea Mug Coaster. I have started drinking teas. So sweet, she even sent The Grands some heart candy. I love the scissors! I just love it all!   I have been smiling ever since I opened the package. And look what she stitched for me!!!

I seen this on Dixie Samplar's Blog! Little did I know that it was on it's way to my house!!! I thought it was so cute! I Love the Plume on top! I told Hubby last night that was us!!  He said he was the one with the few spikes on his head!!  lol It is soooooo cute!
I will always treasure this and our friendship Dixie Samplar! Thank you!  I treasure each friend that I  have met through my blog and thank you Blog Readers for your friendship!
Going to close for now.. I want to look at all the new charts and stitching that is coming out at Market.. I need to see what jumps out at me!  Bonnie sent me a sneak peek email of Brenda's 2 new designs. I will have to look at them better than what I could see on my phone.. I love the new Prairie Schooler designs. I need to get my Wish Book out and write down all these new designs I want.
Have fun this weekend!  Till Later....

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW......

I want to thank everyone for the get well wishes! I'm feeling a lot better. Still taking it easy... This winter has been a doozy. Took the last of antibiotics this morning. We will see how it goes from here.
We had snow here in the central Alabama area last night. Only lasted till about 9:00 am. I hope my blog friends in the path of that winter snow are keeping warm and stitching away. Weathermen are saying that our temps here next week will be in the low 70's....
Yep... I think this crazy weather is why I have been so sick. I did feel like stitching a little bit yesterday, and then guess what?

 My pink Ott light went out. I thought the bulb had just blown. I tried stitching by the good old fashion lamp.. I got a headache... But, I went this morning and bought a new bulb.. Put it in and it didn't work..  I had only had this light a little over 1 year now. See the box. Yep, that is my new one. 

 Michael's store had them at 40 % off.  So, from my title of post,  I can see clearly now the light is ON!!   I keep singing that song.. I can see clearly now the rain is gone...  lol  So after 2 trips to Michael's today. I Have Light! Had to take the bulb back and then buy a new light.. I tried to work on my Snooty Parrots SAL last night. Not much to show... I did finish some Blackbird AOTH blocks before I got sick..

 I couldn't remember if I had shown my Dad's block. I changed the House color to Blue Heron. It has his initials RMW and the year 1941, his birth year. The next is Happy Birthday block.

I have a great best friend since I came to this area in 1976. I was in the 6th grade. My friend Diana has been there for me and me for her. We were both born in May. Her Birthday is May 6th and mine is May 10th of the year 1965. This block is for our friendship.  I used our initials from High School that way we will always be who we are to each other... Friends for life.. Last names change, but we don't!  lol Same old crazy girls....
I have my brother, Trey's block to start next... His is the block with swans and water. If you knew my brother, water has been a part of his life.. He grew up playing outside in mud puddles. Loved water.. He would even play with boats in the bathroom sink...So this next block will be his. I will use the name Trey.. His real name is Robert Manly Whitaker III. 
Well, I think I need to rest today.. After the 2 trips over the mountain and through the valley to Michael's I went... Now to rest..
Till later....