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count your blessings

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


After 6 inches of rain since Saturday (3inches last night) I'm happy to see the sun out. I'm counting my blessings as it would be worse here. We will be needing the rain later this summer so I need to be thankful when we do have an over abundance.
How do you count your blessings?

  
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MAZACK 5/8/2009 11:02PM

    When the tornado hit here on April 9th was the beginning of another real wake up call about counting my blessings.

We can take things for granted and not think how we are blessed each day. My real wake-up call began on Noveber 6, 2007 when I first got sick and had plenty of time after that.



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ANGORA4 5/8/2009 7:22AM

    So true, so many blessings we don't recognize as blessings. A well filled water tabe in time of drought is sure a blessing! Cloudy, drizzly days are a blessing to our gardens. That nasty snake that came over and bit DH's shovel while we were working in the field yesterday--is probably catching little rodents that would be destructive. (He better be, I'm not overly fond of aggressive snakes!)

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/7/2009 12:22AM

    We too, had a lot of rain over the winter. But I kept saying to myself, the wild flowers will be beautiful this year, and boy were they. My Hubby and I took one afternoon, drove around dirt roads, and took pictures. What a beautiful day we had!
Jeanne

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BRATS4 5/6/2009 11:38PM

    am so over the rain,but know in a month or two i will be praying for it.guess we are never happy.

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LINDA25427 5/6/2009 9:13PM

    The weather man said it should clear up saturday but we are getting downpours here in WV it has been raining for a week with a few let ups the sun came out today and then we got downpours it is still raining my yard is flooded .Our driveway is already washed out . But God knows what he is doing.

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SUNNY332 5/6/2009 8:44PM

    Since you live south of me, I do hope all that rain is not headed our direction.

DH did get the tomatoes in the ground today along with the Jalapenos, Green Peppers, cucumbers. He also got our new Asparagus Bed planted - 40 roots.
I think that will do us for a while.

Take care and have a emoticon day tomorrow.

Sunny

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Stitching Memories Magazine

Monday, May 04, 2009

I don't have time to get photo up here as storm is upon us and don't want to get caught in a power outage. So here is May Stitching Memories Magazine. It is a big file so hope you can download it. Hugs. Barb www.box.net/shared/5ojkeq6vid

  
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SUNNY332 5/5/2009 6:56AM

    It is downloading as I type this. Thanks so much and have a emoticon Day. I am off to work soon.

Hugs, Sunny

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Christening gown

Sunday, May 03, 2009


This is my youngest granddaughter in our old family heirloom christening gown. It was worn by my grandfather, my father, me, my sister, her son and my son and now is worn by my granddaughter. I'm trying to locate the old photos of my son and dad in the same gown. I think she looks so sweet in the gown and such a legacy. With the addition of her mom and her into our family, I feel so truly blest.

  
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ANGORA4 5/5/2009 9:42PM

    Wow! Amazing!

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KAREN24712 5/3/2009 11:06PM

    What a wonderful tradition and such a beautiful gown. Thank you for sharing this picture and your adorable granddaughter!

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SUNNY332 5/3/2009 10:34PM

    She is precious. What a great thing to have this heirloom for all the generations.

Sweet. Sunny

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HICKOK-HALEY 5/3/2009 7:27PM

    She's a doll. What a treasure for sure. My Dad had something like that, but who knows what happened to it. Lucky you!!
Jeanne

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sampler

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I posted this once and it didn't go up. It is a sampler I finished for my yahoo hand stitchers group. Sonny made the frame and I crackle finished it in black over red. The sampler is embroidered in stem stitch using red floss and the flag is appliqued in torn cotton prints. I tea dyed it and ironed before framing. I have 2 more to finish framing.

  
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BRATS4 5/4/2009 12:26AM

    your sampler ture out great.did you come up with your own pattern?

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LINDA25427 4/30/2009 11:48PM

    Fantastic work . God Bless

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KAYLSLYNN 4/30/2009 10:16PM

    REALLY NICE GOD BLESS YOU HE GAVE SO MUCH TALENT

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ANGORA4 4/30/2009 9:57PM

    You are so inventive! I would love to finish a fraction of the things you do! Way to go!

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SUNNY332 4/30/2009 6:23PM

    I love it Barb. I love Primitive Work. We decorated a Christmas tree for a charity auction and I stitched the Tree Skirt. It was a Primitive design and I was upset that one of the words was misspelled. When I called the company, I was told it was done on purpose. I felt so silly.

Anyway - good job! Sunny

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/30/2009 5:58PM

    That turned out real nice. One of my Sister's is a Red, White, and Blue collector. She would love your sampler!
Jeanne

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Bloom Tuesday: Lettuce

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I know this isn't a bloom but had to show you our lettuce. It is the leaf type and we planted it in these planters that run around the side and top of our garden. We had filled them with rotted horse manure from the neighbor's farm. These lettuce are twice the size of our other we have planted in the regular garden. And they are ready to be picked. I have been eating on one but you can't even tell it. I guess we will be having lots of salads now as it will bolt to seed soon if we don't start eating it quickly. Hot weather is here so things are really growing and turning green. We did have to replant our butterbeans. We decided not to replant the corn. We got both these seeds at one place and think they have kept it way too long and now it won't germinate. So we won't get anymore seed from there again. I wish you all could come feast in my garden!!!

  
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HIKER7 4/30/2009 8:49PM

    Wow those look good! emoticon

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DORATHYINMN. 4/29/2009 11:38PM

 

Dear Barb,

Thank you for posting! I think alot about gardening, But it is still to cold to put seeds in the garden in Mn. I bet your lettuce is delicious. I also love leafy lettuce. I'm truly enjoying your blogs

Dorathyinmn. emoticon

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ANGORA4 4/29/2009 10:59PM

    Looks great! I just put in some 'red sails' lettuce plants, the rain we're having is sure helping them!

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SUNNY332 4/29/2009 6:47AM

    I wish I could feast on your lettuce too as it looks great.

Good job. BTW - I consider it a "Bloom". Take care.

Sunny

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MAZACK 4/28/2009 11:06PM

    Your lettuce is beautiful. I have never tryed growing lettuce but maybe next year.

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/28/2009 9:53PM

    Oh that looks good. I sure hope my Hubby's lettuce grows this year!
Jeanne

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