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Meaning of the iris

Thursday, April 09, 2009      4 comments

As you by now know...the iris is my favorite flower of all times. I did a little research on the iris and this is what I found. Few other flowers can match the elegant beaut... Read more

Give thanks today!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009      1 comments

I'm just so thankful to live where I live and enjoy the outdoors like I do. Also enjoy gardening and have the room to have garden space. I'm very thankful for having dodged the f... Read more

Escaped the freeze!!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009      1 comments

I just have to let everyone know that we escaped the freeze this morning and only have one more morning to go through but it is predicted to be much higher temps than this mornin... Read more

iris for bloom Tuesday

Monday, April 06, 2009      0 comments

Well we are do a hard freeze tonight so thought I would put up my bloom today on my single iris that is blooming. There are several others that are in buds so don't imagine I wil... Read more

Faux Stain-glassed window

Sunday, April 05, 2009      3 comments

(This is for Judy). I promised to show my faux stain-glassed window I made. It is using a recycled wooden window. It had the glass still intact. I got some stain glass and broke ... Read more

Fern digging

Saturday, April 04, 2009      0 comments

We have an old preformed gold fish pond next to the house in the shade. The 2nd year we used it as a goldfish pool, my husband accidentally broke a hole in the bottom trying to k... Read more

Brush busting

Friday, April 03, 2009      2 comments

Our brush piles we made this winter are finally dry enough to burn down some. I'm so happy to see them gone. Now we can get the stumps cut low enough to be able to bush hog the e... Read more

Bunnies are DONE!!!

Thursday, April 02, 2009      7 comments

I have been working on making Easter bunnies for almost a month. I have made my 3 granddaughters bunnies every spring. I used to use other people's patterns but about 3 years ago... Read more

April Issue of Stitching Memories

Wednesday, April 01, 2009      0 comments

I will blog what happened to me yesterday later but finally was able to get here to post the April issue of Stitching Memories Magazine. It is free!! and be sure to let me know wh... Read more

wild flower?

Monday, March 30, 2009      1 comments

Not sure what this wildflower is but we have it everywhere now. I think it is a type of wild thrift, but maybe wrong. It is funny how it is blooming more profusely where we have ... Read more

children's books

Sunday, March 29, 2009      2 comments

I've become obsessed with wanting to design little characters from children's books. I am just trying to firm it up in my mind. My mind tends to go 100mph all the time and have t... Read more

granddaughters

Saturday, March 28, 2009      6 comments

We had the family out today and this is a picture of 2 of my granddaughters. They are cousins. Taylor is the older one and it is her birthday. She turned 9. Baby Molly is 10 week... Read more

bluebirds

Friday, March 27, 2009      1 comments

I have been noticing that the bluebirds have returned for spring. We had a pair to nest in a small apricot tree in our back yard. So Sonny has gotten busy and made some bluebird ... Read more

Gnome garden PART 2

Thursday, March 26, 2009      14 comments

Well we got the gnome house door installed on the tree. The top picture shows the overall view with the gardenia "tree" to the far left with the little Gnome with the shove under... Read more

My house in the country

Wednesday, March 25, 2009      4 comments

Thought I'd post a picture of our house. It isn't much but it is home to us and I wouldn't live anywhere else. It is really a mobile home we bought in 1986. We were rushed to fin... Read more


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