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count your blessings

Wednesday, May 06, 2009      6 comments

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 th... Read more

Stitching Memories Magazine

Monday, May 04, 2009      1 comments

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
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Christening gown

Sunday, May 03, 2009      4 comments

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 g... Read more


Thursday, April 30, 2009      6 comments

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 i... Read more

Bloom Tuesday: Lettuce

Tuesday, April 28, 2009      6 comments

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 t... Read more

country lanes

Monday, April 27, 2009      5 comments

This is one or our back woods country lanes. We love riding around these back roads as you never know where they will lead you and the sights you will see. Our lives are ptetty wel... Read more

family day

Sunday, April 26, 2009      4 comments

Well we had the kids and granddaughters out for a belated birthday visit for the son. He helped to put up the new purple martin birdhouse that Sonny had finished making. We all h... Read more

flowers, flowers, flowers

Saturday, April 25, 2009      5 comments

My computer crashed on March 31st and I got it working until right before Easter. I have had to deal with Dell on my warranty which wasn't worth a red cent. I wound up getting it... Read more

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

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