Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Clump of Narcissus

These beautiful blooms line my neighbor's driveway
with promise of Spring on the way! 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Last year I planted some Ranunculus bulbs
but they didn't grow. They are a bit of a
novelty to me, as I've never seen them
growing naturally. Intriguing!

This year I just bought a small plant to
brighten a spot when I'm so longing
to get out and dig in the dirt.

(The ground is too wet today,
but hopefully this week we'll
get alot of trimming and
yardwork done, and then
be ready to plant a few things.)

Monday, February 12, 2018

That Green Really Pops!

When it's brown all around because everything froze and died back,
the greens really stand out... How lovely they are! 
How much they make me wish for Spring :-) 


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Icicles In Texas!

Thankful I don't have to be out much today. 
Thankful for blankets and heat :-) 


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Once Upon A Windowsill

These sweet violet blossoms are currently on my kitchen windowsill.
And speaking of windowsills, here are a few I think are totally wonderful...

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Finished! Mailed! Received!

And in time for Christmas too :-) I'm just late posting this.
Time to start another project! So many ideas...


Friday, December 29, 2017

Giggles and "Good Nights"

When you get to hug those little ones 
and give them good night kisses, 
and sing songs and say prayers,
and know they're settled down
to sleep after a tiring day...

well, that's a privilege
I'm thankful for. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New Bed For Christmas!

A sweet friend gifted Snuggles this bright and cuddly bed just in time for Christmas! 


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Fidget Quilt

A scrap of this and a strip of that, snippets of trim and tinsel, and even a tassle! 
So much fun watching this come together one spontaneous stitch at a time. 
This lovely piece is for sale in my Etsy shop!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Piecing It Together

The first fourth of the main blocks are pieced together :-) 
Making excited!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Dreaming of A Bright Christmas...

I'm loving the bright colors...and making an effort to incorporate plenty of red and green 
without it being overtly Christmas-y. I'm thinking of calling it "Christmas All Year Round".

I've decided to make more blocks...and then a border or two or three :-) 
I have a finished picture in my head...

Friday, November 24, 2017

Different Kind Of Day...

Thanksgiving Day... and no schedules to keep, nowhere to be, no need to bake!

Hubby had to work this year so we'd made no meal plans. Most of the children 
are scattered far away, but the youngest still lives in our town.

He picked me up for a fast-food breakfast and Iced Mocha Coffee
since most of the restaurants were closed.  Then we rode around
talking and laughing while we ate. We went to a lovely park, but it too was closed.
Then came back to the house and played "Words With Friends" 
on our phones across the room from each other (oh yes we did!) 
while I scoured the Black Friday ads, and he played other online games 
when it wasn't his turn to make a word. 

Then he treated me to a late lunch at Saltgrass Steak House amid more laughs
and finally we shared a chunk of their Pumpkin Cheesecake :-)

It would have been nice if all the family could have been together, 
but we made it fun anyway, and it was really quite relaxing. 

So many things to be thankful for every day.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Around The Bend

I love scenes like this...
you can just imagine whatever you want 
to be just around the bend.

Life is full of unexpected surprises, isn't it? 
But I'm thankful God holds my hand all the way!