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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Window Garden


 Today's new venture: 

HOUSEPLANTS

I begin with some rooted pieces of 
Christmas Cactus ...from a friend.
I think there are some red, some pink, and 
some white...that's in the green pot. 

And a Honey Fig that will eventually
be transplanted outside...from the friend also.

And an African Violet which has yet 
to bloom for me.

My husband bought the shelves 
from Lowes last week....just perfect
to sit in a sunny window and out of
reach of the grandbaby :-) 



Friday, February 27, 2015

Small Projects


After cutting so many circles of cardstock 
to make a garland for the grandbaby's room, 
my fingers are quite tender and sore. 
But his eyes sure lit up when he saw 
all those colors!  I wish I had a 
picture of that moment :-)

Then I experimented with making 
a few "mug rugs" and coasters. 
These are for sale in my Etsy shop! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

To Spring Or Not To Spring




 
With a couple weeks of warm weather, 
I got excited to plant things, and have 
set out tomatoes in our raised bed. 

Then it gets cold again! 
Down to 34 degrees, and so we 
covered the little plants up and 
hope for the best. 

All around the yard there are
scattered blooms tentatively
peeking open, as if to say 
"Is it that time yet?" 





Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Takes So Little

A bit of time...A bit of thought...A bit of sharing...
Goes a long way to show a friend a bit of caring.


Found flower pots on clearance. Bought a few plants. Gave to friends. Brought smiles.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wishful Thinking


I'd rather be picking flowers on a warm Spring day...
but today I'm just a'shiverin' and a'wishin'. Brrrrr! 
Maybe this cooler weather will kill off some of the pesky bugs & mosquitoes though :-)


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Red Assassin Bug


   The Red Assassin Bug preys "on a diverse variety of insect pests in the garden 
and landscape including flies, mosquitoes, beetles and large caterpillars."
 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Heart-Melt!


This is how our 9-month grandbaby took his nap today...
and with a very soft elephant for his pillow :-) 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Speak of Surprised!


My husband jumped out of his comfort zone today and made this to surprise me! 
He sure did! And yep, I'm quite impressed :-)


Monday, February 16, 2015

Time to Eat


Pepaw was feeding the "Little Man".

His first tooth just broke through :-)


Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Blue Beauty


From another quilt show back in 2008, this lovely artwork is one of my favorites. 
I don't know who the quilt-maker was, but it wasn't me. I just enjoyed the beauty of it. 



Friday, February 13, 2015

Scraps to Soil!

Like trash to treasure! We're enriching our soil with cast-offs! 
Garden scraps, dryer lint, rabbit manure, dried leaves, and even a few fresh greens!


The load of "garden mix" that we had hauled in a couple years ago to fill our raised beds
was quite a disappointment. It will NOT absorb water! So our beautiful dreams have not 
materialized as of yet since not much of anything would grow there in the heat of summer.

This year we're hoping to change that.  My husband found a farm an hour away that will 
supply us with all the rabbit manure we want if we will dig and haul it. We've got two loads 
so far and hoping to get more. We picked up bags of leaves from the neighborhood and 
dug the dirt down to layer the leaves and scraps in. So now our dirt is beaut-ee-ous :-) 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Robins Return


Today I saw a Robin for the first time this year! 
Actually, there were several in the pecan treetops.
Spring is coming soon!!!

This beautiful picture is from a 1960 Sunday School paper, "We Do It Together".


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Anticipation Is Building....


My seed shipment came in yesterday!  
I will try to wait a few more days before planting.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cheaper Than Therapy




Friendship 
isn't a big thing...
It's a million 
little things.



A good friend
is cheaper
than therapy.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

To Stitch A Scotty


It's a work in progress...started yesterday, and almost finished the stitching today. 
Now I just have to get some black thread. And then make it into a pillow top.
I've only had the pattern for 3 or 4 years now...'bout time I did this!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Bis-Crackers


Way back when children carried lunch-pails to a one-room schoolhouse,
Moms used to slice and bake day-old biscuits to make a filling snack.

I love homemade biscuits, and I love these "Bis-Crackers" just as well!
They're a perfect compliment to soups and stews.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Outside My Door


This  lovely  Kalanchoe  survived  the  frost, 
and  is  blooming  just  outside  my  door.