Saturday, October 29, 2016

Embroidered Border

Finally sat down and learned this stitch which I've admired for awhile...
This YouTube video shows you how to do this one and many others.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Bundle of Wonderful

We enjoyed getting to meet our newest grandbaby! And yes, she IS wonderful :-) 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall Stripes

Working on another set of pillow covers. 
This one is's match is almost done! 


Sunday, October 16, 2016

An October Marsh

 The marsh was quiet...I had the camera, but nothing was stirring. 
We only saw a lone bird high on a dead tree branch.

No turtles, frogs, alligators... just still and peaceful.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fertilizer Production

 Rabbits! They produce the perfect fertilizer for my plants. 
Getting ready for a Fall garden and just hoping it's not too late to start one :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Loving Autumn!

As flowers of Summer fade, those less-noticed textures and colors 
draw my attention. Beauty is still plentiful...but of a different kind. 
I think of the seeds maturing, dropping, and nestling into the earth 
preparing to bring forth a new show of colors next Spring, 
leaves gently floating down to make a crunchy carpet,
and squirrels chattering and romping in the trees. 
And the breeze... ah!!! Well, it's the kind that
could lull me to sleep if I dared allow it. 
I'm treasuring days like these.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Simply So

The ring-bearer and flower-girl 
In a wedding years ago,
They are cousins, they are children,
Sweet and happy, simply so. 

In my mind the picture's perfect! 
His clean, white garb, shoulder to toe,
His carefree smile, her happy giggle,
Pretty blue flowers with ribbon bow. 

The printed dress, the socks with lace,
The head of curls, tilted just so. 
The age of innocence, days of childhood...
Quite refreshing! And simply so.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Vintage Scenes

Oh how I love these vintage scenes! 
I remember this kind of art in my first grade reader.
Anyway, this is from a Science book, and 
it's available in my Etsy shop


Saturday, October 1, 2016


This boy loves his letters! 
He's making the sounds, one by one. 
And this Nena loves this boy!