Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Odds and Ends.

I love Morning Glories.....hope they get loads of blossoms!

Here is what to do on a hot day! Grandsons and a buddy in their pool.

These guys (or a couple) are cooling off too....on the roof....spread your wing and let the breezes flow! He just sat there like that for the longest time!

Thought I would share these pictures of our poodle, Jackson, before his grooming and then a week later after he got his "pretties". He always looks 10 pounds heavier with all of those curls. We always laugh (not in front of him..lol) about how he looks right after he is clipped. He is a sweetie and just had his first birthday a couple of weeks ago.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Did This Today.....

This is what I sat in most of this afternoon on a gorgeous summer (spring temps) Ohio day.

When I looked up this is what I saw.

Barney, the beagle dog, layed by me the whole time.

And this is what I worked on. (delight by Gail Pan). Plus watched the birds, read the newspaper and closed my eyes a couple of times also!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Christmas in July

What a great early Christmas gift if you win these items in Jodi's giveaway over at her blog! She did a tutorial on all 3 items at Moda Bake Shop.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Earlier this summer my good friend, Terry, brought me some of her gorgeous perennials that she had divided from her yard. They are established here now and starting to bloom. This first picture is Rose of Sharon...I just love the delicate color combination.

This next plant is a Butterfly Bush....also in bloom. However, for some reason I always pictured a Butterfly Bush to have red blooms....maybe there are different varieties....am I way off base, Terry??
These are cosmos that I just scattered seeds this year. I really love this flower and they self seed sometimes for the following year. I would love to have an English garden with many, many perennials that just flowed in the breeze like these do.

This plant I discovered at the garden center this year. I thought I kept the tag for it, but can't find it. It looks like it should be a perennial (on the order of mums), but it is actually an annual.
I really like it and maybe if I'm lucky it will come back next year also! ;o)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fresh Garden Produce....and fabric!

I love fresh veggies from the garden. Our garden isn't doing real well because of our recent lack of rain. The plants are still in pretty good shape, but they aren't growing like they should be. We were still able to pick beans and lettuce and I love bringing veggies in the house and eating them within minutes....nothing could be fresher. These were wonderful tonight!

I am finally finishing up this 4 block wallhanging that was a beginning quilt by machine class a long, long time ago. We even made up the binding, so that is done. Just a little more quilting, trimming and binding and I will be showing a finish!

Will be starting this girly quilt by the weekend....it has been cut and screaming my name for quite a few weeks.

I was in Connie's Siggy Swap 2 and just love my blocks I received a while ago. I have layed out the order I want them in and will soon join them into a wallhanging. I love looking at them and wondering about each gal that sewed and signed them just for me. Thank you all!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A great Cause......

Go over to Vanessa at V & Co. and read about the giveaway and the great cause that Brandy's Etsy shop supports....some really gorgeous items!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another one....

I usually don't blog so much about giveaways, but the last couple of days there have been a plethora of them all over blogland! Head over to Judi's blog and sign up...here is one of the giveaways....I really want this one, bad!

Cool Giveaway

Visit Rebecca over at Rainy Day Kisses and sign up for a great paper giveaway. She is new to the blogging world and a Navy wife. She has a darling skirt shown that she made for her daughter...very summery!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Birthday Giveaway

Head on over to Ryan's blog for his birthday giveaway...his birthday (not sure which one) is the 14th of this month. This is Folklorique line by Moda....one of the giveaways.


Monday, July 6, 2009

41 years...time flies!

Today was hubby and my 41st anniversary...wow, how time flies. Our idea of celebrating is usually just going out to dinner, which is what we did. Last year for our 40th, we went to Niagara Falls and spent a fun couple of days with dinner in the Skylon Tower that revolves...what a fantastic view as you turn during dinner. But this year it was just a nice dinner at a local steak house. It was very good food. Here's to another 41 (or so) years!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

2 in one day....whoa

We picked up our precious babies/dogs from the Vet's kennel on Monday morning....as soon as it opened at 8 AM I might add. I thought this was the funniest thing ever that they presented to us along with the pups.....their report cards. It really did fit them to a T.....they were glad to be back home with us after 10 days. We were glad also!!
These are the cards with their respective owners/dogs........

Two posts today....it makes me feel "back in the loop" again....missed my blogging. Now have to get to that needle, thread and fabric!!

Remembering the Beach...One Week Later

Well, here they are...the 3 little granddaughters in their dresses from Grandma. It was a gorgeous week at the beach...only one night of rain as we slept....who cares about that?? Friday we did the family picture early in the day, but still the sun played with our eyeballs. The girls were sweet....they thought they were really cool since they were sporting their hair braid/weave that they got a couple of days earlier.
This is hubby and I on the beach that morning also....what a lovely place to be.