Saturday, August 27, 2011

A surprise party

This a.m. I left with my mom, younger sister and my daughter to go shopping. We went to Michaels, Garden Ridge, Joanns, Old Time Pottery, Borders, then Hobby Lobby. My daughter Jaymee went to get a dress at Davids Bridal (bridesmaid) and she went to Bed, Bath Beyond.

Anyhoo, upon returning to town we went to a Mexican place and my family was all inside. Quite a surprise! They always put a hat on the birthday person and sing Happy birthday. My daughter took the ice cream and helped me with the first bite! My b'day was the 22nd as was our 31st ann. too. Younger sisters family got me the bluebird basket-I love bluebirds and my older sister and her friend Michele got me the Waterford ornament. I also love Christmas items.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Make stockings for tornado victims...........

While surfing thru blogs just now I ran across this one that is wanting Christmas stockings made for families in need. Find instructions at:

will be under project #14.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Miscellaneous Shots

Tractor my husband and son brought yesterday

Flag I got at the Salvation Army for 99 cents

My first glad blooming. Hummingbirds love glads.

Cardinal Climber around the pond. Was planted last year and it came back. Hummingbirds love it also.

Our out house that I am repainting. It was on some land that we brought and we brought it here several years ago. We store our garden tools in it.

Finally got a few things done

Got 3 barbie skirts done, and a bib. the bib would definitely be for an older baby. Washcloth and then material that I used 18x18. So easy and will cover the outfit good.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Look at the pleasant surprise I got in the mail!!!!!!:)

A box was waiting for me when I got home and look what was inside!!!! A variety of material. Jelly roll, charm pack and then 8 little packs of squares. Moda and beautiful prints!! I absolutely love them and was so touched to receive them. They are from my friend Cyndi. I found her blog probably last fall and have enjoyed getting to know her. She is a very talented purse maker and has taken up quilt making. Which she has taken no time to master. Thank you Cyndi, you are so sweet.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

More Purchases

More items I have purchased for crafts. Material for some barbie skirts, washers for necklaces and etc..... This year I am just farther behind on making stuff.

The moon after

a rain and srorm in some areas. The last picture is before the storm when I was coming out of Wal-Mart. The picture does not do it justice. The sky was a beautiful color.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

After a shower on 8-12-11

The sky was beautiful after a shower we had last night. Double rainbow and sunset so pretty.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Beautiful Clouds

The last few days the temps have been cooler. Clouds are just big puffy cotton balls. This picture is just pretty blue skies. I am off starting next Thurs.-Mon. and temps are to go back up! We would like to do alot outside. Will see.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New material I just got

I got this yesterday for bibs, burp rags and barbie aprons.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My a.m. doings

Was up about 5 to put a roast on for supper to make shredded bbq and I decided to do the zucchini all up that we had given to us. Shredded 6 cups for the freezer and I made 6 big loaves and 4 little ones of bread. Gave some away, put 2 in the freezer will take one to work tom.. That is my daily 24 cups of hummingbird cooling in the back.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

On the way to work this a.m.

I love seeing the finches on the weeds. At times flocks of them take off. Normally there are 5 turkeys (have been since last year) and this a.m. only 4. I see them almost daily.

Potato Harvest

Out of 10 pounds got about 45 lbs.. Planted another 100 pounds and got zinch. They rotted. He is soaking wet picking them up. They were planted on top the ground with straw put over them so just had to rake it away and pick them up.

My only canning

These tomatos are from our neighvors- sons boss also. Our garden was a bust this summer. Hoping to get stuff out for fall but so hot and dry. Was extremely wet earlier spring/summer.

We normally can alot during the summer. Salsa, tomatos, pickles, beets, green beans etc.