Thursday, May 31, 2012


For the month of May I was going to work on my Year of Doilies.  Sadly it went in the drawer and didn't come back out.  So I'll save it for another day.  Why did it go in the drawer?  For one thing it's giving me fits.  I've ripped the thing out 3 times and it keeps coming out wrong.  So I'm really frustrated with it.
What has kept me busy this month is a new project.  It's a Christmas gift for my DIL.  It's a Ripple Afghan and I'm calling it my Zebra Afghan.  It's about halfway done.

I love the color combo in this afghan.  It's working up pretty fast. And now on to June.  What are we doing for June.........

I'm going to be working on my Bee Quilt.  It has been neglected, I can't work on it very long as I have problems seeing the stitches. I'm hand quilting it and it gets a little hard to see the stitches after a while.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


We got the twins some sand to play in.  They don't like it!  They don't like walking on it.  They stand at the outside edge and scoop it up to pour into the trucks.

Monday, May 28, 2012


A tree stump with lots of life still in it.

Luke building with his blocks.

Bella and Luke taking a stroll to the barn.

The Yucca in my garden.

A fluffy Dandelion.

Bella and Luke's first experience sitting at a table, they did an awesome job.

Bella, Luke and Bubber sitting on the couch.  Bella and Luke are watching t.v.  Bubber is napping.

My favorite for may...............
The Poppy growing along the fence.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Ashley over at Ramblings and Photos is the host for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  Head over to Ashley's place to check out all the pictures everyone is sharing.

Beneath Your Feet - sand, we got the twins some sand to play in.

Capturing Movement - Luke jumping on the mattress.

Texture - some wild mustard amongst the sticks and grass.

Face Your Fears - went to my archives for this one.  Fear of Heights, going up on the foot bridge to take some pictures was a scarey thing for me.
Currently - the grass is growing and the birds are looking for seeds and worms.
What to look for next week.
  1. Shine
  2. Fast
  3. Left
  4. Peace
  5. Plain

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Bella wanted some chips, so they grabbed the pringles can and brought it to me.  She has a determined look about her.

Monday, May 21, 2012


My hubby got his summons for Jury Duty, but didn't have to serve.  The trial was settled.

The orange Poppies are blooming.  For once the rain didn't beat them up.

This is all that's left of the water system that was at our house.

This bell sits in our backyard.  Yes, it works, but it's really loud.

This rose bush has been here since we moved here, which was 30+ years ago.  It blooms every year.

Luke standing up on the slide.  He's trying to be a daredevil.

Looks like an innocent tricycle.  But it's got water in the trunk.  The twins play in the water.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Ashley over at Ramblings and Photos is the host for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  Hop over and check out all the pictures everyone is sharing.

Rainbow - Crayons, a rainbow of colors.

Fluffy - I went looking for a Dandelion, I only found one in the whole yard.
Letters - My addiction, a fountain coke from our local convenience store.
Metal - A couple of shovels for gardening, but they are kind of rusty.

Tree(s) - We have lots of trees.  This is our little orchard.  Pears, Peaches, Cherries and Apples.

What to look for next week.

  1. Beneath Your Feet
  2. Capturing Movement
  3. Texture
  4. Face Your Fears
  5. Currently

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Bella and Luke doing some silly poses.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I was planning on working on a Doily.  It's from a book I bought a few years ago.  It's called "A Year of Doilies" from Leisure Arts.  I'm working on the May Doily.  This is also the 3rd time I've ripped this Doily out and started over.  I get to Rnd 18 and, wham the pattern doesn't match what I've done.  It's a simple Pineapple design and I've made lots of Pineapple Doilies over the years and haven't had any troubles.  But this one is driving me crazy.

Plus I've been sidetracked by another project I started last month.  It's a Ripple Afghan which is a Christmas present for my Daughter-in-law.  It's been cool weather here so have been taking advantage of that by working on it.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Bella and her mommy walking in opposite directions, shows the motion pretty good.

You can just see the top of this boat.

Industrial drain pipes.

The cost of a first class stamp keeps getting higher.

An orange moon.

Bella and Luke playing in a new space they found.  It's a few steps from where they usually play and it has a small hill they can go up and down on.

Jury Duty, my hubby was summoned, but the trial was settled so he didn't have to go.