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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September


Dressed for the country.

Growing up way too fast.


There is a hint of fall in the air. Nights are cooler, humidity is down, leaves are starting to get the smallest amount of color.  In a few weeks it should be beautiful.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Busy days

I've been busy taking my hubby to the doctor. He has hip, leg and knee problems mostly due to arthritis. The last doctor he saw referred him back to the first doctor. I asked him if he felt like he was on a merry go round.
I've also been busy with my sister who had surgery for colon and ovarian cancer. She started chemo last week. Praying for her every day.

We've had a lot of things in the garden keeping my busy, too. I've frozen corn, squash, and zucchini. I'm going to shred some zucchini and freeze it to use in bread.
Last week I canned green beans, made blackberry jam, and made blackberry jelly.
We managed a short trip to Virginia for hubby's family reunion.
Love this little sleepy face.
 And this little smiley face.
 Some of the canning.
 Corn from the garden
 Veggies from the garden
 Blackberries from vines we planted last year.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mollie Makes project

I love Mollie Makes a UK craft magazine. I love the little gifts they always have on the cover. The other day I saw something so adorable in there I just had to make it for the baby granddaughter.

They said to use felt for the project but I had lots of fleece (Olivia and I use fleece for our stuffies) so that is what I used.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring

I love spring. Sometimes it starts here in February. I saw the first daffodils blooming at the end of February.
Then we have Bradford Pears and Redbuds.

Now the dogwoods are blooming and yes we had dogwood winter (it got really cold and threatened to frost). The azeleas are blooming. Some of our flowers are blooming.

I planted a few geraniums, petunias and marigolds. I have some seeds to plant.

A couple pictures of all the spring around us.
Dogwoods and azeleas.
  Dogwood bloom

 This wild violet seeded in the trunk of a tree.
 Tulips and bleeding hearts.
 More white azeleas.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Birthdays

April is the month for birthdays for both our grands.
The oldest is 12.
The baby is 1.
I think they are growing up way too fast.
I love every minute I get to spend with them.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Play day



Piper came to spend the day while her parents went to Ikea.

She jabbers all the time and says several words.

Her favorite word OUTSIDE and then being taken outside to play.
 Walking up the hill.  Isn't she too little for this?
 Riding in Olivia's little car. That Cabbage Patch Dolly was her mommy's.


A 2 1/2 hour nap.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Another Southern Snow Day

2 weeks ago it snowed and I was stuck in traffic with hubby for over 4 hours. We were in Chattanooga and it took us over 3 hours to go 2 miles. So I passed on a trip to Chattanoogga today. The roads are better today because it is warmer. Looks like it is supposed to bring ice later today. I hope Atlanta roads will be better than 2 weeks ago.

And no we don't have snow measured in feet. But this one is a wet snow that stuck to the trees. So I was happy sitting here eating breakfast and watching the birds at the bird feeders and reading issues of some of my favorite magazines.

Now to get off here and do some sewing on a quilt for the little one.