Gardening, cooking, crafting and being Nannie

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


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


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.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Yes it is cold here, too.

I have to admit the cold isn't my favorite time of year.
If we could just  have a tiny bit of snow to look at I might like it better.
But it keeps missing us. 
So I sit here and look at the bare trees and dreary skies until a flash or red catches my eye.
Watching the birds at the feeders is one of my favorite parts of winter.
Hubby had dr. appointments the other day. 
In between we met our daughter and the youngest grand. 
She had a little playtime at the mall playground.
Crawling everywhere.

You want to take my picture again?

Who cares if she's taking my picture again I have to figure this out.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year

I've been trying to make new posts with pictures and for some reason just can't. I'm hoping this one will work.

We had a great Christmas but somehow it was just here and gone way too fast.

I had 3 little girls here for New Year's Eve. It seems to be a tradition for them.
This was at lunch on New Year's Eve.  My two grands.

New Year's Eve. My granddaughter and two great nieces.

Yesterday I got to spend the afternoon playing with this little one while her mommy and daddy took her big sister to a movie. She was in such a sweet, playful mood.