Gardening, cooking, crafting and being Nannie
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
My granddaughter spent 2 nights here and wanted to learn to crochet. My mom taught me to crochet by showing me how to make a granny squarge and a rippple stitch. I'm trying to teach myself more stitches and how to "read" crochet patterns. I got a book called The Crochet Bible (great book).
Anyway on Sunday when she got up she told me she dreamed of making loops.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
June and July were busy months with three trips, trying to stay cool in the heat, canning and freezing things from the garden, working, etc.
I canned lots of green beans.
We had lots of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and corn. Then the weather got so hot and dry the veggies just didn't do so well.
I did freeze a lot of sweet Georgia corn.
I'm already thinking about next year's garden. Raised beds. Some kind of watering system. More flowers.
The flowers usually start looking better in August. It starts cooling off and raining more.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Did you ever notice how much faster time gets the older you get?
We've had 2 days of much needed rain.
I know the plants and grass seem to look better.
Happy little marigolds.
My husband plants lots of zinnia seeds in starter kits every winter
Roses and gardnias
Thursday, May 31, 2012
We went to Virginia to spend a night and help celebrate hubby's
brother's 70th birthday.
Virginia weather is so much cooler than Georgia weather.
We spent one night in Pigeon Forge and took our granddaughter
to do fun things.
When you're 10 going in an upside down building is a fun thing.
Not being tall enough to drive the go carts yet is not
such a fun thing.
Being grandparents is fun, too.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
I got Livvie a Hello Kitty sewing machine for her birthday
so when she comes over to spend the night
we bring her sewing machine and make things
This weekend I taught her how to lay out a pattern
and cut it out.
It's so fun teaching her to sew and working on little projects.
thank you all for visiting and leaving comments.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Spring came early, well we never really had a winter
Daffodils, Bradford Pears, Phlox and other things blooming
It brought tornadoes again, too.
Thankfully no one in the Chattanooga area was killed. My heart goes out
to everyone else who were hit by the storms.
A bit of spring
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Four years (and 2 months) ago
I found myself in credit card Hell.
I went to an agency sponsered by the government
and worked out a plan.
Some creditors reduced their interests rates
(one going as low as 2%).
February 10 I made my
Payment to pay it all off.
What a great feeling.
Now I want to go to the beach
Trip paid for by cash only.
Monday, January 23, 2012
So I decided once a week (at least) I have to make something
instead of buying.
Oatmeal raisin cookies.
Nothing fancy, just the recipe from under the lid
of a container of Quaker Oats.
Thank you all for dropping by.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Our latest stuffie creation.
Making stuffies is one of Olivia's favorite activities
when she is here.
She designs-I have to come up with a pattern
and do the stitching.
The tree is down now,
Christmas decos are all packed away,
took me 2 days to do all that.
Thank you to everyone who has come by and left a comment.
Your visits and comments are very welcome.