Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Friday!

Hope you are all having a happy Friday. It's just down right HOT here in Texas! I've done my errands for the day and before I get into stuff I need to do today, I thought I would jump online and show you a few pics. These are from a couple of weeks ago.


 I've had this metal flower forever - it moved here with us so more than six years because it was already faded when we moved. It has been hanging out in the garage all this time. I didn't mind the rusty part too much but it was so faded you really couldn't see it from a distance.


A couple of weeks ago I bought these flowers - we will get back to them later, in another post, but they inspired me to paint my faded, rusty flower so I could use it.


The result. You can see that baby now! I used regular craft paint and then sprayed it with clear coat so maybe the paint will be okay. I just parked it here to take the pic while some other stuff was going on in the back yard. More on that later too.

Hope you have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Little birdies

Good afternoon! It's sunny and hot here in Texas.


I've had this pot of mums for years - the only time I've had any to last but these keep blooming all year round. Last week hubby was out watering them and a bird flew out - 


that's when we found this. I couldn't get a picture of the eggs, but we would go out and check on them every day. Once they start chirping, Autumn would have been all over them so I moved a flowerpot thingie in front of the chair where the mums are. That with the fact that she is slowly loosing her hearing (she's 15) I don't think she ever knew they were there.


The other day I was greeted with open mouths - guess they mistook me for their mama. I took a couple of pictures and left so the mama could come back


Day before yesterday they were quite adamant about wanting food!
I didn't get to go out and check on them yesterday and when I went out this morning they were gone. I guess they left the nest yesterday but at least Autumn didn't get any of them this time!

Hope you are having a great week!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Looking back



Since I don't really have anything exciting to share today, I thought I would go back and see what I was doing 5 years ago. I may do this now and then - good excuse to go back my blog and see what was going on. The above photo was taken last summer, I just put it there because I think every post needs a pretty picture. (not that I count my photos as 'pretty photos' but the subject is pretty. :)

We worked in the yard over the weekend but the few photos haven't been downloaded yet.

If you are interested here is the link since I don't know how to re-post the whole post here. I was happy to see that it was a good mail day so there are some nice pictures there!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Missed it

Happy June!


I had planned on getting this posted yesterday but the day got away from me. I took the picture on May 29, so I did have it finished in time, just didn't gt it posted. Now the debate - start July or skip ahead to August?

The rain has finally stopped and we are finally drying out. Our neighborhood didn't have any flooding issues but the ground is still on the mushy side.

Hope you are all having a great week!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's me again

Why is there never enough time in the day to do everything I want to do? Maybe I'm jut slow. :(


Last time I said I would show you the one finished piece from the stitching retreat - it is all stitched but who knows when it will get 'finished'. It is supposed to be made into a little zippered pouch - have everything to finish it with, but . . .

I have such nice friends. :) Two of them, they don't even know each other, but  recently they both got to take a little trip and both of them brought something back for me!


Terry brought me tea towels, a pincushion and a little tin of shortbread cookies. That tin was hard to open but I assure you it no longer holds any cookies!


If I had been blogging when the movie Titanic came out I probably would not have told you how many times I went to see it. I was a little obsessed and still watch it when I catch it on tv - I do have it in both VHS and DVD format but I rarely pull out movies to watch. Anyway,
Ann brought me my own necklace!

We have been so wet here there hasn't been much going on. Fortunately where we are we haven't had all the flooding other parts of Houston has had but we have had enough that the ground is squishy when you walk on it. Hubby poured out 5 inches of rain water last night and I think there is another two in there now.

I did decide to skip the May stamp chart and do June - it is stitched but not in the frame yer - I'll get it in there by June one way or another!

Hope you are having a great week. I'm enjoying the sunshine for now because I know it won't last but a couple of hours before it starts raining again!

Friday, May 1, 2015

7 Hours to spare

Put the buttons on this piece at 5:00 yesterday afternoon!


I intended to have it out for display before the end of April but things kept coming up and I couldn't get enough stitching time in, but at least now it is stitched and all I have to do is get it mounted before next April! I've pulled the colors and fabric for May but I' still debating whether I should skip May and go ahead and do June. I know I won't finish May in time for display but I might be able to get June done in time for June.

Right now I have clothes in the washer waiting to go in the dryer and dishes to load in the dishwasher so I will think on it a little longer.
I did finish the retreat piece that was on the qsnap in the last post - I'll show it next time.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Maybe once a month?

Maybe I can make at least one post a month? Clearly once a week isn't working.
Last month I went to the annual 3 Stitches get-away. It's always a fun weekend. 
 This was our 'collection bag' this year
 We had a fall theme this year (it is always different) Everything except the magnet board came home with me as projects to join the other years that I haven't finished. (I am almost finished with the one on the qsnap)
 Some of the give-aways
 I didn't buy a lot this year, but I did manage to use up all the gift certificate from Christmas. :)
 I thought this little guy was too cute to pass up. I have one magnet board that is full of just  magnets, no place for a chart, but he was just too cute to pass up.
 One of my door prizes was this Vera Bradley cup and note card - I had just bought a couple of VB pieces in the same pattern as the note pad. It is always fun to see how door prizes and blind gift exchanges end up fitting the person that gets them!
This was I got in the gift exchange. Love all of it and have been using the mug for my afternoon coffee every day.

I'm quite sure I've left some stuff out of the pictures but things have been a little on the frantic side around here lately. I am an over packer so I usually just keep living out of my suitcase until it is empty then put it back in the closet, I didn't get it empty before there was a family issue that came up and I ended up having to pack again and spent a week in J'ville. I have finally got the suitcase put away but in the process of trying to get things ready for an unexpected trip of unknown length some things got lost in the shuffle. (they are here, just didn't get photographed)

Okay - I'm still way behind on stuff here so I better get to it.
Hope you are all having a wonderful week. We are having great weather but it is supposed to change again tomorrow. :(