Friday, May 31, 2013

On My Sewing Table Friday - Quilt Finishes

(For those who read my Angel Scraps Quilting Blog, I apologize for double posts!)

Here are my three recently finished quilts:

Grandson Eli's Warm and Fuzzy Quilt:

My first rag edge quilt.

The Grandma Quilt

Finished handquilting after an eternity!

Eli's Coming Quilt for grandson Eli:

Still practicing those swirls!
This morning I worked on the Cheddar Bow Ties quilt. I'm ready to have no UFOs so I can start some new projects!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mom's Garden Magic

For Mother's Day a certain little Grandson helped pick out some garden decor for his Grandma. In some of these pictures, you will have to look close to see the magic!

Bejeweled Bird

I love the teacup bird feeders Hubby made for me.

This rock is perfect for Mama's Memorial Garden.

Lady Bug

Gnome and Glittery Dragonfly

The pink Knock Out Roses have been glorious this spring!

One more picture of the scarecrow that Grandson helped make.  This guy scares me when I am working in the yard and catch him out of the corner of my eye!

Don't forget to look for the magic today in your life.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

My How They've Grown...

We've had some recent beneficial rains and that combined with some warm May weather has helped the plants in and around our home to grow very fast.

Tobacco behind and beside the house:

Sneaking up on the enemy to get a photo... hehehe

First crop:

Raised Bed is growing:

The rains have scattered the rose petals on my Grandma Rose:

I hope to be eating some fresh veggies soon.  Can't wait.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mama 's and Grandma's Vintage Rosebush

A few Sunday Pictures of the pink rosebush that Mama rooted from Grandma's bush and that I rooted from Mama's bush.

The only fault I find with this rose is that it only blooms in May and does not rebloom until the following year.
Lady Bug

Enjoy your Sunday in May...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Freebie and Cheapie Kid's Activities With My Grandson

Our grandson spent the weekend with us and I thought I would share some of the activities that I planned. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make kids happy! My ultimate goal is that he will enjoy coming to our house and have fond memories when he is older.

So here are a few things we enjoyed doing together.

Books and Legos outside on a quilt in the beautiful weather:

A big stack of library books picked out by Grandma:

Craft supplies and spring toys from the dollar store:

Big boxes brought home from Grandma's office. (We never did play with these, so they will be stored until next time)

Banana Splits:

Painting Rocks:

Lady Bugs and a big alien monster rock!

This one is for my daughter:

Tissue flowers for his Mom for Mother's Day:

Leaf, herb and flower impressions made with a hammer:

And last, but not least, creating this scarecrow:

Some ideas I have for this summer include:  running through the sprinklers, a picnic, a backyard obstacle course, eating Popsicles outside, and the boxes shown above can be made into a playhouse or spaceship.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Gardening Magic

This post is linked to A Cultivated Nest (CREATIVE HOMEACRE BLOG HOP). 

Here are some of my favorite garden and yard pictures taken during this past week.

Mama's Watering Can

Mama's Basket

Raised Garden Progress

There's a blossom on this tomato!

The barn.

Beautiful Weeds!

Teenie, Tiny Zinnias!

Okra Seed Starting.

On the porch.

My first Clematis bloom at the farmhouse.

Glimpses of Home - A Little Bit of Fall

I've been enjoying Fall.  I love this time of year. Having a hubby who is retired is great.  He does so many things around the house. ...