Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. Eskimo proverb
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
WoRkinG iN tHe Yard & MoRe CroCheTinG GoOdiEs
Good Morning everyone!!! where does the time go in between posts..it just flys any more.;) I have lots to tell you..so sit back and get something to eat and drink..its going to be a long post..I have been busy out working in the yard..I have laid down 2 truck loads of bark so far and have about 2-3 more to go..this front portion is all done with the exception of the side that seperates me from the neighbor..I have been busy picking out Lily of the valley in my yard..that stuff will not die and it has a long root system too..I swear I dug to china the other day trying to get one root..it is slowly going away..I just gotta keep on top of it..
you can see I am still doing this portion of the yard..next week I will be getting more bark for this side if the weather holds out..I just checked out weather.com and if they are correct..I will be laying down more bark.;)it is great exercise on the old arms..so I will take any workout..its good for the soul too:)
I planted my picket fence containers...I love this picture of the morning sun coming up..
the garden is planted..but the slugs are having a hay day..the pumpkin plant is gone..but I planted some as seeds so we will see if they have a chance..the lettuce is getting eaten too..and not by me..dang slugs..
we saw this idea on pinterest and planting potatoes..so those 2 round lumps are potatoes..and they are sprouting..only on the one side though..we planted some purple ones too..not sure why they aren't coming up..but the big garden itself has about 15 potatoe plants that we missed from last year...hoping they don't take over...
awe a freshly mowed lawn..I do love a nicely mowed lawn..again cheap exercise..I do like mowing the lawn..its relaxing..as long as I don't step in doggy doodie.;)
here is the wood pile..hubby has been splitting this on his days off..we have a nice pile now..our big 5 trunk tree is coming down on the 21st and 22nd...it looks like it is going to be a 2 dayer..it is huge..I will be taking photos of this and filming it some too.;)it will give us about 5 years of wood for burning and so much more light and lets not forget less yard work in the future..eventually the tree you see by the splitter it will be gone too..but that will be in about 5 years when we go through the other wood..maple doesn't last long..so will cut it when we need it..
potatoes sprouting up every where..
and yet more..we also have a zucchini plant too..hoping it gives us lots..I love to make zucchini bread for gifts at christmas..and I love cooking and eating them in salads too;:)I also planted nasturshims(?)..I love this plant..they are so hardy and just fill up spots..and they are tasty on a salad too..
here is our "kittys" garden..we have 3 buried here..so this is their little area.;)
a view to the front yard..the neighbors tree in the upper left (not seen) has rot..so we are hoping it comes down soon..the owner didn't want it touched..but she didn't know about the rot going on..so hopefully soon it will be gone..the renter doesn't want it either..
the front rock wall..a misc variety of flowers etc..
I have my sink planted again with alysum..they look like soap suds..got the idea from better homes and gardens..I am sure you have all seen their photo..I love the touch of whimsy that it adds..
the other front side yard..I have sunflower seeds planted and other plants that I purchased..can't wait for the sunflowers..
I got a new dress..it reminds me of a prarie type dress only shorter..and my new boots..I love these boots..they make me feel sassy...I want more...I wore this to church last sunday..I felt pretty and comfortable..
okay I have been busy crocheting..I am in heaven..I made more "jane" hats as hubby calls them..
and my latest craze..Aviator hats.or as we call them..Elmer fudd hats....(along with a head band in center.;)(I'm going to find me a waskily wabbit)..;)lol..couldn't resist..
I love the big buttons..
and they come in all sizes..
oh that little one is just too precious..will look so cute on a wee baby's head..they range from infant to adult..if anyone is interested...just let me know..
I made this one last night..they yarn is called "camo"..and I love the pink in it..I have revised the pattern and added a trim all the way around the edging..gives a really nice finished look..and I love the braids..
I made these yesterday too..slippers for my mother in law..her gift is done..going to pack it up and get it sent off..
they were fun to make too..I revised this pattern and took elements from 2 different patterns..
I made these last week..they will fit a little girl..need to make more of those..well on friday I went to a woman's show at our fairgrounds to see a friend that was doing the show..she gave me a free ticket (12.00) and off I went..the show itself was boring..but i got 2 glitzy bracelets to wear one is silver/charcoal and the other in pink..they are too cool..and I got 3 pairs of socks an $18.00 value for free from another vendor ( I buy their shoes) so they gave me some really nice socks..I also got a geico t shirt cause we are customers..I wore it to work in the yard..and I signed up to win a free 900.00 MRI full body scan at the place I get all my scans done..and guess what I won that full body scan..Yes you heard me right..it will check me from head to toe. it does everything..that is the biggest win I have ever won..I found out when I went in for my Mugga scan on monday..(that is a test for my heart) since I am on this kidney study...and the gal that I met on friday came out and told me that I had won...
do you ever feel like you are being watched?...lol..the girls love to watch me surf the net and they love wearing my hats too..I ordered the hand manequins..I have 2 coming from china..will share them all when they get here..well tomorrow I am having a couple come over and my friend I saw at that show is teaching us healthy cooking along with showing us the cookware she is selling..I am earning a free veggie thingamajig..I will be taking lots of photos to share..she brings all the food and cooks it for us..I can't wait.we are having fried chicken, tators, salad, veggies lasagana cooked on the stove in 30 minutes and pinapple upside down cake cooked on the stove...lots of yummy food..i will be cleaning house all day tomorrow..I cleaned out my utensil drawer this morning..holy cow those things collect everything..and it needed it..cause I know she will want to know what I use..so I had to make sure it was clean and organized..well that is it for me..I am off to eat some breakfast and then exercise and then head to the grocery store to pick up some odds and ends..I am also going to make meatballs in the crock pot (after I bake them)..it was a recipe from the gal that is coming over to cook for us..I will share the recipe when I blog this..oh and my birthday is this saturday...we might go out with some friends for an evening sail and get dinner and on monday (hubbys day off) that same set of friends and us are going to go see "Dark Shadows" and go to our favorite restaurant for burgers.;) next week is going to be a busy week and the week after will be too.;0) will fit in a blog entry in next week..I will try to blog this saturday...cause I want to wish you all a happy mothers day...what do you all have planned?
If Any One sees anything on my etsy shoppe or blog and wants to swap or barter..PLEASE let me know.;)
God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland
Hi there, My name is Gina and I live with my hubby of 27 years this new years eve 2012 and 9 cats and one stinky puppy..I have been crafting for about 25 years on and off...I can't remember how I came across the primitives, but I love them... Love the time worn look and the loved look...Sometimes I think I was born a hundred years too late..although I do love modern conveniences...like having my outhouse in my house if you know what I mean.. I love to decorate, it just tickles me to organize...any way, drop me a line. I love hearing from you all. Thanks for stopping by...:)
Weep not for me though I am gone, Into that gentle night. Grieve if you will, but not for long, Upon my soul's sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul's at rest, There is no need for tears. For with your love I was so blessed For all those many years. There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone. Put now these things out of your thoughts, In your memory I live on. Remember not my fight for breath, Remember not the strife, Please do not dwell upon my death, But celebrate my life. Author Constance Jenkins