May 21… a fire island hosta ,and a magnolia 

I finished Russell’s quilt top yesterday!👏👏 I’m happy with the way it turned out but I wished I would of had a darker green on the other side of the dark navy . Oh well … live and learn. Sometimes things seen in the mind doesn’t look that same when put together. 


Now I have more than  plenty of hand quilting to keep me busy.

It is magnolia time here in Ga. I love the scent those blooms put into the air. I did find out that in a small house the smell will overwhelm one.

A bud


Starting to open


Blooming


This one still isn’t opened all the way but one of the flowers that was ,was to high up for me to get a snap shot of it.

And the start of a seed pod


Here are a few more treasures I found in my garden…

   

Lily.                                                            Hibiscus 


Lily 

 
Day lily                                                     Russian sage


And lastly a baby blue jay that took a tumble out of the nest during the thunderstorm. His mama wasn’t happy about the picture taking.

Have a great week ,Deb

May 14 th Mother’s Day 

Today is not May 14 th, but what I’m writing about happened on this day . It was a very wonderful day ,for I enjoyed both my mother in law and my mom. One is 13 hrs driving timing and the other 10 1/2 hrs . Slim chance that it will happen again for one is 80 ,though in good health, my mom 76 not so much in good health, but that isn’t the important thing today.

Mom made a set of pillowcases for my son’s wedding and a pillowcase for each of the girls here at home yet.


Russell’s set ….more detail..



And this is what the girls looked like


It is just lovely embroidery, right? And it is lovely ,only there’s more to it than just lovely embroidery. Mom is totally blind in one eye,and very limited sight on the other side. Often one walks with her to guide her when she goes walking. So to do this she wears a magnifying glass around her neck with a very bright light over her work. It is a beautiful sight to see this beautiful old lady in a chair stitching away!!

Bet you had to go back to relook at that stitching.😉

Now back to my stitching as Russell’s quilt top needs to be finished this week.

Deb

ps.. daughter LouAnn framed hers … say it was to pretty to use as a pillowcase.

May 10th…… camping time again

We had beautiful weather over the weekend ,so we , the family decided it was time to go camping together . It was  a special time as Russell will be leaving us soon to move to Kentucky. 

There was fishing ,kayaking and hiking along with Camp fire meals and coffee. 


My view while sitting at the campfire.


Russ and Hubby heading out to see about a good fishing spot.


A family of geese that lived right below us … we made sure we gave them plenty of room. They were not as friendly as they were in the fall. Those little ones were mighty special .😀

And my kayak was a delight ,it felt good to be on the water again. I found that all the yard work earlier paid off.

 

 
And hiking…

 
 
And a start of a fort .. left undone…


Then home to once again get back to sewing … working on finishing the Fire island hosta quilt top ,I’m hoping to have it finished by next weekend. 

 
And sewing on dresses..


Now I need to get some things done before hubby and I go to visit his parents on the eastern shore of Md. it is his mamas 80th birthday Sunday . So the siblings are giving her a party.

Take care friends,Deb

April 23 rd…. a very special photo

Life this week has been very VERY busy ,as my daughter and her family were with us for almost a week. They are from Virginia , so we don’t get to enjoy having them around as often as the other married children. Lynn was here to help me fix my dress pattern that I want to use for Russell’s wedding. This photo is special for it is so far our only granddaughter,and she loves her PopPop . He is her hero!!😄 


PopPop had a little follower a lot this week, she even informed him ” PopPop, I follow you”,


Have a wonderful week, Deb

Oh yes ,the feature photo …. the two grandchildren kept me in flowers all week.😍

April 16 th…. a beautiful Easter Day 

It was a truly beautiful day here,with temperatures in the low 80’s with a soft breeze. I went on my normal Sunday walk,please come along and enjoy this down in the boondocks country. 


Lovely clouds 

 
Cows grazing and some of the mamas bellowing at their young for wondering to far,then a little mooing could be heard.

 
Country road that run in front of our farm

 
Farm lane also used by the deer ,which we have a plenty,

 
Rustic old fences and old hay ring

 
From woods to a field of corn

 
From berries on a cedar tree to the first yellow rose of spring..

 
To the amaryllis blooming to remind me of my Pop who gave me a bulb the last Christmas he was living. Now I have many bulbs in the flowerbed.

You would be most welcome to come in for a cold glass of sweet tea!!

Have a lovely week,Deb

April 10th… gardening and turtles 

I do this to myself every year … I don’t do a lot of  stretching  or bending through the winter months then come spring after a few days of digging ,hoeing and pulling weeds, I walk around like an old lady ,and popping painkillers before bedtime.😟 oh well ..the flowers will be worth it.

I didn’t do much sewing this week as the weather has been so lovely ,it is also high time I tackle the weeds . The flowers really took a set back when we had the killing frost a few weeks back,some will not bloom for the buds were frozen. The plants didn’t die so that is good. Here is  peek into my little world..


Verbena blooming


Viburnum 


Kiwi starting to grow


Flowerbed duties


Lovely field of weeds ,our field so less.


Jenny ,our coyote chaser, a lot of farms have donkeys in the pastures for they will keep the coyotes out .


The sun was setting at one end of the house and the moon was rising on the other end


And now for the turtle ….my grand children found this little box turtle . It’s shell was still soft ,so it was newly hatched.



It is starting to eat for the children. They informed me his name is “Bert” and if they find out later on it’s a girl then his name will be changed to “Gert”. 😀   Bert is now a family member. 

Have a lovely week, friends.