Thursday, May 29, 2008

Welcome babies!

I have not sewn another stitch since my last post. Too much work to do. But there is excitement- Roberta's babies are here!
The sewing will have to wait because now I am going to pack for ......VACATION! A week with my favorite people!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Patio Putzing

Before-looking tired but still in good shape.

After-some spray paint and fabric

One down, three to go, plus a table. Will share it when it is ALL done.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Busy Saturday

We started the morning doing yard sales and came home without one purchase!!! We did stop at the Salvation Army store and I found a Ralph Lauren denim dress for $3 that I quickly turned into this glamorous garden gal.

She is missing two things: 1. An apron- which I will find in my basement in a box of aprons I ordered on Ebay several years ago and 2. A name. I need some help with that. All suggestions are welcome- leave your names in my comments below.

I also got just about all of the planting done in the yard. Tomorrow we have lots of mulch to spread! Let's hope the rain stops so we can get it spread before it's back to work on Monday. I have also been busy painting and sewing for a little patio spruce up. Hope to show you the before and after tomorrow. For now, here are a few more pictures taken this afternoon.

This birdhouse looks so sad but is home to a happy family. For some reason of all the birdhouses in our yard, this one is about the most favorite, serving as home to several families each year. By the way, Roberta, the robin, continues to sit on the nest she created in the basket on our front door.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


My Aunt Mildred.....I have not seen her since I was nine years old- that would be 42 years ago! The world has been made smaller because of email and the internet but still too big when you can't visit with those you love very often. This is when I last saw her- she visited us in Aruba and was there for my birthday. I still have the beautiful Bible she gave me for that birthday.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Mothers' Day

Mom and me...more than 50 years ago. My mom is not only beautiful but she is also wonderful! She created such a perfect childhood for my brother and me. We had picnic lunches at the beach everyday; she was always the mom who volunteered to help at school and all of my friends would tell me how beautiful my mom was. She always made our home cozy and pretty. She created the best birthday parties. More importantly, she has always been there for me and lets me know she loves me in so many ways. I am so happy to be her daughter.

I love you, Mom!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend of gardening

We began Saturday at the flower auction. Once we had the car filled we stopped. Next year I will be sure to have a truck as I never even went out to see the trees and shrubs.

Then the planting began!

One Mama Robin took my note literally and has made her nest in the basket on our front door. So far no eggs. We will be using the garage door for a while now I guess!