Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bella Bella Bella

1st Birthday

1 year portrait

getting ready for cake

present time

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Almost 1 Year Already

will be 1 year old Sunday the 25th
checking out her new rocker

her birthday hat my friend Deb made
she loves them and they are so pretty

I found this wicker rocker at a junk shop a couple of months ago and all it needed was a fresh coat of white paint and a little girl that loves her new chair.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weeds, Weeds & More Weeds

But first lets enjoy the mums starting to bloom. Caught these at Walmart as they were unloading for 98 cents each. Beautiful lavender mums by our garden gate.

2 cast iron kettles full

our very embarrassing weedy garden
my work in progress every Saturday morning
hoping for rain every Friday night!

made progress this past Saturday
weeded and moved hostas from
behind Alan's shop to their new home

I re-weeded the little pond area and
started down the row weeding and
moving plants as needed

big white birdhouse with rotted
foundation - killed all the termintes
and yellow jackets - now for a new
bottom and to get it back on it's post

new telephone pole piece found on the side of the road
got it planted and concreted in this past weekend
it's behind the stock tank and will have an
old mailbox on it for fish food, etc

After the rain Labor Day weekend it was a joy to work in the garden this past weekend. The temps were in the 70s and the weeds came right on out. It didn't seem to matter how far down we dug the ground was still moist. I really need to win the lottery so I can stay home and work in the garden every day. Those pesky weeds wouldn't stand a chance then. haha

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Little By Little

We made some progress during the months of July and August. I chose to start at the back of the garden since it is in the shade during the morning hours with our 95+ degree summer days these past months. But first here is a beautiful flower blooming:

"Cypella Herbertii" Goblet Flower
an Iris relative and gorgeous
I planted by the little pond so it wouldn't
get lost in the mess we call a garden

our line of crape myrtles
trimmed up and ready to bloom

stella de oro daylilies and
3 new hydrangea seedlings planted this weekend
we started from Grandma Belcher's bush
all cleaned out and weed free
bald cypress trees not happy with the
summer heat and no rain

the back corner
K-Mart red daylilies - weed free
chase tree and rose bush both trimmed up

sweet autumn clematis gone
and rugosa rose free to live
I plan on making a concrete block planter
and replant the roses in the near future

Wild Cat sleeping while we work

I am so glad our 90+ days seem to be behind us. Over Labor Day weekend we got about 2" of rain which has helped with the weeding so much, now I can actually dig out some of the blackberry vines and weedy trees instead of cutting them down which makes for a huge since of accomplishment.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cross Stitch Quilt Blocks


For Connor - LDI
The Football Player
The California Raisins - Sporty Raisins
14 ct White Aida, DMC Floss

For Connor - LDI
The Jogger
The California Raisins - Sporty Raisins
14 ct White Aida, DMC Floss

I had forgotten how much fun these little characters were to stitch. It has been about 25 years since I stitched my last one and that was for one of Jennifer's friends when she was a little girl. I went to San Francisco for a work trip and stitched it on the plane ride there and back.