Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New in the Garden this Year

gorgeous pot with angel wing begonias

banana tree is getting huge
all the rain we gotten makes such
a huge difference

cast iron pots in the magnolia tree
with mini/small hostas

mini cast iron pot with cherish hosta

glass bowl with sand for the butterflies

metal train in the new hosta garden
and close to Bella's play area

ming treasure hosta blooms

ming treasure hosta in another 
gorgeous blue pot

new concrete pot for a new
hosta garden I'm putting in 
the back yard

new metal pot for the new hosta garden also


cast iron owl

pink swirl hibiscus

iron planter I lined with rocks for planting
mini evergreen tree in top basket &
mini birdbath and fairy in bottom basket

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bella's Little House

Bella on her new front porch

Bella's name sign we found at TJ Maxx

boxwood on the ends and peonies under the window

hardy gardenias under this window

patio for more play area
with her train behind the flowers

colorful birdhouses hanging in the trees

and her swing in the same area

We are finished!  Alan and Mom added new roofing tiles where needed, Alan put on a new front door and new porch.  Mom caulked and painted the outside trim and I caulked and painted the inside.  Bella has a newly refurbished house to play in. 

Many thanks go to Chad & Angie for loaning us this beautiful little house their daughters out grew so Bella would have one to play in!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Finished Cross Stitch Quilt Blocks

Sock Monkey for Grace
14 Ct White Aida
DMC Floss

Lamb for Matthew
14 Ct White Aida
DMC Floss
Stoney Creek #413 Farm Babies

The lamb was a definite challenge as it is made up of colonial knots.  I've been wanting to learn that knot as I really really don't like french knots and this was the perfect opportunity.  I don't believe I will ever forget how to make them now.  I love the way this block turned out!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1st Day of Preschool

Our baby is growing up.  She started preschool today and I don't know who was more worried about her - Me, Mom or Jennifer.  She will go 2 days a week and Mom & Jennifer will take her and I will pick her up. When they got there she did not even have time for hugs or kisses as she saw the other kids and it was time to play!  Can't you just see me having to drag her out kicking and screaming when it is time to leave. lol