Happy Mother’s Day

My daughter sent me this song this morning… needless to say it did bring back memories of the children when they tried helping me out ,and things didn’t work out as they planned.

Enjoy!and have a good laugh.😂

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May,13… Hand quilt along…

Ode to My Wife the Quilter

She learned to quilt on Monday.

Her stitches all were very fine.

She forgot to thaw out dinner.

so we went out to dine.

She quilted miniatures on Tuesday.

she says they are a must.

They really were quite lovely.

But she forgot to dust.

On Wednesdays it was a sampler.

She says stipling’s fun.

What highlights! What Shadows!

But the laundry wasn’t done.

Her patches were on Thursday –

Green, yellow, blue and red.

I guess she was really engrossed;

She never made the bed.  It was wall hangings on Friday,

In colors she adores.I  t never bothered her at all,

The crumbs on the floors.  I found a maid on Saturday.

My week is now complete.  My wife can quilt the hours away;

The house will still be neat.

Well, it’s already Sunday.

I think I’m about to wilt.  I cursed, I raved, I ranted,

The MAID has learned to QUILT!

Author Unknown

Believe it or not it is time again for the quilting update!

The weather has turned very warm the last week ,so I now have some hrs to quilt again in the afternoon when it is too warm to work outside.

Here is where I was three weeks ago..

I was able to do the other half of the quilt as pictured above,rolled the quilt and am half way again done with the purple/black and white spike swag.

This photo shows the quilting pattern on the spikes.

If I can keep up with this pace I might just get it done by Christmas.🙂

Here is the list of others that are joining in on the Hand quilt along.

Check’m out!

Lori: https://quiltingneeds.com

Margaret: https://thecraftycreek.com

Kerry: https://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com

Emma: https://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.blog

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com

Connie: https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com

Deborah: https://adailydoseoffiber.wordpress.com

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

Jessica: https://myhappycountryfarm.wixsite.com/website

Sherry: https://bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

Nannette: https://doitrightquilter.com

Sassy: http://farmquilter.blogspot.com

Edith http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com/

Sharon https://piecinglifetogetheronestitchatatime.wordpress.com/

May,11….. a new arrival….

I love being a MomMom… why?

I get to hold baby with no responsibility like

Changing diapers,sleepless nights ,walking floors day and night,

Then no potty training,very little discipline on my part,

You get the picture!

I do get to spoil ,play,read and make cookies for them, that spells FUN!

So who’s the new arrival? Alexis Jayne 6 lbs.13ozs. 19 1/2 in.

Love those toes!

Happy siblings

Proud dad

And a very sweet moment with mommy

She makes number eight and the second girl.

And I need to show off this little fella who’s a sweetheart!

He charms me into most anything!😄

Have a great weekend ,friends!

April 22,.. Hand Quilt along

Some may wonder if hand sewing, with its seemingly endless stitches, has a real place in today’s busy home.

Just as comfortable a place, we reply, as the rocking chair in the nursery. –Sarah Howard Stone

Believe it or not ..it is time for an update. I’m pleased to say that I did get a little done on my quilt . I do need to step it up though if I’m to have this finished by the end of the year!

Here is where I was last update ….

I had the corner to finish before I could do a roll. I finished the corner ,and am headed back almost to the center of the quilt doing the light piece between the white ,navy swag and the turquoise points. I stopped where the glasses , thread and scissors are.

Until the next update,happy sewing!

The others that are in this group ,doing lovely work by hand are..

Lori: https://quiltingneeds.com

Margaret: https://thecraftycreek.com

Kerry: https://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com

Emma: https://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.blog

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com

Connie: https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com

Deborah: https://adailydoseoffiber.wordpress.com

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

Jessica: https://myhappycountryfarm.wixsite.com/website

Sherry: https://bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

Nannette: https://doitrightquilter.com

Sassy: http://farmquilter.blogspot.com

Edith: http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com

Sharon: https://piecinglifetogetheronestitchatatime.wordpress.com

April 20….garden update

The flowerbeds are almost finished,if the mulch wouldn’t have ran out it would have been done. The hardest part is finished though. I also got caught up with the mowing,trimming trees,and shrubs up. Hoping to get a little quilting in tomorrow so I can at least say I got a little done. Enjoy the garden photos….

That wheelbarrow is one handy thing to have around,even the grandchildren get pushed around in it.🙂

I love to sit on the porch just as the sun is coming up with a cup of coffee in my hands ,listening to the birds sing, and other nature sounds.

Here is the mower that I use to mow the five acres that need mowing here on the farm.

I love living in the country but at times it can be frustrating when wild animals come into your yard making holes that you have to fill in and level out. Armadillos can be a for real pain!

Living in one of my rose bushes is a nest of little birds , mama bird wasn’t happy with my at all! She gave strict orders for those little things to hunker down,and not move… and that is just what they did!

Have a great weekend!

Apr.13 ….. Gardening…

“..is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.”

–  Elizabeth Murray

Beautiful lines but what it doesn’t tell you of all the back aches ,sore fingers ,ant bites and an endless amount of weeds that come with this art. So why do I have flowerbeds and a little garden? A finished flowerbed and a healthy little garden gives me much satisfaction when completed. Let me show you were I have spent many an hour the last week.

Before tacking the flowerbed,here’s a before….

Weeds and lots of pruning needed to be done. Here is how far I’ve gotten on this flowerbed…

The white stuff is shredded paper I like to put in under the mulch it helps keep the ground cooler in the summer when the days are very warm.

I’m about half way done,the other half still looks like this.

I also have all the limbs and old leaves cleaned up from under the pecan trees so that it can be mowed. There’s also a Pileated woodpecker that visited me out there looking for the last few pecans to be found.

Lots of little piles burning the debris

Then a raised garden was made.. we don’t need a large garden anymore with just a few of us here at home. So my son Mike found some old railroad ties for me,and it work out perfect!

It is now ready to be planted… that’s on next weeks list.🙂

Now for a show and tell of the flowers blooming around me….

Also the azaleas will be ready to prune next week as they are starting to drop their blooms.

So no sewing here for a bit… the weather is just to nice outdoors.

Have a great weekend !