Tuesday, July 29, 2014

raining cats and dogs this week

it is supposed to be rainy and have lightening and such the beginning of this week
so what better way to start out the week
than with raining cats and dogs

here is the "dogs" part LOL
one more mug rug down
and in the box!  

purple and butterflies

here is my butterfly bush. I need to deadhead it but the purple spikes are so pretty

this picture is just "keeping it real". see? I have work to do!

and this is the poison ivy garden.......
I mean the back "tree fell on the garden" garden
maybe next year it will look better

there......doesnt that look better?

and when I zoomed in..........
a butterfly

or moth like thing with white on its wing. almost looks like someone painted it.
isnt nature wonderful?

Monday, July 28, 2014

rocks in my head

anyone ever make treasure rocks?
what are they you say?

they are made of flour, salt, water,sand and coffee grounds.
they are made to look like real rocks and surround a surprise
in this case for the girls, some rings

dont they look good?
once they dry a bit, the inside will stay a little moist but outside will be crunchy

and you crack it open
I love making these.
these are for the yard sale

this little piggy went to market and this little piggy stayed home

four of these little piggy banks are done
I need to cut out more now
easy peasy project that I can work on before going to work
I stitched around the coin hole
to stabilize it a bit

these will sell on the kids table
cut, fast and fun
gotta see if I have other felt colors
I know i have a whole yard of pink
the boys may not be a fan

rose of sharon

remember the story of this bush? when we came to see the house
my hairdresser, Sharon, was the one that told me about it
when we did a walk around we saw this Rose of Sharon bush
and I knew with all the other things
1) I found a 4 leaf clover in the yard while waiting for the realtor
2) we saw Rose of Sharon- hairdresser is Sharon and told us about house
3) I saw lillies - My Moms favorite flower
4) we had a pignut tree- mother in laws favorite thing
we KNEW........

it was the house for us...... arent these guys pretty?

I tried to get the bee in there. he was happily buzzing along his daily work

and look! buds galore!  for more flowers later on
how lucky am I?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

remembering Mom

when I walked around the garden today to see what needs to be watered, weeded etc this is what I saw.
Is BIGFOOT for real?
Judge for yourself
I think that the area cat named Charlie has BIG feet AND likes to use my garden as a potty
just sayin............

even though the deer ate my petunias they seem to have made a good comeback which is nice
Hi Gram!  my Gram LOVED petunias. I planted these for her
my sedum is looking nice and should be pretty this Fall by
the looks of the number of blossoms coming

these guys are still blooming. I need to deadhead some more and trim.
maybe try and make some cuttings from the trimmings
you can see our expensive ac system in the background

but look! remember those things I said didnt look like weeds?  good thing I didnt pull them up
Its Mom
saying HI
and man it looks like she is waving madly
look at all those buds and flowers
love you Mom
and miss you

close up of these pretties......

I guess she is happy we are thinking of her......

what I see when I awoke today

this is what I see when I awoke today.....how did THIS get HERE?
Hmmmmmm.....let me guess

more evidence!  hmmmmmm........

lets get the facts. hubs likes these.....and shares them with someone whose name I wont mention.

and then this is what I saw......
when brought in for questioning...........

I dont know what you are talking about. I want to speak to my lawyer.

well maybe I know SOMETHING about it...
whats in it for me?

little buggar....
life is never boring with Dunkin around!