Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Lacy Bolero

  I've had this done for weeks now, and all it needed was the trim, boy work sure gets in the way of my crochet time!                                                 

I really like it now that I look at the pictures, but the day I wore it, it just didn't seem like "me". On the original one the sleeves seemed a little too long and so did the ties.

 So the one I made for my Esty shop has a little bit shorter sleeves and the ties are shorter, actually, that's the one in the picture.  The first one I made I ended up giving to a friend, and she loves it.

Having the tie front, makes it easy to adjust sizes. And it's actually pretty warm even with the lacy pattern.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Lizard Lounge

When I got home from work yesterday, the husband takes my hand and says "I want to show you something.....I'm calling it the Lizard Lounge," "you have to be quiet while we go there." So I am thinking, "we have lizards here?" 
He'd hung the hammock I'd bought a few weeks ago, once settled in it, it is quite cozy.  Once I was settled in, he pointed up into the plum tree......There was this owl and her baby, dad was over in another tree, they were watching us as close as we were watching them.  Frank thought they had to be Great Horned Owls, but I was thinking Barn Owls, and when he looked them up, we found out they are Screech  Owls............

The baby is all fuzzy, no real feathers yet.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Old Misener Place

             Like my gardening hat?  Picked it up at the thrift store, and I finally had the opportunity to wear it last week-end.  I spent the whole week-end working in the yard, and that hat really worked at keeping the sun out of my face, blew off a couple of times, but what the hay!   I love these trees, huge maples that must have been planted over 100 years ago, they will keep our house cool all summer.  I can't help but wonder who planted these trees so long ago. 
When I'm out pulling weeds and trying to manage all of these beautiful flowers I think about the lady that planted them, and I hope she's not cringing as she's looking down from heaven at the terrible job I'm doing to maintain her flower garden.  When we tell people where we live, they say, "OH, the Old Misener Place"  I don't think they were the ones who planted the maples, but I hear Mrs. Misener's flower garden was spectacular in the day.  So, Thank You, Mrs. Misener, you sure do have a beautiful garden, and I'll try and do it justice.................

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Place for Mom

 I always said to my brother and sister I would take care of mom someday.  Well, that day is getting closer. Mom is doing great, she'll be 77 and is still driving and going to Curves!  But she just needs to be closer then the 8 hour drive it takes to get to her now, and I'm the closest child to her.  She hates being alone in the winter, and I know she loves the beach, and the thought of having to move is really hard on her. But we've been talking about it since we moved back from Alaska and she's warming up to it now. Sounds like she may be getting excited now that it's really happening.............Broke ground yesterday out behind our house.

Doesn't look like that big of a spot in the dirt, but she'll have a nice 3 bedroom modular in less then 2 months!  I'm so glad she's decided to sell her place and move here while she can, and not when she has too.  This way she'll have her own space and still be able to visit when all the grandkids, and great grandkids, plus other relatives come to visit.  When we ordered the modular I didn't even realize she picked the same color as this garage she'll be using too! How funny is that!

They left the big trucks out back...........I wonder if the keys are still in them......mmmmmmm

I'm so thankful I still have my mom and for the opportunity to have her near us at this time in her life.  If you have your parents still, call them and tell them you love them, or better yet, go see them!