Thursday, May 19, 2022

I like Thursdays: May 19, 2022

 Happy Thursday!  

It's "I Like Thursday" and time to share a positive post!  Be sure to check out other inspirations at our Lee Anna's website, Not Afraid of Color!  

I didn't sew at all this week because I was outside in the garden and boy did it feel good!  The weather has been wonderful and I wanted to take advantage of it while I could.  There is something so therapeutic about working in the garden.  I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the fresh air too!

Our sweet elderly neighbors down the road got their new gazebo last Friday.  Everyone likes to visit them on their front porch and we all were excited that they had even more room for folks to visit.  A few years ago, the couple rescued some baby squirrels after their mother was killed and feeding squirrels became a kind of passion for them.  They have often said that their friends and the squirrels got them through the worst of the pandemic.  Anyway, they got some gazebo warming gifts including this awesome tin sign which they immediately featured at the front of the gazebo:

Scout and Tinkerbell are enjoying the additional area as well.  This photo cracks me up.  Tinkerbell has more freedom of movement because she is on a longer lead.  Scout often decides that's not fair and sits on Tinker's leash!  😂

Wishing you fair skies and gorgeous weather this weekend!
Have a safe and happy day!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

I Like Thursdays: May 12, 2022

 Happy Thursday!

It's time to celebrate the good in life and post it on "I like Thursdays" hosted by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color.  

Another season of Call The Midwives ended last Sunday.  The last episode of the season was a real rollercoaster!  I'm also grateful that Restoring Galveston just started a new season.  There is very little on tv that I enjoy but I do like this show!

Little Remi is doing well and she and her Mama are home safely.  My brother (her grandfather --above) apparently is visiting her all the time.  She's his first grandchild and he just can't get enough of her!  I don't blame him!

In the sewing room, I'm only working on a patchwork quilt that uses up charms.  

The garden is where I'm spending most of my time.  There is always so much to do.  But the catbirds are back, a lady cardinal is building a nest nearby, and soon my neighbor and I will be spreading mulch.  I'm so grateful for the young man who lives next door and is willing to let me hire him to help.  Mulching is so necessary here but it's getting more difficult to do as I get older.

Wishing you a safe and happy weekend!

Thursday, May 5, 2022

I LikeThursdays: May 5, 2022

 I have the best news this week!

Remi Joanna was born last evening at 5:21 p.m.
She weighted 8 lbs.

My niece Maggie was a trooper.  It was a tough pregnancy and a tougher delivery.  Maggie's labor was induced on Monday but our little baby still took forever in getting her.  We had a chain text going during the whole time and Matt, Maggie's husband and Rema (Maggie's Mom who was allowed to be with her!) kept us updated.  

At one point early Tuesday morning, the baby was in some distress as the umbilical cord was under compression but the doctors filled Maggie with saline which reduced the pressure on the cord.

Both Mama and baby are doing fine!

So this is the best news for our family.  We are relieved that baby Remi and Maggie are both safe.

Today is the perfect day to announce's I Like Thursday sponsored by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color.  Join her for other positive posts!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

I Like Thursdays: April 28, 2022

 It's Thursday and time to celebrate the little things in life that bring us joy!  Please visit our hostess Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color for more positive posts!

Every year we love spring.  I know why we call it "spring"--it's because at some point, everything seems to pop or spring-up.  My husband was away at work for a week and I told him on the phone, "wait to see you the garden now."  He wasn't disappointed!

Celebrating Canine Friendships!

These two dogs are the best of friends and we are all grateful that we've been able to sit outside with neighbors and enjoy the spring.  Tinkerbell the chihuahua and our poodle Scout just love each other.  

Yes my machine broke.  It seems to happen every spring that I get a good jam but the good news is that I have a repairman that I trust.  It needed the yearly tune-up anyway.  The other good news is it's spring and I could work in the garden instead of sewing.

Another rite of spring are freezer meals.  It's that wonderful time of year when all I have to do for dinner is pull out something that we made a few months ago and heat it up.  I don't have to think about meals so much and I get to clean out the freezer before summer!

Have a wonderful and happy day!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

I Like Thursdays: April 21, 2022

 Greetings and happy Thursday!  Time to share our favorite things and fill the internet with positive energy!

Despite some crappy weather and me being under the weather, it's been a pretty good week.  Mom's latest CT Scan shows the blood clots have all dissolved!

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  The garden is greening up despite the cool temperatures and I have often thought that I like it best even though there isn't many blooms yet!  I just love the greenery and the different textures of the plants.  It's peaceful.

This week I'm also enjoying my Hall Pottery.  The color is China Red.   Family members have sent many pieces they had to me because my kitchen is red and white.

Most of the pieces are from my Great-Grandmother.  Family members have told me that there was a traveling salesman who sold the pieces and my Great-Grandmother would buy a piece every time he came by.  The pottery also looks wonderful with my Pioneer Woman dishes!  Those are the aqua mugs you see to the right of the top shelf.

Mystery gifts!  My mother received a gift basket of crackers and cookies the Saturday before Easter.  No card and no idea who sent them.  Later that day I also received a gift.  No card and no idea who sent this magnificent t-shirt!  It's wonderful!  

 Usually it's my husband that sends us these kinds of gifts but he said it wasn't him!  Thank you to whoever sent our gifts!

Be sure to check out other happy posts over at Lee Anna's at Not Afraid of Color!

Have a safe and happy day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

To-Do-Tuesday: April 19, 2022


Happy Tuesday!  
It's To-Do day hosted by Linda at Texas Quilt Gal.  Please visit her wonderful website for inspiration and what other bloggers are doing!

It was an up and down week.  I didn't get anything done on my quilt because the weather was good and I took the opportunity to work in the garden.  I did finish one more embroidered block.  By the end of the week I was getting ill with a kidney infection and was worn out.  So most of my goals are the same.  We'll see what I get done.

To Do List:

Work on my the quilt for my cousin's grandson.

Continue embroidering my quilt blocks.

Wishing you a safe and happy day!

Continue to work on my embroidery blocks.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

I Like Thursdays: April 14, 2022

 Good morning and happy Thursday to you all!  Today is the day that bloggers share things that make them happy!  Our hostess is Lee Anna from Not Afraid of Color and please visit her blog to view other positive posts!

Scout continues to make us happy.  We have three bunnies eating our garden and the bunnies tend to startle Scout.  After she learns she can't catch them, she stands above a small bunny statue in our garden as if to say, "Well I have this one," but still keeps a watchful eye for more bunnies.  Silly goil.

Work has commenced on the garden.  When I have a free moment, I'm cleaning out leaves that have blown in and all the weeds that seem to pop up everywhere.  It feels wonderful to be outside again!

The weather here is WARM and was in the 80s yesterday.  We are getting more seasonable weather (in the 60s) this weekend.

I'm still enjoying "Call the Midwives" on PBS and convinced my neighbor she has to watch it too.  Another show I appreciate these days is "Home Work" on HGTV.  The couple in Utah are charming and I like that they have a different designing scheme than most (no grey, no modern, etc).

Wishing you a safe and happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022


Good morning and welcome to To-Do-Tuesday hosted by Linda at Texas Quilt Gal!

Yes, I've been gone for over a month.  I'm finally getting my sewing groove back.


Some finishes:

Two baby quilts for the twins that were born in March.  Both of the baby girls were over 6 lbs each! 

My niece loves sloths and I made two of these baby quilts with a sloth (and other animals) print.  One is for my niece Maggie who is due in May with her first baby girl.  The other I gave to the neighbor down the street who recently became a grandmother to a beautiful little girl!

Part of the reason I haven't been posting is that I'm doing a lot of embroidery right now and it is taking me a good long time to get projects done.  I did finish the April block for my Bunny Calendar quilt:

So what's on the agenda for the following week?  Well I am hoping to finish piecing this top for my cousin's new grandson.
He was born in the fall and I'd like to get the quilt to him before he turns 1!  😂

I finished the blocks yesterdays and hopefully I will have time to piece it this week.  It's been a crazy couple of weeks with caring for sick family members.  We'll see if I can get it done and ready for the quilter! 🤞

Wishing you a safe and happy day!