Monday, October 15, 2018


We got a big snow storm on the day of the baptism of our granddaughter. The snow is mostly gone now and the farmers can go back to the fields and finish their harvest. Our daughter has been visiting here for the last 5 weeks. Her husband came on the 8th and we had a fun time with them here. They placed the baby in the snow and took photos. After living in a semi tropical country they missed snow. We did lots of thing together. We went to the pumpkin patch around here and also an apple orchard in Iowa and then Minnesota trip.

 That is the small crochet hat I made for her.
 The family enjoying some the snow at the neighbors yard.
 The park in our town

 It was looking like Fall one day and the next we got the snow storm and the only Fall color leaf is around is sitting behind Ellie. It wasn't terribly cold for an adult but too cold for a baby. She got red nose and purple lips during this outside fun.
 We took a trip to Minnesota and there it is still Fall with all the beautiful Fall colors

 In Minnesota at a site we went to a wedding reception.
At the wedding reception. My husband did a good job toasting his marshmallows. We all enjoyed making our own s'mores.

She liked the shawl I made

 These little libraries are very popular now a days. You take one free book and leave another.

 Green Lake! We stayed here during our visit to MN.
May the days have laughter and tranquility for you and yours.

Friday, August 31, 2018

September is here

I can hardly believe that September starts tomorrow! That is how life passes right in front of our eyes. The schools have already started around here and a lot of the wheat has been harvested. We had cooler days however this week we will have days a couple days nice and warm. I just looked and it says it's 78 degrees Fahrenheit (about 25 degrees Celsius) outside but it will gets cool in the evenings.
I don't have a pattern for the little bunny. I made it from my imagination. Embroidered on face since it's for a young child and needs to have no buttons of other removable parts.
 Got my order from Alicia Paulson. I really like the lotion bar.

 My lantanas did pretty well. Someone said they had it growing like weeds at her place. Well...I wish it was the case here. I had to pay plenty for two plants. Unfortunately it doesn't show that gorgeous shade of peach in photos.
 It is all done!!

 I made some chokecherries syrup for pancakes.

 Our neighbors have a couple horses in their land now and we can see them from our place. I walked closer to get a photo.
 Son is home with us and will stay till he gets the bar exam done and then he will try to get a job somewhere else. Thin plastic as table cover since we will have our grand baby visiting soon and we can count on spills.
 Made pesto with our abundance of basil.
 Loving these pink hydrangeas in front yard.
 Gifts for granddaughter
 Toys now a days are not all that different than the ones from my time. My grandma made some rag doll by hand that were relatively similar to this cat. I love dolls when I was little. What was your favorite toy as a child?

 Sometimes life is a bowl full of cherries.
 That is what we see when we are heading out of town.

May you have a wonderful September. We plan on a visit to an orchard and a country festival this month. Pumpkin buying and making pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, and many other recipes with pumpkin. Of course there will be lots of soups since we all love soups and "soup season" has started!
May your life have quiet moments, beautiful sunsets and lots of love! May the Lord be with each one of you!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Beautiful Sunny Days!

I'm not a good patient and have been looking at screens against docs orders. Well...I'm not too bad I think. We had a lovely vacation by the lake in MN and that so relaxing.
Pattern is Spring Flowers Shawl by Pattern Paradise.

Take time to be with nature in silence.

The beginning of the Spring Flowers shawl.
 I finished the toddler quilt I got from Alicia, laid here in the guest bedroom double bed so you can see the size is large enough for toddler or a lap quilt.
 I tried adding a label just because it was cute. I am only making this for my granddaughter and not for sale.

 Our cabin at the lake.
 Some of the flowers back home
 Flowers at home
 Peace at the lake
 The cabins at the lake
One can't be in MN without spotting one of these.
I'm enjoying our flowers and vegetable garden (even if it's tiny.) I am reading The Lost Princess by George MacDonald. It's the second time I am reading it. Everyone that has kids or grandchildren should read this. It's a great book. We continue to watch our regular Netflix program. We finished the first season of Broadchurch. I found it depressing so I'm not sure if I want to continue to watch another. Any idea for something lighter ? We are also watching Poldark and that one I have been really enjoying.  
Hope you're enjoying your days despite the issues this planet has.  May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you. Ph. 4-7
Take care,