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,

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June still

Hard to believe June is about over! Hope everyone is enjoying life and this marvelous weather. Of course there are worries. Our land in Iowa is so flooded that it causes worries.  However this helps to easy one's mind : "Don't worry about anything instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done." Phl 4:6.
I used the pattern from mina dress for the upper part and will use this fabric for the skirt part. Hope it will be ok. The yarn is, "I Love This Cotton."
 Banana, almond milk, protein powder and blueberries. I read that blueberries are good for the brain.
 My lovely potted peach color Lantanas.
 Afternoon tea and a treat.
 Projects and readings

 In Iowa
 Iowa - mom-in-law's flowers.
 Iowa cardinal
 mom-in-law's backyard
 view from her front door. It looks so green with all the rains they had.
 Done, finally got the pixie cap done for granddaughter and will send it soon so they may use it for photos. You can make this to give as a gift to a new mom, it's very easy to make. Pattern here.
 Rhubarb custard pie links here and here. I decided to place the rest of the batter in the pie but I don't recommend anyone to do that. It got it wayyy too full.
 Now that this tree in front of the house is flowering it's full of bees and other insects.
 The tree that attracts bees!
 Some of potted plants
 In my herb garden
 somewhere by front door...I have weeded it since this photo.

Wishing you a lovely end of week and peaceful 4th of July for those who are in the US.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 2018

Hope everyone is enjoying Spring. Today was somewhat cold here temp right now is 63 degrees Fahrenheit which is about 17 Celsius. I apologize if I have not been at your blogs for a visit. My eye doctor recommends that I spend very little time looking at screens. I have terrible dry eyes and now I have a beginning of glaucoma. I must avoid, computers, ipads and phones. This is sad since I do a lot in the computer and use my ipad a lot.
I got another embroidery kit from Alicia.
 I got Lantanas because I love how they look. I have a beautiful peach color that I didn't got in photos.

 I made a few bloomers for the granddaughter and used this pattern- bloomers.
 These easy and fun to make. I forgot to take photos of the previous ones I made and have sent to her.
 I really liked this recipe -  Veggie Crescent Bites
 I am still making soup since I love soup and we are still having some not so hot weather.
 Vacation bible school in a country church nearby.
 I got some of these vincas, such sweet pink color.
 This was the nursery we went to get our flowers.
 Got this for Mother's Day and have planted outdoors but not sure if it survive. Love that gentle pink.
 We have a new lawyer in the family!
 The Lilacs were looking so beautiful a few days ago when travelling.
 I finished the blanket to donate to church.

May you have a wonderful weekend, lots of sunshine, peace and quietness.