Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Remembering those who have
and are currently serving our country.
God bless you all!
Thank you for our freedom!

May God bless our country.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Toast... baby brother.

Happy Birthday!

New Neighbors

Our neighbors have a Killdeer nesting in their front flower bed.  She is right next to the sidewalk, 5 feet from the porch.  She picked a very busy, high traffic area.
I watered flowers for our neighbor over the weekend and had forgotten about their new neighbor.  I was reminded quickly as I heard a loud piercing chirpping - like an alarm.  I walked within 2 feet of her nest and she got crazy upset.  She did the "broken wing dance", to distract me and to get me away from her nest. 
I kept assuring her everything was okay, but she didn't listen. 

She has every right to be crazy upset.  See her camoflauged eggs just to the right of the light?  She has been sitting on these 3 eggs for well over a week now, even in the pouring rain.  Such a dedicated mother. 

We tend to have a Killdeer nest in the area every year, but I have yet to see the chicks. 

Wouldn't that be awesome!?!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Extra Help

I started knitting a prayer shawl last night and for some reason I had a LOT of help.  They go through these spells were they HAVE to be held and cuddled and shown tons of attention.  Of course it is on their terms only.  If I were having one of those needy clingly days and wanted them to sit with me they would hiss and bite and claw.  Ya gotta love em.

This shawl for a young lady who is going away to boarding school in a couple of months. She isn't going far from home, but she will be AWAY from home.  She is only 15 so the transition may be hard.   We thought it might be nice for her to take some prayers and a little extra love with her. 

Say a little extra prayer for someone you love tonight.  Hope your week is going well.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Over the Weekend I.....

fussed at Scruffy for sleeping in the front flower bed,

watched hummingbirds feed,

went to my first QuinceaƱera for one of Little Girl's best friends (loved it!),

fussed at Indie for being on the table,

watched it rain and then rain some more,

finished a prayer shawl, finished two dish clothes, and did very little housework.

It was a great weekend!
Hope yours was.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Get Ready

Okay, so I gotta do this.

WWKiP Day 2010

  The week of  June 12th to the 20th.

Let's do this- want to? 

I hope you will.

Let me know what your plans are and what date you pick.  I would love to see pictures and share stories on this blog.  It can be as simple as sitting in the park knitting during your lunch break.  You could knit while commuting on public transportation (I do this on a regular basis).  Get a couple of your knitting buddies together enjoy some time at a restaurant.  You could organize a group and do it up big.   Heck - knit when you go out clubbing!  Okay I just put that one in there to see if you were paying attention.   We all know we can knit just about anywhere.  Wouldn't be fun to be with others and share your love for the knitting. 

Seriously, let's do this thing!  Let me know if you want to.  I am - even if I have to celebrate right by myself.

Check out this site for more information. 


Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Take a look at that.  So what do you think?  Hubby and I have been playing with this idea of a recycled wine bottle hummingbird feeder for a while and I think we got it.  We've been feeding hummers for a couple of weeks from our creations.  This is a recycled wine bottle wired with flowers cut from drink cans added for some color to attract the birds.  The whole project is made from recycled materials except  for the feeding tube.  

Here's a hummer taking a shot from a Cabo Wabo Tequila bottle.
(Love Cabo Wabo and Sammy Hagar)

It took me a little while to get these shots.  I waited patiently on the other side of the back steps, for what seemed forever, hiding from the birds.  I was beginning to wonder if I had hid myself well enough but then a hummer approached.  Just as he was swooping in to take a drink I heard a loud MEOW!  

Scruffy blew my cover!!  I tried to shoo her away but the more I tried the more determined she was to stick her big head through the railing for me to pet.  The more determined she became the more she meowed.  I finally had to give in and make her go inside.  She is still pouting but I'm sure she'll be over it by morning.

Sorry I've been away from blog world for several days.  I've had a lot going on lately and  lots of running around to do.  To be honest, there's been some lazy thrown into the mix too.  

Thanks for checking in.   Hope you're having a groovy week!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What a Nice Day

What a nice day!  Hubby fixed breakfast and Little Girl is cooking supper. Friday night we had a combination Birthday / Mother's Day celebration.  My birthday was earlier this week so we decided we would have Big Girl and her family over for supper and enjoy our time together.  This was a way to keep Big Girl from having to travel to both grandmother's today and actually get to enjoy her very 1st Mother's Day.  We had a great time.  That Grand Baby is too sweet.

Look at those sweet feet printed on a flower pot. 

So sweet.

My favorite smell good from Hubby and Little Girl.

This is how I spent a good portion of the day - knitting and supervising hubby brewing.  He was concerned that I might not want him to brew on Mother's day, but I insisted.  After all, I drink as much of his home brew as he does and our supply is running low. 

I love cards, especially for me.  Lots of love being shared.

A ground hog decided to give us a Mother's Day visit
and raced through the neighborhood.

I hope you have enjoyed your day as much as I have.

Happy Mother's Day


Sometimes I think God grew tired of making
thunder and mountains and dawn redly breaking;
weary of fashioning gorges and seas,
weary of planting great forest of trees.

Sometimes I think God grew tired of heating
the earth with the sun and of fully completing
the whole of the world!

God grew tired,
and so He took just a bit of the soft afterglow,
He took just a petal or two from a flower
and took a songbird from a sweet scented bower.
The dewdrops He took from the heart of a rose
and added the freshness of each breeze that blows.
Across long green meadows He took all the love
left over from making His heaven above.

His kind fingers mixed them -
God's hand and no other -
and made, for the first time, the soul of a mother.

Margaret E. Sangster

Happy Mothers' Day -
especially to those in heaven.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

For the Love of Sock Monkeys

Okay - I confess, I LOVE SOCK MONKEYS!!!  I do, I really do.  I don't know why... but I do.  I have the urge to make sock monkeys again and think I may.   I have found myself surfing the web over the past few days looking at sock monkeys.  Could that be a problem or a sign of something serious?  I think I have a pair of red heel socks in my stash that I have been saving for a time like this.   I hope I do anyway.  I will have to take the plunge into my pool of craft "stuff" this weekend and see what I have.  Every now and then you just need a sock monkey fix.

Do you love sock monkeys?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Handmade Market

Today me and Little Girl went to the The Handmade Market hosted by The Handmaidens.  It was wonderful.  This is a great show full of some the most talented artists and crafts people.  I was taken back by the creativity.  When I see arts and crafts at this level it challenges me to try harder.  To get a taste of what you missed check out the vendors that were there.  This was well worth my Saturday morning, especially getting to spend some time with my little one.  I think her favorite part was the fortune telling pencil machine.  It actually dispenses pencils with fortunes written on them.  We had a great time together and enjoyed lunch and some talk time.  What a nice day.

Hope you're having a great weekend.