Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spring's Come in Like Gang Busters!

This Robin family has already fledged. Mama has a new batch she's working on. This nest is right outside our bedroom window. In the morning I open the shade and tell her Good Morning. I usually look in on her often when I'm home.

I was driving into town last week and counted nine crimson clover fields. I had my camera with me so I found a spot to take some pictures. They are lovely.

These pictures really don't do the colors justice.

This swallow nest appear within three days. She built her nest almost under our front door. I'm sure she doesn't like the interruptions of us coming and going.

And one of my favorites........

This is one of my Rhodies. Isn't it pretty. I love the color.

Enough for now. I've been taking lots of pictures. I'll get them all online this weekend. Until then.....

Where Did May Go?

Wow. I've been sooo busy, I took a breath and it's almost June. Well all was not lost. We've had company for about 2 wks of it. So cleaning, dusting, straightening up, cooking and visiting. We had one BBQ when my DB's sis came to town from the Stockton area. We had lots of family over and combined it with my son's birthday. He turned 28. Now that's hard to fathom. My baby grew up on me.
We played horseshoes, dominos and darts. Ya, and ate. Like usual, I fixed way too much. But hay, I didn't have to cook for a week. Makes sense to me.
Nothing quilty to talk about. Nada. I've been wanting to get in my sewing room but no such luck.
Maybe next week.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

This is my mom. Thanks Mom for everything you've done for me. You're the greatest! I love you.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


There were 4 baby robins outside our bedroom window in a Spruce tree. They've grown quite a bit. Today, mama was agitated, so we looked in her nest to find only three babies. They are so big that everytime mama came near they stretched their necks and I'll bet that they squeezed one out. We looked and looked and couldn't find the fourth. They are so cute.

Maria's Double Irish Chain

I gave this quilt to my niece for high school graduation in 2001. She has loved it dearly. So much that I took it home with me last summer to put new binding on it. I surprised myself to find that I still had enough of the binding to bind it again. How cool. So she's coming out here this week to reclaim her beloved blankie. Here you go Maria. Enjoy it.