Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

Spring has sprung in our area.  Our cool days are fewer and fewer apart.  HURRAY!!!

Our phlox has just about finished blooming

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Our tulips have just about finished blooming

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Our irises will soon be blooming and it is time to plant the annuals.  The grass is turning green and once again time to mow.  One of my least favorite things to do, but it must be done.

We went junking, antiquing, last weekend.  My hubby found a box of things and everything in the box was marked $1.00.  My kind of box.  I found this blue granite pan.  Being a sucker for blue, I grabbed it up.100_1296 100_1298

I put a battery operated tea light in it at night and it is cute all lit up.  The next thing I found for only $3.00 was this little crock container with a blue stripe.  Also being a sucker for any type of pottery or crocks, I had to have it too.

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I put it in one of my bathrooms with cotton balls in it until I decide to do something else, which probably won’t be long.  I like to move things around.

I have also started on a lap quilt.  How I got the fabric is a story in itself. Each time that our dog is groomed, he comes home with a bandana.  Being the person I am and like to re-purpose things, I have saved them all and laundered them and am putting them into a lap quilt.  These are just the first 2strips because work gets in the way of doing all of the things I want to do.



There will be many more colors than this.  The triangles are all different shapes so I am having to do some trimming and also some stretching of the fabric.

I want to thank each and every one of you who leave such sweet comments.  Thank you for visiting my blog, even though I don’t blog regularly.  It seems that things get in the way of me doing that.

I hope each and everyone of you has a very blessed and fulfilled week.

Blessings - Maxine

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi Everyone

Hi Everyone -

I really haven't forgotten you, I have just been running like crazy.  We went out of town for Easter and other areas of my life seem like they are out of control at the moment.  I am working on some new projects, I am trying my hand at a lap quilt with some various fabrics I have at home.  I will show some pics in a later post.  We are trying to get flowers planted and the rest of the garden in, etc.  Springtime has hit big time in Arkansas.

Hopefully, I can get pictures of the redbud trees, the dogwood trees and all of the beautiful flowers that are blooming, posted very soon. 

Our church always has a widow's banquet every year so last night we escorted our next door neighbor to the banquet.  We had the greatest and the funniest speaker.  She is from South Louisiana and I loved her accent.  Everyone says I have an accent but you should hear her.  She has a great ministry.

Sorry there are no pictures this time, just letting you know I am still alive and kicking.

I really will try and be back with all kinds of pictures this week, inbetween aerobics classes and gardening and all of the other things life brings us.  I wish I could tell some results from the classes, but we all know how that goes.  I have a friend who would ride an exercise bike and eat chocolate cake at the same time.

Y'all have a blessed week.