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.

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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

11 comments:

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Maxine!....your tulips are BEEEE-U-T-FUL!!....I love tulips!!....love the phlox too, been thinking about planting some of that!

Thank you for sharing pics of you great finds too!....have a joyous week!

Janet

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Hi Maxine :)
Your phlox is so pretty...Mine is just starting to bloom!
Wonderful goodies you found...and your lap quilt is very nice...what a clever idea, using the bandanas!!

Have a happy week!

Dan said...

You got a lot of great stuff last weekend! Your flowers are looking really good! I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

~Dan~

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Great finds, Maxine! And your flowers look wonderful....love those tulips! I don't have much of a green thumb, but my knockout rose bushes look pretty good...they make me happy anyway!

Your lap quilt is going to be awesome too!

Have a great day!
Tammy

Lynn said...

Maxine, all of your flowers are soo beautiful! I especially love your phlox! My roses seem to be doing real good so far! I love seeing them all blooming so pretty, and they smell so good!

Have a great evening, and thank you so much for visiting me on my blog! Stop by anytime!

Blessings,
~Lynn

colonialhomestead said...

Your flowers are pretty. Happy blooming!

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Maxine~ Your phlox is just gorgeous and so are your tulips. It's cold and rainy here today so the pictures of your flowers warmed my heart with a smile. :)
Your new found treasures are nice and such good deals!
What a great idea using the scarfs that your pooch comes home with to make a quilt. It will serve double purpose when it keeps you warm with lots of loving memories.
Hugs to you~ Birgit

Farmchick said...

I'm jealous of your flowers...a little too early here for that! I know...it will come in good time! :)

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Hey Maxine! Your phlox & tulips are just beautiful. My Mama loved her phlox. I can't get them to grow at my house.
Love your finds too! And I think its neat that you are making a quilt out of your dog's hankercheifs! What a cute idea! Our dog used to come home with one after every grooming too, but she would chew them up before we could take them off! LOL!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunny said...

Your spring flowers are just beautiful, and what a lovely blanket your phlox makes.
You never know what treasures are waiting to be discovered. The little crock is wonderful.
Sunny :)

Nezzy said...

Your bloomers are just beautiful!!! What a cool idea for a quilt and I just love that little crock. You've been a busy little bee this week. I just mowed my acre of yard today in 49-50 mph wind! I know a bit crazy, right!!! Well, it's Thursday and I always mow on Thursday, besides...I like my grass even. I'm twisted (sick) like that!

Ya'll have yourself a terrifically blessed day!!!