Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I've got the blues...............

and some greens..................
and some grays and purples................

And hopefully soon I'll have something to show you that combines them all...............

Thursday, June 17, 2010

come on over to my yarden~~~

Come on over and see how pretty all the flowers are!  The rain has done a lot of good, and the weather is perfect today.
The wingless fairy is back again, the pansies are loving her!

The cats enjoy some porch time with us.  The big guy made the "cat anchors" to keep them on the porch. 
They usually make a lot of interesting macrame knots with their leashes.
This year we have a pair of bluebirds in the bird house!  They are soooooo pretty!!!!  and so shy!
Porch pots make "walls" on our open decking.  Love the purple and the swirly curly greens!
One of the not so real birds in our yarden.
The beginnings of a new flower bed.....
A few new plants............. now watch for a future finished picture!

Meanwhile I'm going to take it easy for a bit and have a nice adult beverage..........
Loving me some summer in Wisconsin!

Monday, June 14, 2010

They annoyed Pluto too................

If those adorable little chipmunks by the impossibly cute (hack hack) names of Chip N Dale are one of your favorites, perhaps you shouldn't read any further.
Remember how they drove poor Pluto up the walls........ literally, UP the walls?
The real life ones drive our poor Kona nearly up the walls also.  She spends hours, seriously hours, watching the trees when they are out and about in the yard.  One day we had to actually DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG her into the house to get a drink of water and rest for a bit.   She hates them, they make her crazy, and even though they are younger and supposedly faster than she is........ she has managed to "get" three of them so far!  You go girl!  There was a time I thought they were a bit on the cute side to, however stealing the bird food and making a mess of my baby plants has cured me of that.

yeah, point and laugh guys, just remember, as of today it's:
black lab -----------------3
cute little chipmunks---- 0

Friday, June 11, 2010

Handbell Wednesday!

My hand bell group performed at a local hospital on Wednesday for their special service honoring patients who have died during the past year.  They have a lovely Healing Garden behind the hospital with lots of flowers, benches, and a pool with Koi in it.
Little V is always on hand with her camera and I usually don't know when she is taking a picture of me, this time I was trying to subtly motion her to not take one...............
guess she wasn't paying attention!
Don't you love the white gloves?  I always feel like Mickey Mouse when I play bells!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hey quilters, come vote for a fellow quilters daughter!

Check out this audition for the next great show!  Her mom is a quilting friend, and if you can vote a couple times that would be awesome!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sigh........... HEAVY SIGH..............

Summer in Wisconsin can be a totally delightful thing.
Warmer weather (when it doesn't hit that ultra high heat index thingy)
balmy breezes.............
It was summer here last week.  It actually was bordering on too hot and humid, but still, summer none-the-less.
So I did something I have never done in my life.

I bought a pair of pretty sandals just because I really really wanted them.
Now here I am set back by $39.97 plus tax, and no I couldn't use the Save An Extra 20% off coupon because they were a "Bonus Buy".   But what really makes me sigh is that the weather has cooled off considerably and it's a bit too chilly to wear them tonight.

and yet another view of them to sigh over............