Thursday, May 20, 2010

This is from a free flyer I got at Michaels by Sugar and Cream. It is actually a crochet dishcloth. However, I put two back to back and added a loop at the top to make a potholder. I reversed the colors and made a second one. It is lime green and bright pink. This floral arrangement was made early early this a.m. I have difficulty sleeping sometimes and am up early (like this morning). I visited Michaels this week (actually went to see my sister who works there) and spent $95...oh my!!!! Bought the basket with the pretty rot iron handle in the middle and all the florals were purchased there also. In my niche
I made this arrangement for our Family Reunion that we had on April 10th.
So, this is my 100th post, wanted it to be really special...but it is what it is....Sorry I haven't posted in a while...maybe I can find new things and subjects to post more frequently...missed you guys!!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
Mother Teresa

Friday, March 26, 2010

101 Small Daily Pleasures

I saw this on another blog...and thought I would stop and try to do it... here we go:
1. Sitting on my back porch
2. Watching my 3 kitties playing
3: Watching the birds at the birdfeeder
4: Watching the bird build a nest in the birdhouse
5: Straightening up the house so it looks nice
6: Reading my Bible
7:Checking my email ; hoping for emails from loved ones
8: Checking my blog to see if there are any comments from friends from blogland
9: Enjoying a few cups of hot, black coffee
10: Checking the mail...snail mail
12: Sewing...made a pillow yesterday
13: Watching HGTV...decorating and crafts shows
14: Watching Martha Stewart at 11a.m.
15: Doing my rubber stamp homework
16: Making get well cards for my friends who are having a difficult time.
17: Putting dinner in the slow cooker
18: Phone calls from my children
19: Phone calls and text messages from those I love
20: Lotion
21: Music...mostly gospel
22: Candles
23: Listening to the birds sing..including my lovebird..Penny
24: Speaking with God
25: Going to church
26: Pretty dishes
27: Collecting cat stuff
28: Looking at old photos
29: Curled up watching movies with my hubby
30: Search Engines
31: Posting on my blog
32: Reading my friends blogs
33: Rubber Stamp Club
34:Collecting bird stuff
35: Enjoying my back porch
36: decorating
37: Geneology
38: The Sunshine
39: Listening to the rain
40: Watching a loved ones face when I make them something
41: My entire family...
42: Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Sandwiches
43: Iced Tea
44: Playing games with my husband
45: Shopping
46: Eating out (favorites: Mo's, Texas Roadhouse and Sweet Tomatoes)
47: Going on a "bargain" hunt
48: date night (which happens to be tonight )
49: did I mention CROCHETING?(Thought I'd mention it twice)
50: Hot Chocolate
51: Cashews
52: Curled up watching tv with two kitties sleeping beside me
53: Shopping with my favorite shopping hubby
54: Getting my hair done
55: Soaking in the bath tub
56: Banana Pudding (my favorite dessert)
57: Cinnamon Rolls
58: God's little creatures
59: Cooking (finding new recipes)
60: A short roadtrip
61: Taking photos
62: Singing at church (I just rejoined the choir at church)
63: Singing when I am alone in the house at the top of my lungs while cleaning...(gospel music)
64: Counting my blessings
65: Gardening (have all potted plants now so I don't have to pull the weeds)
66: Watching my seedlings grow (have 4 o'clocks, babies breath, honeydew melons, and red poppies growing now)
67: Playing with my kitties wt the laser light
68: Visiting my son Micah when he comes to town
69: Seeing and visiting with the most precious sister and brother on earth
70: Talking with my friends on the phone
71: Visiting with my friends
72: Woodburning
73: Making DVD's with photos
74: Downloading my favorite gospel music onto CD's
75: Sharing
76: Kissing hubby when he comes home from work
77: Chocolate candy
78: Seeing my neices and nephew
79: Hugs
80: Smiles
81: Flowers (hubby brought me some tulips last weekend)
82:Yellow Roses
83: Antique Shops and Malls
84: Flower arranging
85: Target, Walmart and Hobby Lobby
86: Pretty lamps
87: naps
88: baking
89: canning (which I need to start doing again)
90: Being a hostess at an event (planning and executing)
91: Watching children play
92: Memories of my children when they were little
93: Revisiting yesterday
94: Listening to stories of other peoples lives
95: Holding a baby
96: Playing Sims (which I haven't done in a long time)
97: Crochet Swaps (only did one and loved it...wanna do another)
98: Laying my head down at the close of the day and crawling under the covers (with one foot hanging out of course)
99: Watching the sun go down
100: Having the warm, fluffy feeling in my heart
101: Peace in knowing that I need not worry about tomorrow...God is already there.
Well, I did it...would love to read yours.

Molly The Owl

If anyone is interested there is a live feed of Molly the Owl. She has made a nest and laid 5 eggs in a wooden box on a mans property in California. Two of her 5 eggs has hatched. Her husband, McGee comes by and feeds her with mice. You can watch her 24 hrs a day. When she stands up you can see her babies and the eggs. It is so awesome. Thankyou Gail for sharing this with me yesterday. Molly is at:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekend Trip

I went to see some long time friends in Winter Haven, Fl this past weekend. I left early Friday morning and got home late afternoon on Saturday. Pat and I have been good friends for over 20 yrs. I hope you enjoy the photos...
Friday, my good friends, Pat, Fay and I ate lunch at Lavender and Lace. It's a small tea house. This is what I ate...Fruit and Chicken Salad Plate...yummy After lunch we went to "The Barn." It's a huge antique, gift shop and tea room. There are 4 buildings in a row. Starting from left to right a garden shop (shown above) a gift shop ( next two photos), a tea room and an antique shop.
Beauty in the gift shop
ok drooling now....
Janet, Pat and Fay having coffee in the tea room at The Barn.
On Saturday, we went to a craft show in the city of Auburndale. The photo above is a gospel group name Royal City. These are friends of Pats. They are singing gospel music in the middle of town on the stage. It was beautiful. I bought a CD and listened to it all the way home.
And this is just a bonus...We saw this guy with his friend (couldn't get his friend in the photo) eating in a yard in the neighborhood...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crocheted Bookmarkers

These are some crocheted bookmarkers I've made in the past several weeks. Just thought I would share them with my crocheter friends....

Friday, March 12, 2010

I Love Birds

These little birds were purchased at the Dollar Tree yesterday. I went there to buy loads of items to put my best friends son's care package. He is in Afghanistan. I came across these little birds and could not resist them. I have them on a table with my two new orchids (that need TLC) on my back porch.

I bought these little birds from Kohls a while back. They are on another table on the back porch. The orange place mats were purchased from Dollar Tree yesterday.

This little guy was purchased from one of my favorite stores yesterday (Country Charm). I wasn't really feeling very well but needed to get this package to the post office. So, while I was out I took a quick trip to this little shop. This little bird only cost me $5.00

Here is how the little table looks.

A little note: The birds finally found my bird feeder yesterday. At one point in the afternoon there was probably 12 or more trying to get to it. Also, a bird is making a nest in my birdhouse. Yesterday and this morning he has been flying back and forth with little twigs in it's mouth. I stopped counting all the trips he has been making. The birdhouse is kinda high so I can't see in it. I did try to take photos of him this morning but it's pretty cloudy out. Hopefully, I can get pictures another day when it's bright and sunny out.