Monday, January 23, 2017

Frosty was here...







Some interesting frosty patterns on the back porch this morning...

I love looking at them...








It has actually warmed up,  but the designs are still there...

This is inside the porch... colder outside.

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Baby Quilts





Somehow,  I managed to get these 6 baby quilts
 finished before Christmas...
What with the decorating,  shopping,  wrapping, 
 preparing a dinner for 15 people,  I was superwoman!

It probably won't happen again in my lifetime!  haha

So, about these little baby quilts... 
I bought a package of fat quarters at AC Moore.  
The patterns are all coordinated. 
 I didn't get around to making the quilts
 that I thought I would make 
and forgot about it. 
 Then,  I found the same package a second time,  
bought it and brought it home. 
 Put it in my storage container,  
found the first one and then 
saw that I had two of the same package!

So these are a result of my "mistake". 
I got 5 little quilts from those 2 packages.
I did have to buy some fabrics 
for the borders and the backing.  
I thought they came out pretty cute!








For this one ,  I used all scraps that I had.  
It was my first time doing needle turn applique.  
I ended giving this one to my Great Grandson. 
 He loved it!




So, I'm looking forward to the new year 
and what it may bring...

I am wishing all of you a very happy,  
healthy, and prosperous new year!

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Sunday, January 1, 2017



Happy New Year to all my family,  friends,  
and blogging buddies...






I wish you all the best in the coming new year!

And I'm making a resolution~~ 
to keep up with my blogging better in the new year!

'Til next time,  
Love ya,  Jean

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Merry Christmas!







This is not my house...

This is how I would like my house to look...

Anyways...  Merry Christmas to all!






'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving...








Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends...




'Til next time.  Love ya,  Jean

Friday, September 9, 2016

Flower Bouquet...






I picked some flowers from my garden today...

Yellows and greens...

Brown eyed Susans...

I added a few ferns...

And some Goldenrod...
The bees love this...

I love bringing them indoors to enjoy...

'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean

Friday, August 26, 2016

Garden goodies...









My geraniums this summer...
I saved these from last year...

They are so pretty...

I added this lettuce to my planter to fill in the space
when the flowers were small...

Some of my tomatoes are finally ripening...
Lots more out there...
They are so delicious!

The weather is still very hot,  making it so hard to garden,  The next 5 days will be in the 90's here.

I've been staying inside a lot...
watching TV,  reading and cleaning.  Not very exciting,  for sure.  Can't wait for cooler weather to arrive!

I have been walking in the early morning for about an hour every day.  I enjoy that!  It's cool and relatively quiet.  I hook up my Ipod and off I go.  I have walked (a few weeks ago) 1,862 miles,  the length of Japan.  81,000 steps last week.  My goal is 10,000 steps a day.  I use the FitBit Flex to track my steps.  I really like it.  It's a good incentive to keep motivated and I highly recommend it.

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean