Saturday, May 31, 2008
Here is the front of our house. In the circle around the lamp is lantana. I plant flowers that attract butterflies and to survive the Oklahoma heat and drought. My dad asked me last Saturday as we were shopping, "What, more lantana?" I replied, "Yes...I love butterflies!"
By the way, all the pictures should be clickable.
Last Saturday I spent all day in landscaping shops buying plants and flowers! On Sunday Rick and I had a MARATHON gardening session getting them planted. I was so sore afterward but the results are very nice. Above is one bed we completely redid with new shrubs and flowers. I wish I'd thought to take some "before" pictures.
I moved some hosta from another bed into the one along the front of the house and also planted caladium bulbs which are already beginning to sprout up. Rick swears you could go out and measure their growth every hour.
Every garden needs a good guard gnome!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Here are all the lovely goodies...Joan made a project bag and tuck pillow with firecrackers. She sent some of the fabric used in these. She also made some teardrop floss holders and the cutest chicken pincushion ever! She sent a holiday pin and a flag-painted bucket, some York mints, sweet holiday ribbon and a sample of lotion.
A close-up of the tuck and chicken. Too cute! Wasn't I spoiled?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
I've started my Fair & Square exchange piece for Joan S. I hope it stitches up quickly so I can send it soon. I have until June 2nd to send but I'm always too excited to put exchanges off! This ones was driving me batty having to wait until that pinkeep was finished!
Jess was quite miffed that I completely forgot to mention her Mother's Day giftie to me...a gift certificate to The Silver Needle! It's tucked into my purse ready for some stash shopping the next time we go to Tulsa. Which will probably be June 7th for the next Talons game. Who can afford the gas? Can I wait that long? It's burning a hole already!
Speaking of the Talons...we beat the Dorados. They gave us a great game too. Our record is now 7-0!!!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The house needs cleaning, a F&S exchange needs to be started, the cat needs feeding...
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Um, Rick took care of her; sort of...
I'm afraid we find these rather often around our house. Outside, usually...only once was the spider inside the house. Do you want to hear the story?
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I sure wish you'd share this salsa with me...
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Becky recently had a giveaway on her blog...stash to the first 30 posters and I was #30! Lovely stash arrived in the mail this afternoon.