It’s Friday…

Overall, it’s been a pleasant day so far. The garden is doing well…except for a few tomato plants that are looking droopy…not sure what that’s about. And there is….eeee!eeee!eeee!…this… The first start of a Rouge Vif D’Etampe squash! I’m so excited! This plant is really growing… It’s well outside of the little make-shift border I…

New new life…

Here are the two newest additions to our household… As you might be able to tell, I’m being hissed at quite seriously here… My yellow girl, Noodle, had two (surviving) very dark babies. Her first didn’t make it. She is turning out to be a better mom than I had expected, aside from the mishap…

New old pursuits…

The days lately are turning out to be like most days…duck watching, gardening, cat wrangling, and a bit of stitching here and there… Pillow progress has been put on hold for a bit as I started another giant doily for the front porch. Here’s the pattern: I am hoping I will have enough yarn to finish,…

The hawk, the cats, and the ducks…

Soooooo….I just about had a heart attack today. I had been outside all day (about four hours) doing this… I was super tired, ready to go inside for some tea to warm me up (it’s cold and rainy AGAIN!) and to do some stitching, writing, reading, relaxing…or whatever. I had been inside for maybe 20…

Why so cold?

How was March any different than February? H asked me that this weekend when we were outside. There wasn’t much difference, really, except in March it was cold and wet, instead of cold and dry. We got a ton more rain last night. Just for grins I put the duck’s old tubs under the shed…

Calgon, take me away…

My bathtub is back. Ahhhhh….. It only took four days for me to realize having the duckies inside was NOT going to work long term. It did get them past the worst of the cold, I think. And I am more confident now about keeping them warm when the temps dip down, as the forecast (if…

A bit of this and that…

I don’t have much to write about today. I’m mainly sharing pictures. Why? Because it’s sunny and gorgeous out, I slept late so I am missing a chunk of the day, and I’m itching to go here and stitch: Hey, don’t laugh. It is a very redneck set up, but it works! I made this…

Getting it wrong…

I read a blog post recently which gave new bloggers tips for how to do things right on a blog. It went something like: post at the same time every day, have a detailed explanation of exactly what your blog is about, respond immediately to every comment (not to do so supposedly shows you don’t…

Path…

It feels too early for me to write anything. I’m not sure my brain is working yet. But I want to spend the bulk of the day stitching and relaxing, although a bath and badly needed hair wash is next on the agenda, so it seems like the best plan is to write now, play later….

Just. One. Thing.

I made it up to the sewing room a few nights ago. It’s cold up there in winter, so I have a tendency to work on projects downstairs rather than spending much time there. I had some items to take up and took a moment to look around. All my unfinished projects were staring me…

Isn’t she lovely…

I’ve been enjoying the winter cactus blooms. About five are fully opened. Three more decent sized blooms are on their way. More than half a dozen are just beginning. It’s wonderful to have a blooming plant in the house again. On the creative front, there has been drawing practice: I’m especially fond of the basket…

Before I go…

I wanted to write one more post as I will be gone for the next 5 days or so. I don’t have a lot to say. Just that it’s been a rough one. I managed to go for a brief walk, maybe 1 1/2 miles, doing laps in the backyard. I took the string I…