Wednesday, July 31, 2013


This year's mandevilla plant has reached the top of the garage and is winding around the eave trough.   The flowers are huge this of my favorite climbing plants - ever!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

More flowers.....

The first is flowers in a is nothing fancy, just a panel I found I had forgotten I owned.   I wanted to try a different way of quilting feathers.   I don't mark my quilting feathers.....I just free motion quilt them.   I may add some beading. I had a border on it which I ended up hating, so chopped it off and added a binding.   It would look nice in a frame, or as is.  I will probably donate this to my guilds silent auction.

More flowers are starting to arrive everyday.
My lovely butterfly bush near the front door is just starting to put out its flowers.

Not the best photo yet....but the very first hibiscus bloom.   These things are HUGE!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A "Day" of "Lilies"

These are my day lilies right now.  I'm having trouble with blogspot right now, so uploaded photos there and typing on my ipad.   I hope it works.
This lovely pink lily has several flowers, ALL facing the neighbors fence.   It has been hard to get a good picture of it.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Photo A Day

Yesterday I joined a group called "Photo A Day".   This group has been going on all year, but.....well, even though I found it a couple months ago, it took me until this month to decide to join.   Each day you are given a different prompt - and asked to take a picture, any picture, however you might be inspired, regarding this prompt.   Yesterday's prompt was "FAVE SMELL".   Even though I am very sensitive to some smells and frangrances such as soaps and perfumes, I do have a few that I really like.   One is bread that is baking - but since I wasn't baking bread I chose another favorite - Cinnamon.

This is photo is taken peering down into my jar of "Chinese Cinnamon".

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Sammy Renee

Today my oldest granddaughter turns 16.   How did this happen???   Everyone asks that, but the last 16 years have been such a joy!   I am so proud of the person she has become.   She loves life, tries everything...but mostly loves theater and being on stage.
 Brand new baby............the blanket I crocheted for her!
 Dancing with Grandma at the wedding!!!!

She loves Grandma's quilts!!!
 Anything Goes - on stage as Evangeline Harcourt!
Oh...........the drama!!!

All dressed up and ready for the prom - with Grandma Elaine and Grandpa Mark!