Friday, May 11, 2012


Time sure seems to fly these days.  I don't know where the days, months go but they past in a blur.  From winter to almost summer it is.   As I sit here on the porch watching the birds I realize how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place. 

My flowers are growing like weeds..........OK the weeds are driving me crazy.  But it is only May and summer flowers are starting to bloom!   I still have lots of work in the flower beds that I want to get done this 'spring'.  Bit ideas with little money means getting creative.  I love to move flowers around and find them new homes they are happier with.  Of course a few trips to the local nurseries helps!  Seems I always NEED a few new flowers.

As I sit here I can hear the birds, bees and gunshots........(the local firing range is being used today) tells me it time to get busy today. 

Long time no post and it could happen again! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Hope all of you have a blessed holiday!
A holiday corner!

Love the sunlight on this new shelf Neil made me!

Sweet little stocking!

Top of my kitchen cabinet.

Small santa on pint size step back cupboard.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Looking out my dining room window and
my new dry sink Neil made with old barn wood.

Two of my favorite redware Santa's!

 Love this little squirrel hiding in some greens.
 Found this great cement Santa at a local antique shop last year! 
 My black cat weather vane with a bit of Christmas greens!
A simple little display on top of my corner cabinet.

I really can't believe Christmas is almost here.  And like years past I have
many things to finish before the big day.
For some crazy reason I seem to like the pressure so it
will all work out!
Even Neil is still working on his presents so it is a bit of a hurry up time
around here!  
I'm sure there are many others out there in the hurry up mode as us!
I'll try to post some other pictures soon!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Can it really be almost winter?   The colors of all are falling fast and with the heavy frost in the morning can winter be far behind!   Wood smoke from our outdoor wood boiler fills the air. The smell of the smoke I don't really like but the warm and cozy cabin is great! 

Last week Neil moved our new found friend, Skippy the outside can into his workshop! At first I don't think she was too excited about being indoors but funny how after a week she is enjoying the warm, dry new home!   I didn't want to become attached to her but she forced the issue!    She is just too sweet!

Last week Judy and Teresa came over to hook, crochet and knit!   It was a fun afternoon. 

The week before Judy and I went to St. Meinards for a 3 days and 2 nights to escape the daily grind of 'real life'.  What fun it was to relax and explore the peacefull place.   We went to Bloonville to the VIllage Mercantile quilt shop and all I can say is WOW!   The display items were wonder antigues and the shop samples were great.  Makes me sort of want to quilt..............OK not now! 

Think I'll spend some time this afternoon knitting.   After all the baby hats I've knit lately this time I'm starting something for me!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


It has turned into a beautiful day here in Southern Indiana today.  Low humidity and mid 80's.  Wish this could last all  year.  I'm busy knitting a baby blanket that needs to be finished for a shower Sunday.   Yes, I waited until the last minute to start it but working under pressure is a good thing!
Neil is bored today and no project I suggest seems to be what he wants to do!  At least he has made it to the workshop so maybe he will come up with something to do.  I think at times he is very bored with retirement! 
Better get back to knitting as I would like to knit a hat also for little Simon for the shower also!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Now this is HOT weather.  The humidity is killer last few days.  And such a crappy time of  year for allergies.   YUCK   Can you tell I'm not a fan of this time of  year!  I'm afraid it getting time to close the pool for the season and that is not good.  Love that natural vitamin D you can get in the summer!  The hummingbirds are thick at the feeders getting ready for their long flight south soon.  This is all telling me winter is coming.
Neil headed out to his workshop yesterday.   I had no idea what he was working on. Next thing he was asking me about stars........  said he was  making a flag and need stars........  You can see he found stars and it turned out great.   I helped him hang in on the side of the house.  It is hard to tell here but it is about 6 ft wide.  He made it out of old red fence boards that had been laying around.   He can make anything and has great ideas!   I'm really lucky for sure!

Little Bit peeking out of "her' basket!  This is her safe place
and most of the time she is in here. 

This is Baby Bee that I caught sleeping in the chair in our bedroom!
She is a funny cat as her daytime nap place is always different. 
But this again Bee is a DIFFERENT cat that allows us to live with her.

No great plans for the day.  Need to spend time knitting a baby blanket.  And of course there is a race on to watch!  Might need to check out the pool to see how cold the water is.   These cool nights have really dropping the tempature of the pool water.  Bet there is a ton of leaves in it since they are falling like crazy.  Judy I think it is more than just a dry summer why they are falling.........

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


This has to be the time of the year when the bugs are the biggest and EVERYWHERE!   To me it is a sad time of the year as the flowers are slowly fading and leaves are starting to drop.   I miss the heat of the summer.  Of course I complain loud about the HEAT we had this year but sure beats what is coming.  Am I the only person that freaks this time of year?  Sure I love the colors of fall but not what comes after fall in Indiana!

Last Friday was  Josh's birthday and Neil made him a 'little' present!  
Just wanted to make sure he could see it!    And I think it was a BIG hit!
This is where we Miss Kat has taken a few afternoon  naps. 
She  has found a new lamb friend to hang out with!
She blends right in!

Nothing exciting happening here on the hill.  Helped Neil clean the  garage yesterday and I found several 'projects' for him to fix up!  Now it looks like a lazy afternoon.  Maybe I'll go to the wool room and hook.  I only have a couple hours and this rug will be finished!   That will be great since I started it a LONG time ago!

Yarn I ordered should be here tomorrow so that I can get started on baby gifts!  My nephew Zach and Annie are having a boy in November.  Right now they are planning on naming him Simon.  With Neil's middle name Alvin we will have two chipmunks in the family!  
Kaylee is enjoying Reily,her so cousin reading to her!  She is getting so big that I'm sure she will need some new hats for winter also!  She is too cute!