Monday, April 30, 2012


My apple tree has apples!
Tiny teeny wee sweet little apples.

Yes...yes...I know apple trees make apples, but I had no idea they would starting growing so soon.  
Especially when I know apple season is months and months away.
This apple tree growing business is exciting stuff!

Toodles...L x ♥

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fish Bath

Two little fishes arrived today to swim in my sunshiny garden.
 They are so smooth and silky to touch swimming under the water.
 I could spend hours sitting in the sunshine admiring them...
and remembering my wonderful parents who would have loved these two little fishes. 
Two littles fishes who I hope will stay with my family forever.

Toodles...L X ♥

Friday, April 20, 2012

There and Back Again

Happy Friday!
I'm not doing very well with my blogging these days. Not doing well with much actually.  Even my crafting mojo has gone missing.  I'm hoping it's the lovely weather that has me just wanting to sit on my front veranda that is to blame.  Did you know it was 91F the other day in our mountains?  Last week we had snow.  Not sprinkles, but a full on snow storm.  Now that's plain crazy for April.  The weather must really have me out of sorts.  I have however, decided to revisit my Tappan Zee cardigan.  A very brave endeavor if you ask me.  I just wasn't sold on the cardigan I was crocheting and was determined to master this pattern.  I made several swatches to may sure my gauge was right and I had the mister double check my 'measurements' - he loved that.
So here we go again.....
Looking good so far :: Fingers Crossed.

Does it seem ridiculous that I found a rather large bag of yarn stuff in my wardrobe that I had 'forgotten' about?
I bought this yarn as a treat for Christmas and then forgot I had it.
Please tell me the forgetting is normal?

 Now, the big question is, what should I do with it? Hide it away to surprise me another day, or let it distract me from working on this?  Yes, yes, no progress on this mess since January. As you can see I've put the pictures back on the wall in the hope it will hide this mess.  Not really working is it?

 I must do something about it for three reasons:

Reason 1.  It's driving my bl**dy bonkers looking at it.  I tend to hide in my room to avoid looking at it.

Reason 2.  It's just not the best background for this lovely little pup and his buddies.  He's really not that little, but I found him tucked in the corner of a very dusty second hand store and HAD to bring him home. As you can see, I have a tiny collection of tiny dogs.

Reason 3.  Middle J, my wonderful Navy boy, graduates from Boot Camp in just 21 days!  He's doing marvelously and we'll be making the long trip to Chicago to see him graduate.  What's that got to do with my manky wall you say?  Well someone has to stay home and take care of the dog pack - not the ones on my mantle, the furry ones that rule my house.  A friend has kindly offered to dog sit for me - heaven help her I say!  After three days, she'll never offer to do it again.  ☺

Well I must be off.  Thank you for the lovely comments on my Spring Flower Cross Stitch. I did spend a few evenings working on my horse, only to discover there is a reason I don't enjoy cross stitch anymore - I can't see the blinking stitches!  Even with new glasses, it's a struggle.  I guess that's one of the pitfalls of crossing the big '40' line.

Thank you for stopping by!  Wishing you all a lovely weekend. 

Toodles...L x ♥

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring Flowers Cross Stitch

Just popping by quickly to say 'hello' and hope that everyone had a lovely Easter.  We nipped off for a short jolly over the holiday with our lovely new caravan and enjoyed every second of it, but of course I forgot the camera!
Silly me.
I was inspired to post the above cross stitch by the lovely Louise From No.23.  I started many many years ago and haven't quite finished it (still needs to be outlined), but as I seemed to be having a crocheting/knitting/sewing slump, I'm hoping it will inspire me to finish it along with my horse.

Toodles...L x ♥