Friday, March 23, 2007

Our Barn and my Forsythia bush

Here you see my forsythia bush that survived the ice storm and my Iris that are coming up. The forsythia are beautiful this year, and tells us that Spring has arrived. The other photo's are of our new barn, that was built by the Mennonites and delivered to us this past week. It is 10' x 16'. A perfect place for storage and my DH tools, since we no longer have the building in town.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The above photo is our grandson, Eric. Today is his 15th birthday, and here you see him horsing around. I told him to smile pretty and this was what I got in response! DH will be celebrating his birthday tomorrow. My stepdad had his birthday yesterday and my mom will celebrate her birthday next Wednesday.

Today is the first day of Spring and it is beautiful here, sunny, in the upper 60's, BUT the wind will knock you over, it is so strong. However, I do love this time of year. The purple clovers have all bloomed out in the yard, my forsythia is blooming and the trees are starting to bud out. My jonquils have bloomed and are almost gone, since I lost some during the icy, cold weather. We also lost our mock orange bush and I'm not sure about my Rose of Sharon. Hopefully, this weekend will be nice and DH and I can work out in the yard and finishing cleaning up and do some planting and playing in the dirt.

"A good laugh fills your home with Sunshine."

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Pat's Day!

March is here and I am way behind. This month our grandson, Eric will turn 15 and my Dear Hubby will also add another year, as will my Mom and stepdad!
The yahoo stitching group I belong to did an Irish Exchange this month for St. Pat's Day. We were instructed to mail a St. Pat's Day card with 6 skeins of green thread. My partner was Margaret, who is from England, but now lives in Spain. Margaret and I have known each other for several years now and she is a very gracious, caring lady. And her stitching is beautiful. I received from her a lovely, beautiful pinkeep, with a quaker motif stitched in green, trimmed with green ribbon and pearl pins. This is so lovely and something I will add to my treasure box and keep forever. She also included, not only 6 skeins of thread, Crescent Colours Meadow Green; Six Strands Sweet, Spice Drop; WDW, Hunter; and 3 silks from Vicki at Hand-dyed fibers, Hunter, Spring Green, and Emerald. All of these were from her own stash. She also included a card with a quote from Maya Angelou, "There is an intimate laughter to be found only among friends." Also was included a small packet of kleenex with Froggy Friends designs on them and a beautiful post card, since she could not find a St. Pat's Day card, with scenes of Spain and places that Margaret has visitied. All of this was enclosed in a lime green drawstring bag. You can see all of this in the top photo on the left, and the photo on the right shows the pinkeep.
And to my pleasure a few days later, I received a card from Margaret, saying that a good friend in England had helped her find a St. Patty's Day card for me, and to add to all of this, she had filled the card with shamrock confetti and included another skein of thread from Ozark Sampler, Sea Cucumber. Dear Margaret, I cannot thank you enough for all of these wonderful goodies. You have been so gracious to me over the years.
To each of you I wish you a very Happy St. Patty's Day, remember to wear green and have a cup of green tea, its good for you!