Thursday, June 30, 2011

Something Happy

Here is a little happy something I made about two of weeks ago to take down to my Mother-in-love.

Those regal lillies smelled so good!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Evenings

Reading books.
Riding together. (Oh how they love to do things together!)

Helping Daddy settle the chickens.

Won't be long before we're eating these! Good thing they are only cute when they are little. ;-)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Midnight and moonlight

Here is something I've been waiting to do using our roses, lillies, purple cone flower, cardinal bush, wildflowers and dark lettuce! It's fun to see how many different color schemes can be found in the yard. ;-)

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Big Stuff

Nothing like a ride with Daddy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Yes, the first picture is sideways.

I could tell you why, but it's a long frustrating story, so let's just say the computer won. Oh brother! However, if you tilt your head, you can see two little arrangements I did last month. I was so pleased how the colors looked with my blue ball jar!

Even earlier in May, Kyle's mini iris was in bloom and I put together this bunch from the "yarden" (yard and garden).

You can't see it very well, but there are actually two shades of iris in there. They really took off this year - great fun!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Patchy Spring Dress

Here is the latest project from my sewing table - something pretty and easy!

My Aunt Kay cleaned out her fabric stash and sent it to her sewing relations. When I saw these blocks left over from a quilt, I couldn't pass them up - the fabrics were so pretty!

Together with a few other scraps from the stash, there was just enough to make a tiny dress - with hardly any left over!

The fabric was so nice to work with and the pattern was as simple as can be, which made it such a fun project!

This is definitely a dress I'll make again, just for the simple joy of it. I can't wait to see how it looks with the bright swatches I have!

Thank you Aunt Kay for sharing! Now, what shall I make next . . .

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Days

Remember this little shot with the babies from last year? Well, my dearly beloved friends, the G. and K. families, came to the Convention last week and stayed for a few absolutely wonderful days! It was SUCH FUN to get to visit!
Here are the babies this year:

No matchmaking comments, please. They will marry who the Lord has for them, and it probably won't be each other, so just relax and enjoy the cuteness!

My little girl had so much fun with Shelby and Celene! It was fun to see the dynamics this year, since they have such an expanded ability to imagine and pretend.

The girls played so kindly and patiently with Alaina, who thoroughly enjoyed herself. (She is still talking to Celene and Shelby on her pretend cell phone.) Hopefully Stephen's interest in Ginetta won't be quite so dangerous next time! (Another baby! Can I eat it?) Thank you so much for making the trip out! Spending time with you all was such a treat, I enjoyed it more than I can say. I'm so grateful for such a friendship!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


We're back from a wonderful trip to the ICHE State Convention, and a visit to my folks house with some very dear friends, so there's lots of updating to do. For now, I thought I'd stick up some pictures from today, just for fun.

Kyle brought me some lovely flowers from the yard last night, and this is what I did with them. Don't the just say "Summer"? It could use a few more roses, but I have to wait until the sun turns them the right shade of pink.

The roses were a wedding gift (thanks again, Mrs. Capp!) and the rest of the flowers were grown or transplanted by my Beloved.

We are right in the middle of strawberry season (Yea!), and we had five HUGE bowls full to process last night. Kyle started in (he'd already put three gallons in the freezer by himself) and I asked if I should help with the strawberries or play with the flowers. He told me to arrange the flowers because he wanted to see what they would look like when I was done. :-) I love that man.

Here is Little Blossom with the flowers she picked for me, all by herself. Last night I noticed her at the table messing around. Unbeknown to me, she had picked me some fresh clover, and was taking out the dead dandelions she had gotten last week and was trying to put the new flowers in! I think she learned it from her Daddy. I am a blessed woman!