Friday, August 29, 2014

Kittens in the window...

and a little friend...

 

this is the other side, I made it into a pillow.

I'm also working on a wall hanging
made with 3D Pinwheel blocks...


I want it to have quilting that looks like the wind blowing, 

a little bird appliqued onto the grass 

and some yellow flowers I made from old sock tops and dyed with Lemonaid Kool-Aid.


they smell good...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

haircuts for school...






Our Flag...



I took this at sunset last night, I played around with it trying to make it look like water color.

1st Day of School...


Emily Kindergarten
and her Teacher Mrs. Waldrop


Leah Pre-K
and her Teacher Ms. Lopez

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

the Mexico Border...



some men came through Texarkana, Texas one afternoon and placed this structure at the point where they said the border of Mexico used to be located.

It ran right through downtown, just a couple of blocks from where I work. Pretty cool.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Our latest project...


Kenneth "The well house looks like it needs repainted"


I had come to the same conclusion.
I had picked out a green color to help it blend into the trees, but I was in town and Kenneth couldn't find my Notebook where I keep all my ideas, let's just call it "my brain".  So he said "it's green, just buy a green paint."


so while he did some finish/repair work on it
I scraped all the old paint off...


do you know how many shades of green there are?

This is what I bought, it's called "Shamrock" 
by Bear Paint

It's GREEN!


Okay if you squint one eye it kinda blends, don't you think  :-)

the blue square is for a touch of the sky, more about that later...
but it also reminded me of those Quilt Block Barns.
That gave me another idea.

Stay tuned for my brilliant revamp of the well house
into a cute outbuilding...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Princess/Swim Party...




their Mamma made the cake...
It had a blue velvet layer 
and strawberry/coconut layer,
Yummy...


playing around with photo editing in PicMonkey and Google Photo.  What do you think?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

So far in August...


we've had a "Happy Birthday"...



Kenneth had surgery to both wrists (actually this was in July) to remove the cysts which the Dr. had been treating, to no avail...

(caution...graphic photos)

   left wrist had 7 stitches

   right wrist had 5 stitches

He got his stitches out Thursday, and was able to play 27 holes of golf Friday, so I think he's all better... Even if he's a little sore today.


We hosted a 4 family Yard Sale, the weather turned cooler and we had a very good turn out...





you can also see how the okra and hot peppers are growing in the front bed garden...

Amanda and the girls had Bible School this last week..

and before we know it... school will begin on the 25th!
Emily will be in Kindergarten and Leah will start Pre-K.





Saturday, July 19, 2014

Canning & Freezing...


goodness from the garden, line a baking sheet with
parchment paper...


this one has tomatoes, hot peppers, sweet peppers, onions and garlic cloves, drizzle with olive oil...



put it in the oven...



Roast in 450* oven for about an hour...


run it all through the food processor, 
freeze up in gallon size bags...
"The Chew" for the rest of the recipe...
"Scrumptious"






let them soak...


we ended up with 11 Pints...