Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bluebird of Happiness




I just finished this wall hanging. It was designed by Pat Sloan as a machine applique pattern. I decided to machine piece it. I then needleturn appliqued it, and hand quilted it. The background grid is a half inch grid. I really am happy with the way it turned out and think I am going to hang it in the foyer. I learned alot about needleturn applique doing this project.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Arkansas Beans

I know that Texas is know for big hair big oil money etc. But here in Arkansas we can grow some big beans. I have been going out everyday this week and getting a handful of these beans that are a foot long. I know it doesn't look like a lot but each bean is like 8-9 regular beans and they really taste better than regular beans. Now I wish I had kept the seed packet. Will definitely try growing these again.
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Friday, July 10, 2009

shamrock plant


This is a shamrock plant that my MIL gave me in May. It was a just a tiny sprout that she wasn't sure would take hold but it did. I planted in my hosta bed, I think it will love it there. It seems to be doing really well. Today I was weeding and I notice a big tall week in my geranium pot and I tugged it out. When I saw the root, I realized that it was the avocado plant that sprouted from an avocado pit I had planted in the spring and forgotten about. I guess I will have to try again next year. I have always wanted to see if I could get the pit to grow, maybe next year.
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Too many trees


This is a cluster of three oaks we are having removed from the north east corner of our yard. I know the ones that are left behind will be so happy to have room to spread their branches. I know that trees weigh a lot as some of the tops of the trees fell from seventy feet up you could hear the blunk. I can't wait until tomorrow when the big trunks go timberrrrrrrrrr!
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Visiting Liana and Gael


We headed to Springfield last week and got back yesterday. Liana and Gael have only been down there permanently for a week. We helped them take down part of a fence and trim some trees to make way for the two car garage they are having built. We had a lot of fun, and were able to get 5-6 things done on Gael's honey do list. Tom installed an above the stove microwave/vent for Liana, we then had to pry a 31 year old whirlpool microwave that still works out of her fingers so the trashmen could haul it away. Can you believe a microwave that old would still be working. It had a knob you turned to set the minutes. I know she will come to love her new microwave. We also were able to see Chad and Tiffany. They had a new arrival to their family on July 1st. Logan was a little over seven pounds. Kaeley and Garrett their other two children are adorable too.
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Max and his nephews


Max was a very good sport when it came to the boys. He was there victim one day when they decided to put him in a towel straight jacket.
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As you can see I am catching up on the blogging. When Zach and Trevor came to visit for a week they had fun, did a bit of work and built this awesome fort
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Dinosaurs in Austin


I loved Max face when we peaked thru the woods and found this! BARK! BARK!
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Austin Botanical Gardens


When we visited Amy and Dolphin and Xander last month we went to the Austin Botanical Gardens. They were quite interesting. Max loved walking thru the water in the Japanese Gardens and sniffing for salamaders.
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