"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

29 June 2016

Blue Lake...

     I love it when some days (22 June) start with early morning wake up calls, gathering things up for a day trip and having the most wonderful day ever, way up in the mountains with no else around.  Just the birds and breezes making sounds.  And an occasional squeal from playing on the left over snow from a really good snow fall through out last winter.  And yes, someone had to put her bare feet into the freezing cold water in the lake that is filled with nothing but snow melt off.  Crazy!  Days like that, it just doesn't get much better than that.

(for your listening pleasure, here are a few little videos (1, 2, 3) that I took during our little expedition.)




22 June 2016

The Woodland Adventures quilt...

     Miss B finally got her quilt.  It seems like she has been waiting forever for it.  To so say she loves it is an understatement.  Even with the temps getting warmer out, she has it on her bed with her other quilt just because.

     The fabric was picked just for her.  Acorn Trail is by far one of my favorite fabric lines, paired with a bit of leftover Fort Firefly fabric.   It reminds me so much of both my girls and their love for the outdoors and all the little critters they look for when out in the wilderness.  The little girl with her lovely freckles and all the little friends that are always around her is just how I would imagine Miss B in some fantastical kind of story.

     Perfect colors, perfect little designs.  I'm glad it is as she wanted it to be.  Even with the quilting scaled down a bit from what I originally planned.  She loves it and that is all that matters.




21 June 2016


     The evening of the first day of Summer was a good one.  Warm temps.  Slight breeze in the air.  Everyone out in the backyard.  One little person being ever so patient with me while helping with a project.  Someone laying in the grass reading a book she just can't put down.  Myself trying to learn how to use the camera properly in manual mood from my dearest husband.  He's a saint when it comes to things like this because I am not the most patient with new things.  He's my rock.

     It all makes me stop and be thankful for all the simple but great things I have because of my little family.  Here's to more nights like this one.



05 June 2016

Early morning posies...

     While it is still early in the morning,  I love to go outside and just sit in the cool air and enjoy all the sights, sound, smells of the new day.  Gentle little breezes, sweet smells in the air and pretty little melodies by the little songbirds in the trees and wondering around to see all the blooms around the yard.  It's a wonderful start to the day.

     While I will never become an expert at all things flowery, I must give thanks to a couple of people for all the help and advice that has helped me with my love of flowers in the yard.

     First is Julie whom I've known for over a decade, told me from the very beginning of our meeting "Just throw some seeds out there and see what happens.  Don't be afraid!"  Best advice ever, I swear.  Turned my world upside down with all the seeds that I just "throw" out in the yard now.  I have now been dubbed "crazy flower lady" in my neighborhood.  Love that.

     Second would be Teresa, who has given me simple but wonderful advice on how to propagate flowers so I can have even more around the yard.  Buy a few plants at the nursery, take them home, cut a few snippets off, dip in rooting powder and pray they take root.  This is the first year I have attempted this and it it went well.  Oh the possibilities that are in front of me now.

     Thanks to these two wonderful people I can continue on with my "Crazy Flower Lady" image and make it grow.