Saturday, August 19

Summer is about gone!!!

August 19, 2017

Boy it's hard to believe but summer is almost done...it goes way too fast for me!!!!
We've had a fun summer working in our garden, coving out with family and friends, fishing, working and just hanging out!!!  Red recovered from his knee surgery, Grandma is doing quite well with her new hip and I love my new knees they work great!!!
 We have had some absolutely beautiful sunsets, this pic does no justice but they have been so red and fun to watch.  Dave cut down a bunch of trees so our view is much better.
I have been working on repurposing here a samples of the latest items, table runner from old doilies and an apron from vintage fabric, dresser scarf and some sort of crocheted deal!!!  I think they are very fun behind the runner is a wool hat covered with a doilie and flower it is quite fun.  will have more of these for our Fiber Fest October 14.

 Here I am with my gift from my good friend Linda Howes from Middleton, she found this awesome repurposed wine bottle and glass handpainted yard decor, I just love it!!!!

And here is the planter Dave made me for Mothers Day filled in nicely we do need a few more holes ,  next year!!!  Our garden and flowers have done great this year.. we had a long dry spell and now we've had some serious rain so things are really growing!!!  This font size is puzzling.. I am not good at this!!!

As usual I can't move these around...one highlight of the summer was meeting Marilyn Ridge in Bentonville, AR. and going to the Chihuly glass show, wow was that wonderful,e did the inside during the day and went back in the evening to the outdoor show after dark with a guide.  Unbelievable, he is a fabulous artist and from Tacoma WA. I was so glad to see this show.  On our way to the Lake we stopped in Eureka Springs, AR. a darling old hippie town full of cute shops and last stop Branson to see the most over done Victorian style shop I have ever see.  It's so out there I still just stare at all the stuff ....more lace and beads and fu fu and shake my head.

Well, that's all for this time...Happy Fall!!!

Wednesday, May 3

May 3, 2017

Rain rain and more rain...the lake is rising more flooding on the way!!!  Glad we are top of a ridge but it is so soggy and dreary.  It started raining last night and came all night long now we are into thunder and lightening..

Monday we had to put down our dog Cami, she was a senior when we got her but the time had come, the day before our dog Red was chasing a ground hog and fell in a hole and tore his ACL now requiring surgery.  RIP Cami

And 2 weeks ago Mom fell in the garage and broke her hip requiring a partial hip replacement she is home after 12 days and doing nicely, she's a real trooper!!!!

April has been really busy with lots going on our friends Jim, and Linda came thru for a week plus on their way from Texas to Wisconsin.  We met them in Branson for a few days and had a blast hooting around Branson and the surrounding area, beautiful country.  we stayed in their 5th wheel at a very nice campground right downtown on the river, walked to the Landing etc.  Glad we went then as it's underwater as I write!!!!

We had a wonderful Easter dinner with smoked leg of lamb and chicken, flowers from our garden and good friends and family, beautiful day.  Then Jim and Linda went fishing on Brandons docks and caught 28 blue gill and we had a fabulous fish fry, they also brought some great whiting back from Texas.  Yum.

Well as usual I can;t get the pics in the right places.  We also had a fun day hiking at Ha Ha Tonka Park..what a beautiful park I hadn't been able to walk this much in several years and it was great!!!  What a fun time and now back to reality Prom dresses and taking care of Mom.  Thankfully we have friends helping out...well hope all is well with all our friends and family back to stabbin n rags

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Dog Days

Dog Days
When is Dinner? Hope we don't get Vegetables again.