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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rain, rain, and more rain plus a little of this and a little of that!

We had more storms roll across the area today.  About 20 minutes before I left work to come home (only 16 more days 'til I retire!!!) we had a tornado warning, the sky was so black and the rain just came down in sheets so I stayed.  We had no ac today at work so as the day wore on it got hotter and stuffier and downright draining in there.  So I was anxiously waiting until I could leave and then that happened.

 Back in the spring when I was working on the front yard gardens my helpers came over.  Dominic (one of my grandsons) takes his job seriously and was just having a field day with the garden fork while Little Miss Juleigha (my great granddaughter) just walked back and forth.  Dominic was also very busy stomping on ants that he found in my garden.
 This is a dogwood tree that I planted in memory of my mom.  She loved dogwood trees and this year it bloomed like crazy.  I want to get a pink dogwood next hear and plant it close to this one.  This is part of my back yard.
 This is my hydrangea bush.  I guess with all the rain and the cooler temps at night at the beginning of spring made it bloom like this.  However, the weeds I just can't get rid of.  We spend hours pulling and pulling until it's practically bare and then it rains and before you know it they look like this.  This only takes about a week to look this way.  These weeds come up very easily but have a long runner on them.  I don't know what to do to kill them without hurting the hydrangea.  We also have a tree growing up inside the hydrangea.  It's very frustrating!

And here is my handsome little Dominic.  He had to smell the flowers then told me that my flowers were bootiful!

I have been doing some punch needle...duh!  Should have taken a pic of my progress...oh well - I'll show the finished product.  :)

Hope that those of you that might have been adversely affected by all the storms across Ohio are okay and didn't suffer too much damage!

Thanks for stopping by. 


Monday, July 1, 2013

Say what? Bloglovin? What the heck is that?

I've been reading on a few of the blogs that I follow that they were notifed by Google that Google will no longer support their blogs.  To my knowledge I never received any type of notice like that.  So I'm posting with my usual blogspot to see what will happen (and today is July 1). 

Any hoo - my summer has gone by pretty fast.  I haven't gotten a lot of crafting done - well not as much as I have wanted to get done - mostly because I'm just being lazy.

It's hard to believe that just one more month of work!  It feels kind of surreal and I find myself on the weekends wondering if I'll really keep myself busy or fall into a bad fit of the lazies?  I know the first thing on my list of absolutely have to do...CLEAN AND ORGANIZE MY CRAFT ROOM!!!!!   I plan to move every thing out of there, pull up the carpet (it's way to thick and hard to roll across when I'm sewing), put down an area rug (I saw one at Lowe's that I just love), and then put everything back all neat an orderly.  I figure that will take up the first year of retirement!  LOL!

Sorry no pictures...