Saturday, February 26, 2011

Flowers and Stuff

My sweety gave me this beautiful arrangement for Valentine's Day! Aren't they lovely?

Since the coon got into the run and killed Madeline, I've started closing the coop up at night as an extra precaution. I'm also getting Spring Fever. It has been pleasant and warm, so I've been out in the yard cutting back plants that froze and pulling weeds.
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The Estate Sale where I found these goodies is having the last day of the sale and all items are 5o% off. Can I stay away? I don't think so!

Otherwise, I have BIG plans for the weekend-vacuuming, mopping, laundry,more yardwork, and trying Jayme's Artisan Bread recipe! Monday will be here in the blink of an eye!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011


Poor Madeline was the victim of a raccoon that found a weak spot in our chicken enclosure. She was probably roosting closest to the door of the coop because she was the lowest in the pecking order. Buffy has some missing feathers and a scratch on her back. We will be making a trip to Lowe's and repairing the enclosure. Poor girl. It makes me sad.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Ahhh! Sunshine. It has been a long time since I have hung clothes out on the line.

We had a lovely weekend of sunshine and breezes.

Here in South Texas that also means frequent grass fires.

There was one in the area behind my house. Luckily the wind was in favor of our neighborhood. I don't think any structures or homes were lost. A brush truck did get stuck behind our house for a little while.

Samson didn't even notice.

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Monday, February 14, 2011


I haven't done any crocheting in quite awhile. I mostly did edgings with cotton thread. After visiting Lucy's blog at Attic 24, I was inspired to try a project that she posted a tutorial for. I am thrilled with my results.

You can see her bag here.
I am hoping to try this for my next project. I found this yarn on sale at Hobby Lobby.

I followed Lucy's links to a diagram for making the "rounds". As with any project, it will take me awhile. I don't have much "spare" time for crafts! If you like crochet, you will love her colorful blog! I know I do.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet people!

I am blessed to know so many sweet and thoughtful people! A sweet lady that I just met recently gave this stepping stone/plaque to me because she knows how special cardinals are to me. I think it is beautiful. It is hanging on my front porch to welcome all who come to my home.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ice, crafting, and shopping!

The cold winter weather made it all the way to South Texas. We didn't get any snow, but we had ice. It had us shut down most of Friday! I looked at it as a reason to stay indoors and work on a new project.
Samson took advantage of the soft bed in my craft room, and kept me company.
I am making banners for Easter. I hope to include them as part of the prizes for Bunco when I host in March. I am hand-cutting all of the letters since I don't own a "Cricut" or one of the other nifty computerized cutting appliances!
On Saturday, I received an email on my phone from my baby brother. He and my SIL were at an awesome Estate sale. He sent me two photos showing all the glassware that was for sale. Of course, I had to drop what I was doing and rush over! I didn't buy any of the dishes. I liked some, but I didn't like the prices! I may go back when they have marked everything down, and see what is left.

I thought this overnight case was worth $4. I can think of plenty of uses--craft storage, craft tote, camera case, or even toiletry case!
The inside is even in good shape. It also has the plastic tray and two soap containers still in it.
I also found a flower frog ($4), nail clippers ($1 each) and a 100 foot Lufkin aluminum tape measure for ($12). I didn't find any dishes, but I left a happy shopper!
Our DVR has been freezing up. We have a new one on its way, but we weren't able to watch the Super Bowl. Instead, we watched "Julie and Julia" on Net Flix.
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