Thursday, July 10, 2014

Little Ms.DIY strikes again!


 “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.― Mark Twain

Well the truth is that I haven't gotten any sewing done for nearly two weeks now...........part of the reason was the 4th of July holiday of which I can say I did nothing but enjoy myself.........went to New Mexico and saw my siblings, Mom and Dad,  my children and grandchildren and nieces, nephews and the beautiful ladies my sons are in love with............so there was just no time to sew.............

This week I decided to make some birdseed cakes, some hummingbird nectar and a squirrel feeder........yes, I am the acorn that hasn't fallen far from the tree...........my sweet Daddy has made lots of garden decorations........wooden toys.....etc, and I love doing it too.............my Mama used to can fruit and make jelly so she taught me to enjoy the kitchen...........

Here are my creations for the week............




 Hopefully next week I can get back to Dorothy and the rest of the Oz characters........but if not......you can find me in the backyard watching all the wild critters................

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

One Flower Thursday.....again.....and some turtle fun..............


Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.— Elvis Presley


I am still not sure where I want Dorothy's friends to be in the poppy field but here is one thought................


 I think I will try a few layouts before I decide.................

In earlier posts I have shown you some photos of our two turtles, Donnie and Stevie, and here are some more.......these two little ladies are so different from each other!  The big one, Donnie, loves vegetables....mostly fruits like watermelon and apricots where the little one, Stevie, is a protein lover!  She loves hamburger!

And just as they have different palates.......they both like water but Donnie likes the spa.......................


 and Stevie likes to swim in the great outdoors......lol......these little gals make my day!

I am linking up with Karen's One Flower Wednesday page and I hope you will go check out the other flowers there........
Just Click HERE...........
Hope you are all having a wonderful day............talk to you next time!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday morning with One Flower Wednesday..............


 To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.— Reba McEntire



I am adding a new flower to the Magic poppies scene...........here is the scarecrow in the poppies............


 ....and you can see his friends in the second photo waiting for their flower to be made............I will show you one or two of them next week and hopefully the following week I can sew them into the scene with sleeping Dorothy....................

The week I was gone on vacation was hard on my grass......it has been so hot.............I had been "nursing" some areas I had gotten a little too zealous with in killing some crabgrass.......unfortunately I killed some of the good lawn and was trying to get some new grass to grow.........with nobody here to keep it wet, I lost some of the new grass so today I am off to buy some more seed and start back again..............so I will just say Ta-Ta for now..................talk to you soon.............

 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

On my Way back home on One Flower Wednesday



The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.— Oscar Wilde

I am on my way back home after a wonderful 10 day vacation.  By the time I get back home I will have driven over 1200 miles!  I have had such a good time and now it is time to get back home and back to work............

While I was here I managed to sew together some "pavers" I guess I will call them........not really flowers but some additions to the Talking Apple Tree scene..............



 
these hexies, together with the flower I showed you last week go sewed together just like this........................
 


Please remember to go check out the other flowers growing in Karen's garden at One Flower Wednesday.........just click HERE

I am setting this to auto-post at midnight and I will be taking off early tomorrow right after my kids get off to work and school. My son took some wonderful photos today of the family so I will just say goodnight for now and share one last photo of my vacation time.  I will talk to you again when I get home......ta-ta for now.... 



 
 
 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

oops!



One kind word can warm three winter months.— Japanese Proverb





Don't know exactly how it happened but I was in the middle of getting my post for One Flower Wednesday done ahead of time when.........whoosh!...........it just took off and published before I was even done with it, let alone waiting until Wednesday............so here is what I call my "disclaimer post"....lol

I am still at my son's house until Wednesday when I will head back home and work as usual..........til then I am still enjoying my vacation.

Here are a few photos of my family that I've taken while I've been on my visit.......







Now lets see if I can get this published correctly.......lol....

I'll see you again on One Flower Wednesday......Ta-Ta for now!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Day late but not a flower short for One Flower Wednesday..........

 
  "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another --- Charles Dickens


I am late for OFW this week but with a good excuse:  I am visiting my family in DFW for a week and I have been busy giving my grandsons their "Nana-time"........so I know I am forgiven...right?

I was lucky enough to be here on a day I could attend Awards Day at my Grandson's school...........here he is accepting his award........(Nana couldn't get a photo of his face.....)

 


I actually did have my flower ready and I should have also had my post ready but I went from working Friday and Saturday night to sleeping on Sunday to getting ready to drive 400 miles on Monday and managing to get packed on Monday too.........anyway.......here I am and here is my flower for Wednesday this week...........another flower ready to sew into the Talking Tree scene............. 


 
 
 Before I left on my trip I snapped a quick photo of my design wall........I wanted to put up the Oz scenes I had so far to get an idea of how it might look............I'm sure there will be lots of changes but this is somewhat like I have been seeing it in my head................
 
 
Ok that's all I have for today..............if you haven't already, please remember to check out the other flowers at Karen's One Flower Wednesday....click on the link to go there.......
 
I will talk to you again next time............Ta-Ta for now!
 
 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

One Flower Wednesday....."Magic Poppies will make her sleeeeeeep........"


Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, "Yes," and hope will reappear.— Monroe Forester




I got the Oz poppy fabric I had ordered and was barely able to make the flower with Dorothy asleep in the Poppy Field.............each flower that I make as a scene actually needs three of the printed scenes in order to make one flower but the half yard I ordered was cut so that there were only 2 Dorothy asleep scenes in it so I had to sort of finagle another piece in there using the tin man's hat to make the rest of Dorothy's sleeve............can you tell???


I don't have any poppies (magic or otherwise...lol) but I thought she looked pretty good sleeping in my Desert primroses.......

I will probably try to sew this flower together with the poppy-hexie flowers I had made earlier............



I also got some more of the talking tree fabric I had ordered so I can hopefully begin finishing out the talking tree scene, as well...............
so that is it for this Wednesday on my blog but Karen has more lovelies for you to see on her One Flower Wednesday Page.........please click on the link to go there too!  So I will talk to you soon..........ta-ta for now.............






 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

One Flower Wednesday............Dorothy and the Talking Trees



  If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.― Robert Brault 


I ran into some problems when trying to make my flower for this week.  I was just not happy with the fabric I had to make the tops of the two trees below so I ordered some more fabric and it didn't get here in time to make the flower.......I'll owe you one for next week but in the meantime..........here is where I sewed last week's flower............


 I hope all of you Moms had a wonderful Mother's Day this weekend.  Mine was wonderful.  I heard from all my children and grandchildren and also talked to my own Mother.

 I hope all of you all will join me today in checking out all the pretty flowers growing at Karen's One Flower Wednesday...........I'm headed there right now.......come along!




Friday, May 9, 2014

Out with Apricots.....In with St. Francis!

 Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.  --Francis of Assisi


Do you all remember all the hoop-la with me planting the apricot tree earlier this year?  Well, at first it looked like it was going to do well.........it began growing new leaves and even had ONE little apricot on it so I was happy....and then, all of a sudden, it began to dry up and die................so I guess it wasn't happy with that hard ground I tried to plant it in...............

Anyway...........I decided that the area probably was never going to nurture anything more than flowers on the surface soil so out it came.................and here is my new idea instead:






 I added the solar light in back so he will have a light at night............I adapted the garden stake in back that was sort of obstructed in the previous photo........I will see tonight if it actually works............lol..............

So anyway.............I'm happy because I have wanted a large St. Francis for years and have never found one I liked until now........and since the Apricot tree wasn't cooperating...........well, as Pa Ingalls (and my Sis) always say......."all's well that ends well"................

I'm headed upstairs to see if I can get a design wall put up in my sewing room so I can start putting the sections of the Oz hanging up............then I will try to get a little nap in before starting my work week again tonight............so Ta-Ta for now...........







 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

One Flower Wednesday--3 times a Charm!

   “Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.― Barbara Smith

 Yes I am on a roll!......posting OFW 3 weeks in a row now, as Dorothy and her friends have made it back solidly into the WIP pile........
This week's flower (plus a petal) will go into the "Talking AppleTree" scene in the Oz hanging............


 ....and, of course,  I'm going to make you wait til next week to show you what I have so far in the Talking Tree scene...........

but now I'll show you where I sewed last week's flower.........the one with the flying chair.........I sort of clipped the top of the flower when I photographed it, but you get the idea.......this scene photographed really yellow....it is really more of a beige-brown color.......I hope to transition the tornado skies from the brown to green to blend them into the scene I showed you last week where Dorothy's house landed on the witch near Munchkinland....





Thanks to Karen at One Flower Wednesday for providing a wonderful place to show our flowers and keep us blogging!  Please click the link to check out the other flowers growing there........

So there you go...........see you next week in the talking tree forest.........Ta-Ta for now........................