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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........................



Sunday, May 4, 2014

Nice visit home and Donnie & Stevie are out!

Someday all you’ll have to light the way will be a single ray of hope, and that will be enough— Kobi Yamada




Last week I went home to New Mexico to visit Mom and Dad, my Sis and Bro..............

We had a wonderful visit.........Mom and Dad and I went and visited some of our ancestors as we went on some cemetery visits.......

I know I've mentioned to you all that I have been researching my family tree now for several years and am quite active in a website called "FindAGrave" which posts memorials with photographs of our ancestors showing where they are buried.  There are thousands of volunteers (myself included) who photograph headstones for researchers looking for their ancestors.......so anyway I was missing some tombstone photos so Mom, Dad,and I went on a day trip and had a good time.......
We also visited the place where my Dad was born and grew up......It was wonderful to spend the time with them and hear their stories and recollections of the "olden days"........

This morning when I got home from work both our turtles were out and about............

Here is Donnie....


and Stevie.......

and Tinkerbell....aka "The Stalker"..........
 
 Well I have been awake since yesterday and worked the graveyard shift last night so I guess I'd better go to sleep so I can turn my clock around and be ready for work tomorrow morning bright and early!  Ta-Ta for now............