Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Baseball, Bindings and Bloomage

It’s happened.  That’s me in the stands whoopin’ and hollerin’ at my grandkids to ruuuu-nnn faster!  I’ve became one of those nutty grandparents yelling “dig in” and “choke up on the bat”….I tell ya, I never shut up…..whether they’re in or outfield, I’ve got something to say…. And I’m sure the coaches just love me. *wink!

Ms. B’s first year in Blastball, prequel to T-Ball

  Little Man’s first year in coach pitch. 
This is the last week of the season, I'm going to miss going to their games! 
I doubt the coaches will miss me!
A binding we will go….
2 down, about 4 more quilts to go….
New Blooms on the south lawn,  oh who am I kidding - the backyard.

My new shady area tucked between the trees

Friday, June 21, 2013

Oh sure, a squirrel did it.....

Like I’m suppose to believe that?  While out back checking the new grass seed, The Hubs found my leaf bird bath broken.  When asked how it happened, he said he thought a squirrel had broken it.  Really?  A squirrel?  Oh sure, a few nights prior he’d seen a squirrel skirting around it.  Just me, but I think it would have to be a pretty big squirrel (like maybe groundhog sized) to knock the bird bath off the stand….so I say, I’m guessing a squirrel was involved, but maybe the dog was chasing the squirrel and knocked over the bird bath.  Oh no, he was pretty sure it was a squirrel and not HIS dog.  Regardless, the birds will have to bath elsewhere.

I can’t remember how many leaf castings I made before
one would fit on the stand.  I'll weep softly.

What do you think?  She looks guilty to me.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Spring Fever

I’ve been bitten by the gardening bug. I’m trying desperately to get my flower beds in order.  They’re in sad shape due to the drought last summer. Thought I’d lost a couple of shady area ferny type plants, I babied them all summer long, watering, adding a little fertilizer, putting up little obstacles so the dog couldn’t trample only to have them dwindle away by late July. Surprisingly, they returned this spring, but I lost a few other perennials I thought were in good shape.  No green thumb under these garden gloves!

Lastly, my Yellow Brick Road Rose bush – a wonderful gift from my Beta Sigma Phi sisters, for being the out-going Prez this past year. 
Much appreciated!
How much time does that leave for quilting?  A big fat zero for me!  I can’t tell you the last time I’ve used my sewing machine.   A while back I decided to “finish-up” some projects gathering dust.  I’m ashamed to say I’ve got a stack of quilts without the binding on them.  Binding and I do not get alone.  I told myself to suck it up and get busy on some binding or I wouldn’t let myself start another project.  Without much... kicking and screaming, I’m on my second quilt binding.
2nd quilt without binding