We had a sewing room day! Marsel finished putting borders on her quilt and then we loaded it on the frame for her to start to quilt.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
After a tour of the house and the grounds, my parents joined us and we drove to Corky Bells for an early dinner. (Doesn't the family resemblance shout out between Bill and Barb?!)
The sun was very warm but the wind did its best to snatch away all the comfort!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Abigail and I did cleaning and dusting then we did some sewing! She sat on my lap and helped steer the cloth under the needle. It was such a wonderful time and the joy on her face when she put the clothes on her doll, well, it was priceless!
I will be weaving one for my sister next. I think it will be a huck weave......
We have had a pretty regular visitor lately, a stray tom we call Stubby. He has a very short tail, 6", very short legs and no neck to speak of! He is gentle and teases for Bling and Nyki to come out and play. Abigail loved to see him come to the door like this and put his paw up on the glass like he was knocking!
David and Bill mowed, cut, trimmed, stacked limbs and bush hogged at the pond. A real guy day!
Marsel came home in time for dinner-the reunion was a happy sight!
Colors of February-Florida Style
Florida plum tree is in full bloom and the bees are so happy!
We have recouperating citrus trees.
And very sad citrus trees. ( Tangerines all rotten.)
The Christmas berry bushes are in full berry.
The sago palms have taken a hit but after a good pruning, they will bounce back this year.
The azaleas are blooming right on schedule.
The camellias are still in full bloom! They began blooming in December and despite the many hard frosts they have perservered in their bloom season.
The koonti ferns are doing their Spring thing!
The bamboo are always a visual delight!
I don't know what these little wildflowers are but they sure are pretty.
The robins are prolonging their winter stay. I think we should judge the length of winter by their stay instead of the woodchuck's shadow! Since this is the coldest February in Florida history, I would say their presence is an excellent marker of the cold spell the Eastern United States is experiencing!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
T I M B E R ! ! !
The men trimmed back some tree branches so that there would be plenty of light/room for the new pool screening. The East Palatka Holly has been reshaped to resemble a weeping willow! These trees are known for their excellent adaption to rigorous pruning and are often found in the shape of a big lollipop so we will give it a try!
The monkeys enjoyed hanging around!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This day was full of aventures........no, I didn't spell adventures wrong. I have a 'full of life' grand daughter here who flavors every moment with her sayings!
Because it rained last night, Bill and David were able to burn the branches David has been collecting around the yard. (They even stand the same.......this generation thing is amazing to see up close!)
she was the princess calling for her prince from the castle tower....
They even got to collect the chicken eggs-what great farm fun to enjoy.
After a quick run to the bamboo fort, I was able to corral them and get them bathed and pj'ed and storied and in bed.........
(No wonder you don't get a lot of knitting done in the evening Daughter!)
Monday, February 22, 2010
Being Grandparents is Grand
We have the kids for the week while Marsel spends a few days on a mission of mercy. This morning was warm and sunny-welcome back Florida!
I also had the pleasure of doing their schooling this morning ( they are homeschooled.)
Abigail enjoyed a bit of mud pie fun just as the the sprinkles hit.
I made two window shades for the kids room. I hope I have the hang of it now, because I have a lot of windows to go!
Bill , Dad and David finished the backyard just as the rains hit. Dinner is out of the way, we are going to watch Toby Tyler (old Disney movie) and then head for bed!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Movin' In and Then Some
I am amazed at what a week has wrought around here!
I haven't had much energy for any craft accomplishments; instead, a couple of ibuprofen and my recliner is all I can muster by day's end.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It is Lookin' Like Home!
After dinner (a sub 'cuz I still don't have a kitchen!),
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