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.
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!
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
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
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
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.)
Friday, February 19, 2010
The sewing room is no longer doing double duty as a guest room, too! I have all the room for sewing, wool prep and quilting! I had fun rearranging and going through piles! (This room and the back half of the house will be getting their face lift next month. We will be getting the wood flooring and redoing the walls just like the front!)
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
We put the last screws in the second vegetable bed. Today, Bill will give me a lesson on painting with the sprayer to get them painted so ...
I sent for two quilts from Quilts for Kids and this is the first kit I wanted to do. They supply all of the fabric and backing, you do the ...
The red Rain Lilies are starting to bloom! They are very pretty and have a bit more sweet aroma thant he white striped ones. We've had...
The tall tiger lilies are beginning to bloom! I am waiting for the orange ones to open up! The orange drawf Calla lily is blooming, too! ...