Creating, crafts, gardening, quilting and life on a little ranch.

Monthly Archives: March 2015


I’m doing a little bit of Easter decorating for my grandkids. They are getting older and I don’t know how much longer they’ll be interested in the decorations that I put up.

Two of my grandsons were delighted with the lego bunny set.

The lego set is super tiny, but not hard to put together.


DSCN0254These bunnies are ready with their chocolate carrots (they’re really mine to eat).

The eggs are paired with my favorite little bird.

DSCN0259Neighbors in the area enjoy celebrating in a big way. I like to drive by their house on holidays to see what they have on their lawn.


This little bunny will make a fun night light, as it lights up


Thank alll of you that visit my blog and have a wonderful family filled Easter.

May peace be with all of you.

Hubby recently bought a new puppy. He’s been wanting one for a long time.

Sunday we were working in the garden. I was planting and watering.

Spicee (our new puppy) decided he wanted to explore.  Unfortunately he found the standing water under my peach tree.  It was a really warm day so he plopped himself down in the water to cool down. He then he decided to roll himself in the dirt.

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Can you see his little head?

He he was enjoying it so much, but the rest of us were in shock.

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Well, what gets dirty, must get clean. His owner (hubby) took him to the hose for a quick rinse, a bath would come later.

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All good things must come to an end. He was put in his little playpen to dry off, and stay out of the mud.

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And this is Spicee admiring himself.♥♥♥♥


20140615_194241_4_bestshotVegas dragon.

Hubby and I have been working our little bottoms off in the garden.

Weeding by hand and then the bigger patches were done with the weed eater by hubby.



We have cleaned up old leaves, cleaned up the pecans that the squirrels have left behind and made a new walkway.

Yes, it is a lot of hard work, but we’ll continue to do it until we can’t bend over any more.

Being out in the garden when everything is blooming is our reward.



New plants were added and some have come up by themselves. Daisies have made their appearance once again.


I added some geraniums, which are some of my favorites.  I have one niece that refers to them as old lady plants, but I’ve always  loved them, even as a young girl.  Choice of colors is amazing.



My lavender is finally blooming and many bees are enjoying them as well



And my broom plant has the prettiest yellow tips on its branches.


Tomorrow is another day  to make the garden a joyful place to escape to.♥♥♥♥


DSCN0135Peaceful garden.



My “too much pink” quilt has a new color added to it. Although I was pleased with the look of all pink, I felt a touch of yellow would put a little pop on it.

Little yellow ducks machine appliqued on the quilt also added a visual touch.

It’s pretty much finished, I just need the backing and simple quilting on the quilt top.

I wanted to share a favorite tool of mine that hubby gave to me.  It’s a magnetic tray that is used to hold nuts, screws and bolts for a handyman, but I’m using it as a  pin holder and works much better than the one I bought at the fabric store.

They  come in all sizes, but this one is just right for the sewing room.  The one on the bottom holds more pins and is  non skid . ♥♥♥♥




buzzardThe scavengers.



Growing up poor in the 50’s and 60’s I had no idea what crafting meant. We sewed because we had to.  We  mended our clothes or made our clothes because it was much cheaper.  Hubby tells me his sisters would fight over who would get the next flour sack fabric for a new garment.

And never mind making home decorations. We decorated with the free calendars that we received from the Mexican bakeries and tortilla factories.  The calendars always had images of  muscular Aztec warriors carrying  beautiful Indian maidens and being Catholic we always tried to get one with the Virgin Mary as well.  These were our art that  hung on the walls to admire.

Today crafting is big business. Crafters spend a lot of money for craft supplies and I’m one of them.

I don’t feel guilty about my vice because it gives me pleasure and it’s therapeutic.



Crafting will go on in my life!♥♥♥♥



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