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Truthfully my garden is being overrun with weeds.  They are having quite a party in my special place.

But my flowers are doing a good job of showing  off their colors.

My Pincushion flower is lovely.  I like the way it posed for me.

pin cushion flower

The Gerbera Daisy is bright red-orange and quite big.

gerbera daisy

I planted Alyssum and Candy Tuft in my water fountain.

boy fountain

Hubby decided he wanted a garden again. He planted  (too) many tomato plants with a few cucumbers.  He loves home grown tomatoes and will have (too) many to eat and will end up  having to share.

tomato garden

And then I have a  crazy  Blue Jay  that is always stalking me and doesn’t even bother to get spooked  when I’m walking in my garden.

darn blue jay

Spring is really here! ❤️💜❤️💜




People say that if you meditate at least ten minutes a day you can relieve some of the stress in your life.

So last week after my morning walk I went into my garden to give it a try. I love my garden and thought this would be the perfect place.



How can you not meditate in a garden filled with flowers and their sweet fragrances and little birds flying back and forth,  so I went to sit on our bench at the end of the garden.

I closed my eyes, was very relaxed and started to meditate. I think I was meditating because I’m still not sure how it works. I tried clearing my mind of clutter.

I could still hear the birds and I could hear the buzzing of bees as they worked the flowers. It sounded so peaceful.

But after a few minutes a strong breeze came up and set the fish plaque, hanging  in the grandkids tree house to go off. The silly fish sings, “Don’t worry, be happy ” and then my hubbies big wind chime starts chiming, well, that  broke up the meditation session.


So I’m thinking a room with no distractions would work better than my garden filled with nature’s gifts.

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DSCN3255 First bloom for this dianthus.

We are having fantastic spring like weather, no I am not bragging, but we are enjoying this warmth.  Our old bones don’t like the cold. But this morning the weather people were saying there might be frost next week.  Ugh!

My snap peas are finally growing.


And guess who loves to eat them. A certain little Mr..  I let him have 2 beans, and he still wanted more.  “Enough,” I said, “I want some too!”  “But you don’t like them as much as I do,” he answered.

Never argue with little Mr., because he owns the last word.


Finally, I get a calla lily.


And this is my vicious cactus, which is one of my favorites.  You never want to get pricked by this one, it has  some long mean needles on it!




It sure does feel like it. Saturday was beautiful and there was a breeze that felt cool and fresh, so we took advantage of the weather  and did some planting in the garden. I’m excited about getting it in shape again.

We chose some English daisies, which are small and great for our hanging container.


I’ve never planted Lavender but finally bought some since they are frost resistant and the water needs are low. Hoping to get more lavender plants.


Blue Fescue is  drought resistant and does good in freezing weather. I’m thinking I’ll need more of those since the weather forecast doesn’t look too promising for rain.

And finally wanted to share some critters that are always showing up on our patio. I’m guessing they’re millipedes, and they creep me out!!



I’m excited to have gotten a Go!Baby fabric cutter for Christmas. All I need is a cutting mat for the dies and then I can start creating. I opted for the smaller version because usually I make lap quilts or baby quilts, so this should suit my needs perfectly. Since I am a cat owner and lover, I can’t wait to use the cat die and I know exactly what kind of fabric to use.  An animal print sounds good.


Right now, I’m working with ducks.  I don’t have a die for a duck, so I’m using my own little duck pattern, which looks just fine to me.





This will be a baby quilt, probably for a little girl, since it has lots of pink.

The ducks will all be different colors, plus I am stitching around the ducks with some #5  perle cotton thread which is pretty thick.

All the colors are all spring looking, a little like Easter colors.  Yes, I am ready for spring!

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things.”—Antoine de Saint-Exupery  ♥♥♥♥


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