May 20, 2018:

Hola!

Yesterday Prince Harry married American Meghan Markle and I couldn't get enough of the royal wedding. What a gorgeous dress, the bride was radiantly beautiful and the church at Windsor - oh my goodness, the flowers alone were soooo beautiful. There's nothing like a good love story to make one appreciate how precious we can be (and should be) to each other.

I'm glad the weather was perfect yesterday for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding. I can't say the same for around here. Spring keeps teasing and then going away. This morning I woke up to a "balmy" 47 degrees F outside, rain, damp, and I turned the heat back on! It's May 20th, the heat. should. not. be. on. Period.

Last Thursday, however, was beautiful. I was able to get a goodly amount of yard and garden clean-up done over several days last week. I also took some photos of my flowering tree anchoring the north corner of my house and made the current collage. I think it's an ornamental cherry, and on the the other end of the house, I think that's called a purple sand cherry? I'll have to check that. The blossoms on the tree do not have a distinct fragrance, but the purple shrub that wants to be a tree (despite my hacking it back, back and back yearly - I'm losing, by the way) has myriad blossoms with a distinct fragrance. I can't decide if the scent is too beautiful to bear or too awful to smell, it certainly can be overpowering!

This coming week will be the third cut of the grass this season. We had rain late Friday night and then for several hours earlier this morning. This rain, on top of the rain we had over four days the prior weekend, and the grass is growing like nobody's business! I don't mind doing the grass, though, as long as it's not too hot, too cold, not raining, and not too windy. I'm not picky at all, am I...

I still have a lot of raking out of areas that suffered from snow mold over the winter, and have not yet really tackled cleaning out the north flower bed in the backyard. That will be a chore!

But Memorial Day weekend is coming. This coming Saturday I will be out with a friend (who has a nice large van - goody!) stocking up on potting soil, top soil to fill in never-ending low spots in the yard, grass seed, and lots of plants! For some reason, this spring seems busier than those in prior years. I can't figure out why that is...

Jan

Saturday, March 9, 2013

What is it your town can do really well...

....hmmmm, we can sew!  Yes, we can sew...

OH MY GODDESS!  A little while ago to catch up, I visited one of my favorite sewing blogs (yes, I can sew, no, I'm not very good at it, and yes, I love it anyway, just like I play chess :)   10,000 Hours of Sewing.  I love Victoria!  Please check out her blog.  Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy this film clip from "The Three Amigos", aptly entitled "We Can Sew!!


2 comments:

  1. Jan,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and giving your support and encouragement!! I bought a bike and have started to peddle my butt off, hopefully in more ways than one!! LOL!!

    I am glad to hear that you like Minerva!! She did look creepy at Halloween, didn't she??

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. Jan,

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!!
    I will try to take a better picture of the clock on the wall in the Dining Room for you and add it to my next post on all the Dining Room decorations which will be posted tomorrow... Joe bought it for me in J.C.Penney a few years ago....

    Minerva reminds me of the family in Meet Me in St. Louis going to church at Easter..... I do have fun playing with dressing her up....

    I am very pleased with the New Pope. He does seem like such a humble and inspirational man and that is what this world needs whether you are Catholic or not.....

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for always having such nice things to say.... Your comments always make my day and i better be careful that I don't get a big head!! LOL!!

    Have a great Sunday... We are predicted to get 4 inches of snow tomorrow!! UGH!!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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