Showing posts from May, 2011

a little cuteness

nothing but legs☺ still kinda wobbly one of them was a real go-getter

Oh yea, and in yesterdays post I referred to our visitor as "she".   Well, he came back later in the afternoon and we noticed the beginnings of his horns;~) I had wondered why "she" didn't have any babies with her;~) So far, the male has found the garden but didn't eat any of my newly  planted perennials as he WALKED RIGHT THROUGH the garden. Momma and babies haven't yet found the garden. So far they have stayed to the side of the yard. Wish me luck☺

Sprinkler 1 / Moose 0

It's that time of year again. Time to be outside.    The last couple of weeks I have been planting, weeding, watering and, on a couple of occasions, I was able to just chill in my lawn chair. The weather has been absolutely awesome. Warm and sunny. After last summer having almost 40 straight days of rain,  I'm hoping for a little more sun this year. And so far it's been great. In the planting department, I finally got all of my containers planted  and the shipment of baby perennials I FINALLY got (long story) should be hardened off enough to plant tomorrow. Once I get everybody in the ground I will take some pictures so I have some before and after shots;~)
It's also that time of year for visitors.
Once she spotted the sprinkler
she had to check it out
she got within about two feet then turned and ran
Ok, we're gonna try this again
here we go
Oooohh, what do we have here?
oh wait, I was heading over there
"Oh! It got me again! I'm otta here."

never to be duplicated

at least not by me. Not any time soon.
  I absolutely love the way this necklace came out  but it was the biggest pain in the butt. Granted, I have to fight the urge to be a perfectionist and sometimes I lose,  like with the components of this necklace. Which means a lot of the time consuming part was me tearing out  and re-doing the seed bead parts. (Seed beads. I hate them but I am addicted to them. Go figure.)
This necklace started with the focal made by Juls of JulsBeads (if you've been around a while, you know I am also addicted to her work or should I say her art) Each one of her beads is a work of art and whenever I make a piece of jewelry that contains her beads I always feel like it "needs to be worthy". That's when the perfectionist kicks in. 
I had a vision of the finished piece before I started and this came pretty close. I like it☺

Spring is finally springing

I know some people are already getting into full summer but we are just entering into Spring.

  So far the weather has been awesome but it's still too early to do much planting. Still getting a little cool at night. (28º yesterday morning) Last weekend I spent prepping my garden area. I got it weeded and fertilized and ready for planting the 57 perennials that the post office was supposed to deliver Thursday that still haven't been delivered  that hopefully are still alive when they do finally get around to delivering them. This weekend I am getting my new pots ready to go.
A few years ago, my husband decided that he wanted to put  in a garden area at the front of the house. So he hauled rocks and dirt and he shopped for plants and he did all of the planting himself. (He's not exactly a green thumb kinda guy) It's done quite well and I only have to nag a couple times each summer for him to weed it. Ever since he put the garden in (to one side of the deck)  I have been undecided a…

finally figured out why I was making all of those little beaded beads...

Apparently I was planning on making these.
And these.

They are currently residing in my Etsy shop.