"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

It's Awww Monday! August 28, 2017

August 27, 2017
Two of our family's cutie pies!
Nephew Steve in Colorado
sent these photos of Cody and Kayden
with their surprise gifts from Aunt Kathe.
Cody has a sock monkey
and Kayden has a belated "Big Boy Quilt"!
Such nice children!
Thanks Steve for sending these photos!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Feline Friday August 25, 2017

Pet food store cat in serious need
of a tummy rub !!

Thanks Sandee for Feline Friday!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

More Baby Quilts! August 24, 2017

Between both our families there will be
four more babies ....so I have been busy sewing
up a storm.  To me it's painting with fabric! 

Lots of girls are expected! Only one boy in the works.
Plus one 6 year old who never got one of my quilts before...
This one goes to Austin Texas.

Below is the "Big Boy Quilt"
Mailing off to Colorado today!

Another baby girl quilt....
Eventually will be mailed to Colorado.

This is my favorite quilt....it reminds me
of a board game! Perhaps I should make up a simple
game for it with small stuffed animals as 
the tokens to use playing the game? But then I would also have to make large cloth dice! Hmmmm?  

Yet another baby girl quilt!
This one will be going to England.

All my baby quilts have a pocket on the back
for the baby's name and birth date etc.
Plus a personal message. And the baby has
a pocket for some little toy or rattle.  

News alert- just found out another boy will be arriving! 
So I still have one  more quilt to make...yay!
Have a great day whatever you are doing!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wordless Wednesday ! August 23, 2017

photo credit to unknown photographer via friends email

Monday, August 21, 2017

It's Awww Monday! August 21, 2017

Very Awesome Morning! 
One of my favorite buddies....he's so handsome!

After viewing the eclipse with good friends
we toasted the day with Martinelli's Cider
and Lindt's Dark Chocolate!
( I love my shadow hopping into the photo! ) 

We viewed the eclipse near Mt Shasta's
emergency helicopter pad with a bonus
viewing of the helicopter taking off!   

Have a great week!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sunday Shadows! August 19, 2017

I found this bug exoskeleton the other day...

Probably isn't the best table decoration!
But it is interesting.
 Enjoy your day!
For more Sunday Shadows go here!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Feline Friday August 18, 2017

Image found on internet
"Humans are so interesting.
I just don't understand what the big
deal is about Monday."

Monday, August 14, 2017

It'a Awww Monday! August 14, 2017

Russell and our neighbors
new Australian Shephard puppy!

Squirmy Toby makes
a blurry furry photo!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Something to Think About ~ August 12, 2017

Scenes from my little garden...

The beautiful Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar


Little hot pepper plants...

Day Lilies and Yellow Cherry Tomatoes...
"Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable.
They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide.
I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed: to live at least a part of their lives without a boss."

Wendell Berry ~ Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
This was "borrowed" from another blogger Lagniappe..... 


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Feline Friday! August 11, 2017

Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Insects are Awwwesome! August 5, 2017

It's Awww Monday!!!

Thanks Sandee!!!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Feline Friday August 4, 2017 ~~~~ A Hunting We Will Go.....

Lucy waits patiently....
ever hopeful to spot a chipmunk!
 (note: the leash prevents her from actually catching a chipmunk.)

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Wordless Wednesday August 2, 2017

Olallie Lake, Oregon
with Mt. Jefferson in the background