Tuesday, August 30, 2016


For the Bee block quilt--
I did change what my truck was carrying in the back of it--
and decided on a blue truck--
though I really would of liked a red one--
but more red is coming up on the next block--
So now there is just 2 more blocks to color and stitch--
I have made my adjustments to the patterns and have them traced off--

And one more baby sweater is finished--
I really liked the coloring in this skein of yarn (took one and half skein)!!!
and yes another one is on the needles!!!

And I got a delightful surprise in the mail last week--
It was from my friend Alice and the card said--Happy Everything--
how cute is that--
and talking about 'cute'--look at this tissue paper that was on the top of everything??
Got some cute fabric--
this cat one is delightfully crafty!!
A lovely new coloring book--
Cute little tub with more fabric and
some supplies--

a marking pencils and a pad for my shopping lists--
 And an awesome stained glass suncatcher for my window
And what you say--
No chocolate????
Have no fear--my friend Alice would not forget the chocolate--
only she knows that sending the actual chocolate to Fl this time (or really anytime) is not the best idea--so she sent cash for the chocolate--and I will be going to town tomorrow to get me some more chocolate as the cupboard will be empty of that necessity after today!!!!

Love and Laughter, di

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


I got 2 more Bee blocks done--
But they are not the ones that everyone else did--
Leave it to me--
to always having to change something--
Here is the 2 blocks that I designed for this quilt-
A clothesline with clothes--
I knew that I would probably do a clothesline when  I first started the quilt--
as clotheslines are sooo country to me--
this block will replace the kite block--

And one has to have a wagon on a farm--
to fill up and pull around the farm!!!!
wanted to color it red--but there is a bit of red in this quilt already--
so did a blue one instead--
this block will replace the row of flowers one--

and now the next 2 blocks are out--
I do love the barn and I love the truck--
just haven't decided if I want to change some of the details or not--hummmm?????

Finally a man gets a ladder and climbs up to my bedroom window for me to elope--
and guess where I am???
Not home--outside taking pictures--
that's me always in the wrong place at the wrong time!!!!

Had another adventure last week--
On Friday a nurse came at 7 am to take some blood and here is her wheels--

She was very good at drawing the blood and a very happy person--
In general I feel that the people who live and work in this area are very happy friendly helpful souls--
I just wished I could say that about the seniors that live here!!

Love and Laughter, di

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Oh that is just Bubbles--
Swimming along in his new set-up--
I had gotten so many new plants that I needed to redo the tank the other day--
and if you look closely you will see Bubbles 2 friends--A & B and then there is the Zebra snail and in the bottom is 2 other tiny snails --so Bubbles has a lot of friends to boss around!!


I did not get alot of stitching done this week so far--
first I had to design my own 2 blocks for the Bee quilt as I wanted a couple more added to my quilt--and decided that I would do that this week--they are finally ready for me to color in later today and then start stitching--I do really like the next couple of blocks to come out in the Bee series though!!
I did get another baby sweater knitted though--
this one is using some of the new colored yarn--
and my favorite color--pink!!!


And as I walked out the back door to go down to the dock--
I snapped this photo--
Now there is a back seat co-pilot if I ever seen one!!!

We are still hot here but finally did get some rain--
we have broke a heat record this year--as of yesterday it had been 56 days of 90 degrees or higher and today will be added to that total--!!!!
love, di
I can't tell you how many days I feel just like this cat!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2016


There is alot of buzzing going on here lately--
so I did work on the last 2 two Bee blocks--
to show for it--
And look at what all that Buzzin created--
a jar of honey!!
and right now I would love one of these--
a chocolate cupcake with strawberry frosting!!
and I would even love to have a black kitty visit me!!!

and now today--I have just downloaded the nest 2 Bee blocks--
we are getting to the end shortly of these blocks--
and I did see some neat Bee fabric that is to come out in Sept that might be just the right one for the lattice on these blocks--time will tell!!

Got a bit more rain--and seen these droplets still hanging around on the plants on the trail a couple days ago--
be good--
love and laughter, di

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


but first--
another finish on time--
(well--on time I mean before the next month comes out--
even though it is 9 days into August!!)
this month's cross stitch was a dog--
she had a white tummy in the original one--
but I made mine to look like a dog I had growing up,
named Rex--and he had a brown tummy!!
Now am waiting for the release of September block--
but probably need to order some more cloth--
I did order some a while ago thinking it would be enough for the rest of the months--
but did not like the cloth when it came in---
I find it very hard to order 28ct cloth and get the right weave and color in!!!

Earlier today I did my 'loop' on the trail--and as I got to near the street end--
our Housekeeper, Tammy was walking towards me--she said she was looking for 'trash' along the path--we stopped on the trail and was visiting when we both noticed something behind us and when we turned to look--
guess 'who' we saw???
She did run into the ferns when we stopped and looked at her--
and we caught her doing this--
she eventually did come back out and did run across the street--
and down to the bank where we feed them--
she got all the peanuts today--she was hungry--
very hungry--as Russell is not feeding them much any more--poor things!!

OHH--and why did I call this post WET--
cause we finally --
finally after 33 or more days of no rain--
got some rain--
and some more rain--
and now we have--
the pond back---
only so far no ducks have come by to enjoy it--
Ohhh--ducky's were are you????
love and laughter, di

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Luckily the new Bee blocks came out late this week--
cause I just finished up last weeks last night--
I love aqua bicycles for some reason--
so I had to color mine that color--there was alot of stitching on that one too--
but really love how it came out!!

Yesterday the next block came out and today should be another one--and as I wait until I have both patterns before tracing and coloring them--I am right on time--
but only because the next blocks where a bit late coming out!!!!!

And one more baby sweater is done--
so now I have 2 of the newest yarns on my needle--
but today on the dock--I ended up doing more 'unknitting' than knitting-
about 6-8 rows--as I seen,  I had make a mistake and it all had to be ripped out--at least I discovered it early--right???

And look who is getting really brave--
Southern Rocky is on the pier--headed to the dock where I am sitting--
here she is checking out Russell's cleaning bucket--
when Russell came back he did bring Rocky some food--I think if Russell hadn't shooed him back into the brush area-he would of come right up and ate out of Russells hand!!!

Love and Laughter, di