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Showing posts from May, 2014

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ May 18, 2014

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter for {phfr} . . .


I haven't taken many pictures this week (more on that in a minute), so I snitched this one from Lizzie.

This little sweetie will be two years old in less than a month.  In about three months, she'll be a big sister!  People always say grandchildren are a blessing, and you know what?  They are absolutely correct!


Now we are skipping straight to {real}, the reason being that we are moving!

Moving was not something we had planned to do in 2014.  I mean, it was not on our agenda for the year, but events transpired to bring it about.  First, Dave's father died in April after a rapidly progressing illness.  Then, out of necessity, his mother went to an assisted living facility.  On a scale of retirement apartment to full-out nursing home, it falls somewhere in the middle.  We explored other options, and this is the one she chose.  But we will all be happier if we are close by.  So it's off to Missouri where …

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ May 11, 2014

It's time for {phfr}!

Our little apple trees bloomed recently.  We planted these trees three springs ago, so they are still very small, but the blooms are lovely!

I always enjoy the initial exuberance of dandelions in spring.  They don't take turns to bloom; oh, no, they all burst out at once.  A poem on this phenomenon from my mother-in-law, Sylvia Spotts~
Spring Puzzle
Who threw all those big yellow buttons on our yard? And what's that curve of funny colors on the sky?
They weren't here before. I know, for I was on guard. But now, here they are. Who did it, I wonder-- and why?
I am happy I finished this dress for my granddaughter.  I used Simplicity's New Look A6578.  Is it just me, or is sewing clothing much harder than any other kind of sewing?  The minimalist instructions included in patterns are little help to novices like me.  Thank goodness for Youtube!  

This was my first experience …