Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Hello and we are celebrating.  We got 1/8th of an inch of rain.  Now I know that isn't much but they gave us a chance of sprinkles.  So to us that is a deluge.  The patio and drive way even got wet and some water standing.   Come on rain we can never have to much, well unless it is the great flood like Noah is associated with.   Our little playa lakes are low low and the Canadian geese that come to visit  for the winter are not happy.  Sometimes the little lakes are packed with the geese, I mean like little sardines.   

We thought of doing a Rain Dance  but just going to deep water the trees.   Now we found this little ring that attaches to the water hose and waters like 12 inches deep to the trees.  The underground water system just does not water deep so we think SAVE THE TREES.   Now Bermuda grass just keeps ticking like a Timex watch.  Just can't kill it even it the grass is brown it is just waiting to spring alive, especially if it is a flower bed.  And it will grow like crazy over the drive way and you have to use the edger.   We use to have blue grass that takes lots of water in another house.  When I bought the seed they said it will never over seed we have to till the grass us and start from scratch.  Well guess what?  I over seeded and it looked like hair and thick oh my.  So don't always pay attention to  THEY.    We are fortunate to have a water well but still would water the trees deep even if we didn't.  In West Texas Trees are far and few between and what we plant is what we have. 

I remember once we were coming in on a plane and I was sitting next to a young man coming to Lubbock to play football or basketball, forgot now, but he looked out of the window and said it is so flat.  Yep that is West Texas, but we love it. Flat and brown and wind blowing all the while.  It has great people though and that counts for a lot.    

I thought in celebration of the rain  I would go ahead and post Sparkle.  A sweet little faerie I drew and painted a while back.  I did make a ciggie out of her and thought of doing softer colors but these colors just screamed at me. I have a little 9 drawer cabinet we bought at Hobby Lobby and painted it RED of course.  It proudly holds my colors for CQ and my threads.   So I pull out each color and see who yells at me.  They do speak to us you know if you let them. 

Meet Sparkle,  I had to give her a head band with sparkles in it.  The upper right is a fabulous button that I was told about on FB and the lower button is a depression glass I think copy.  Not sure haven't tried to break it to see if plastic or glass.   The rest just kind of grew to where it wants to be.  I never plan a thing with these little gals and I just start and see where things want to go.   Guess that is called creating.   This is for CQJP 2014.   Just a self motivated  project.  I put these in a book and one did find it's way to the Princess Giget in Hawaii.  Now the reddish color is more magenta, sometimes it and purple photograph different.  LOL I am to lazy to set up lights to take it's pic so you get the picture I bet.  
It is hard to name these little gals, one I painted I named Mother Nature.  Not looking the friendliest in the world, hummmm maybe I should have made her looking not so stern?
Sparkle is one of my Essence faeries, I took her essence from a dear friend's granddaughter.   But added bangs and the hair color is definitely not hers.  Just wanted a little look of her granddaughter.  
I have 4 more blocks ready to embellish.  I need to do some more before we get busy, our Relaxed Retirement is a job.  Baseball season is fixin to start and I have to be ready to have some busy work to do while we watch them.   You know there is down time with Baseball and there are 162 games in a season before the world series.  We are going to have to root for two teams this year, some of our favorite players have gone to the Boston Red Sox from our Texas Rangers.  Whew a job indeed.   
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today.