Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring and Chalotte's Web

SPRING!!!!! Oh my it is here and full of promises of green grass, that we have to mow but don't ever complain about it.    We will have flowers and the birds and butterflies will flit around and makes the yard look like there is life and beauty in it again.  The Doves have been going from tree to tree and I know probably making nests.  Yes will have more wind and sand storms but the sand storms are not forever and the wind just keeps it cooler in the summer.  You know the heat, ours is dry, doesn't bother me as long as we have water to drink.   When I use to hoe or chop weeds in cotton fields years ago it didn't bother me.  We started early like soon as it got light and hoed the cotton and as it got hot I guess we just got use to it.   A friend and I would hoe for 50 cents an hour and glad to get it and that is what I bought my school clothes with.  A fair trade for me.  So dry heat you just come on and warm up the ground for the farmers.   I remember one time grandson called us and said Nana this gym is not air conditioned, he was playing summer basket ball and it was hot as blue blazes.  He said you don't have to come and watch if you don't want to.  Well I told Mr. Grandson if you can play in the heat I can sit and watch you play in the heat.   Now I don't like to glissen ( ladies don't sweat) but I did to watch him play ball. 
 I guess the only thing I don't like about spring is the spiders,  they seem to think they need to come out also.   Last year we found a couple of Black Widows.   I really didn't realize how big they are but hubby says he had seen a lot of them when growing up at the farm so he said just watch where you put your hands.   Now guess where the nasty hubby killing things live or one of then anyway?  In the Faerie garden.   I guess it looked pretty inviting and mother Black Widow thought oh what a great place for my thousands of babies to live.   Luckily  the wind blows most of them away.   Yea wind!!!!   Now wasn't that nice of me to make such an inviting place for them?  Little bikes, paths and toadstools.  I am so accommodating.   Well guess what?  I am declaring war on them.   Drum roll please.   Yep I know the spiders are to be here for like scorpion food and whatever else they feed with their little bodies but be gone and go to the alley or someplace I don't play please.  So I guess I will redo my Faerie garden in a few days after the winter havoc of snow and wind has played on it.   BUT with gloves and long sleeved shirt buttoned to the hilt or at least at the wrists. 
I remember seeing Charlotte's Web with our daughters years ago and I cried, yes a grown lady crying at a cartoon spider.  Charlotte was so sweet with Debbie Reynolds voice but I have to face it spiders are not that sweet.   Did love the movie though.  It almost ranks up there with Alien vs Predator in my book.  A wide range there of movies isn't it? 
I have been working on some Crazy Quilting Round Robins.   I am enjoying it and adding my touch to other ladies blocks,  but this particular site has a lot of rules, maybe to many for this old grey mare.   A round robin on  Crazy Quilt Divas is fixin to start and it is always fun.  I am such a pro now.  One under my belt and two in the working and now a new one.  My theme will be Alice in Wonderland.  I will be anxious to see how the other  ladies/artist embellish them.
Here is one of the RR block I have embellished.  This is a 12 block and each lady embellishes part of it.  The yellow in the upper left and the pink faerie part is what I added to the block  
Now of course I have to do my "messy" art also.  This is what I call my mixed media art and love messy fingers with paint and glue.     This is one I did with Jane Davenport in Lifebook 2015.   My inner self.   So I chose flowers and butterflies.  I did draw the girlie in this and drew her little face.   It  was fun and now to do more and play.  

So there you go and thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world or down my bunny trails. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Just some doings

Hello and Happy March.   Now it is March and spring is suppose to be around the corner.  RIGHT?  Don't think Mother Nature got the memo.   So many parts of our county are really getting pelted with the white stuff.  In fact Boston is just under 2 inches of having their record broken. We were saying no more for them but if it means breaking a record---go for it Boston.   Well even here in Texas as I type we are getting pelted.   It was rain, then sleet and now pretty big fluffy snowflakes.  Should be nice and icy in the morning. this morning was like 36 and by tonight should be in the low teens.    Now yesterday the temp was like 65 and in a couple of days they saw it will be that again.  So yo yo weather is upon us. All I have to say is I am glad we live in the South where it doesn't really get cold or ugly weather.  

The fur babies certainly love the snow.   Right now they are asleep and warm in their "sun room" and one of us, not naming names but is the newest member of the family, since September, still will not come in the doggie door if it is down.  So on most days it is taped up and a towel taped at the top to help keep it comfy for them.  We keep trying to teach him to come in, he will go out though.  Even fluffy Libby just gives him a big sigh and goes in and out a couple of times and then thinks oh well he is a goofy dog. 

We will continue to teach or try to teach him to come in uninvited.  During the cold and rain and nastiness we block the doggie door incase he goes out and we don't know it.  He has us trained so well.   When he insists to go out, a bird in the yard or a dragon going down the alley is usually the prompt for that action, we let him out and oh my goodness he won't bark or anything when he wants back in. 

We do keep an eye out for his sleek bouncing body though.  Like I said they have us trained.  He is sooooooo smart can basically teach him one maybe two times and he has it down. EXCEPT coming in the doggie door without being invited. 

Some of his foot prints, kinda pretty design.  Hummmmm maybe he is an artist?  You know how we are.  

 Pretty Libby just sighs and sometimes talks to us and like a big furry pillow when she is inside with the humans.

I had to show a couple of scenes of the backyard trees. But right now it looks like a friggin blizzard out there.   Oh I forgot we are where it is warm and doesn't get nasty. 

I had to show this pretty watercolor I won, yep started the year off winning a treasure.  Of course I think everyday is a winner, I mean we get up  don't we?  That is winner enough for me. 
Ana of Introverted Art painted this and I was a lucky lady.    Thank you Ana. 

I have been doing some Crazy Quilting, bet you knew that didn't you?   I had to show one of the pin cushions I made for a friend.   I have to make more of these. 

I am doing a round robin   on Crazy Quilt International and this one is a  little different  for me.  It is a 12 inch block and 5 of us are in a group and everyone works on one block. I think I made this one so everyone has 4 or so seams to play with.    I know it will sing and when I get it back I promise to show and tell. 

Well Miss Piggy here did another 12 inch block for the same Crazy Quilt international.  It is singing I know and when finished will show you how it is singing.  I love it there are 5 of us on this one and 4 are from Texas.  Get that.   Well 3 of us live in Texas and one is from Texas, we do let Texans live in other states at times.  Then we have one in Washington state but we have gotten her to say y'all and fixin'  she is converting. 

That is enough of me wandering down my bunny trails I don't want you to wear your eyes out but will back in a few days.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today.