Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

I haven't done much stitching for the past couple of weeks, but I have done a bit of work on my LHN Seasonal Saltbox piece. Maybe I'll eventually get it done...after gardening season is over.

The flower garden is gearing up and things are popping up all over the place and blooming. These are the early bloomers that have started putting on their show lately.

This Sweet William, aka dianthus, was planted last spring as part of a wildflower seed assortment. It didn't do anything last year except grow, so I was so excited to see it blooming this year. I absolutely LOVE the flower color!

These are poppies that have lost their petals and are in the process of going to seed. The ones in the back have just recently lost their petals. The ones in the front have developed their "crowns". Eventually, the pod will turn brown and a little gap will develop under the crown and the top of the pod. This allows the teeny little seeds to escape in the wind or when the seed pod is crushed.

Another seed pod and poppy flower. When the weather is cooler and the sun's not out, like on the day I took these pics, the flower petals don't open up very wide. They stay closed up and look more like tulips than poppies. This has been a good year for the poppies. Last year, they got windblown and the petals got blown off just about before I could get out and snap a pic of them.

Lastly, this is a Brazos Penstemon. It's a Texas native and does well in the shade. These things stayed about 8" tall all summer and winter then shot up like they were on steroids during late winter/early spring. Now they're flaunting their beauty. I'm very pleased with them. I harvested some seeds last season and winter sowed them. I've now got babies!!

The past 2 weeks have been a total blur. We had inventory at work this past Saturday, then I had to work on Sunday doing the audits and variance reports. When that was finished, we had to put the store back together because big wigs from corporate were going to be in the area Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and might pop in. Eek! (They never showed!) Needless to say, I've been exhausted and trying to recuperate. Today, I worked a half day, had a lunch date with my hubby, then came home and crashed. Tomorrow, I work a shorter shift, and will probably come home and crash, too! LOL

In the evenings, the husband and I have been working in the yard. Instead of mowing the grass...errr...weeds, he's decided to PULL them all by hand. Ugh! I'm doing other yard work. I refuse to pull the weeds when they could be mowed, bagged, and put at the curb for the city to pick up and turn into compost. So, I've been moving plants, planting new plants, and planting up seedlings to take to the spring plant swap in a couple of weeks! Still need to get the rest of the veggies planted, too, or we'll not have any veggies from the garden this year.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Evergreen Progress

Here's proof that I have been doing a bit of stitching in addition to playing in the dirt. Last week, I stitched on it for a few nights and then I picked it up on Sunday for my Sunday Incentive Project Stitching time.



And a view from my fertile driveway...



:o)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The End of an Era

This morning at daybreak, Texas Stadium, the long-time home of the Dallas Cowboys, came tumbling down. It was a monumental occasion for any Dallas Cowboys fan.

This video shows the 11 year old boy who got to push the button setting off the explosions that would bring down the house.



This video is an amateur video taken from the rooftop of a nearby building.



Lastly, from the local CBS affiliate, KTVT, they have a series of videos as well as a write up. In the very last video, you can hear the explosions and it's amazing!

KTVT Coverage of Implosion

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Sunday, April 04, 2010

He is Risen!



May you know the power of His resurrection in your life today. If you don't know Jesus or the power of his transforming resurrection, please visit Need Him.org.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Sunday's Coming!

Today is a day of darkness and mourning. This is the day that we as Christians reflect on the death of our Savior and all that His death brought us. Do not lose hope. Sunday's coming!



I hope you'll take some time today to consider all that Jesus' death on the cross means and how it can change your life if you'll let it.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Thursday Captions

This is the start on my new incentive piece, "Evergreen" by Blackbird Designs. It's stitched on 32 ct. Iced Cappuccino linen using GAST, WDW, and CC (1 of each).

The taters are growing, growing, growing!

Skillet Scalloped Potatoes (yumm-o!) Recipe is on my food blog.