Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Welcome to my Garden.....

We have been blessed with a lovely Spring. 

The flowers are blooming.... 

....the bees are buzzing. 

The birds bathe in the fountain and sing songs resting in the tree. 

Everything seems to be blooming even more than I can remember. 

My mornings are spent tidying the garden with coffee in hand....

In the evenings I am immersed in UK Gardening television that inspires. 

I have created my own English Garden in San Diego!

I sit and admire....

...fuss over the blooms. 

Marvel at the colors and textures of the plants. 

....and I hope to spend much of my summer sipping tea 
and enjoying the company of the gardener who has inspired me!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sew busy.....

I have been having a very creative 2016. 

I finally finished my Dresden....happy Pam Kitty Morning fabrics.

I completed my first Granny Square Crochet Blankett.

I found time to finish a knitted sweater....

...and even made a cute little girl dress to go with it. 

It is hard to stop at one little dress....

...this one is for my friend's Granddaughter who just turned one!!!

Spring always insprires me to refresh the house....
SEW new quilts were a must!!!

A different Dresden design.  
I love Dresden Plate quilts. 

Yes.....welcome Spring!!!

I can't wait to show you what I have been up to in my garden.  
Lovely Spring weather means an abundance of flowers!!!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Easter Fun....

Easter has always been so much fun for me. 

I am inspired by cute Easter displays in my favorite shops....

...then I go home and decorate my home to be hopefully as cute. 

Out come the Easter quilts....

...and each area of our home is decorated with my favorite bunnies. 

The front porch is no exception!!!

Our Easter Day was celebrated at Jonathan and Jill's lovely home. 

Little girls in Easter dresses....

  ....await their fun cousins to share in the special day. 

The Easter Bunny makes sure there are lots of surprises!!!

Little ones can hardly wait to open and enjoy their baskets. 

What fun it is to see the joy thru children's eyes.

There are fun games to play...

...and cousin Leesie shared a tradition from her family.
 All of the little ones are anxious to play. 

Hmmmm.....try NOT to crack the egg!!!

There are lots of hugs...

....and lots of giggles.  
What a fun Easter it was. 

 So happy that we can all enjoy this special time together. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

What has been keeping me busy?

It has been BIRTHDAY season!!!!!

Grampie was first....

...always a good excuse for a treat!!! 

Our Donovan turned FIVE!!!

His birthday party was "Baseball" inspired. 

There was a piƱata full of candy.....

....someone felt like the luckiest girl at the party!!!

A great time was had by all.  

Clare enjoyed her birthday treat.....maybe too much!!!!

Daddy and Clare both share a birthday....and some giggles too!!!

Another birthday...another cake!!!

There have been lots of visits to Legoland. 

Little ones take driving very seriously....

...or maybe not seriously at all!!!!

Lots of fun things to explore....

Lots of fun memories to enjoy.

Donovan and Emme even ran in a Legoland children's one mile race!!!

Always enjoying the blessings of family. 

Always holding precious the times we can share together.