A Patriotic Bunting

The Patriotic bug has absolutely taken over at this place!!

I saw this pattern somewhere and couldn’t resist. I already had all the colors–which made it so easy.

And it only took a couple of nights listening to my favorite podcast and they were finished.

My kind of project indeed. I pondered how to tie them together and did a temporary strand of yarn –just to see how they looked and poof! That did it.

I liked the simple strand bows so much that that’s how they’re staying.

Only trouble is–I love all the Red, White and Blue so much–I can’t stop!!

You’ll see….

Uncle Sam–the Squirrel

By now, you have to be expecting SOME kind of post about our favorite squirrel–right?

Short of little Tarmack holding a live sparkler–I personally couldn’t think of a better “get up” than good ol’ Uncle Sam!!

I made two versions of the US flag that he’s holding–neither of which made me incredibly happy. The first had good stripes but a funky blue space. The second had an ok blue space but weird stripes.

Ahhh well. It needs to be the thought that counts because I’m not keen on doing it again.

We’ll be content to know that we have the most patriotic squirrel in the land.

And who else can say that?

Happy Flag Day!!

Look at us and our amazing patriotic kitties! Chili and Hobbes are good sports, but alas–Lyla would have none of it.

We love any occasion to hang the flag. To be honest, I’m always tempted to just leave it up from Memorial Day to Labor Day because it makes my makes my little red, white and blue soul happy.

Enjoy the day my friends.

Things To Love In May

Puzzles.

If you ever come to my house and don’t see a puzzle set up somewhere–take my temperature quick. I probably have a fever.

I love puzzles…always.

Finding a box of trinkets with some actual cool stuff inside. A tiny wooden sheep, an old spool, liquid luck and pixie dust.

I love stuff like that.

There have been lots of mystery things popping up all over the place around here. Have to wait to see if I’m happy about it or not. For now though, the hope of color here and there is very fun.

Love these crazy kitties of ours…Lyla and Chili napping…

and good old Hobbes–a bit under the weather. Rest up and get well boy.

Pink flowers–any kind, will make me happy all day long. Thanks Jillian!!

Oh, look–another…puzzle. Heh, heh.

A FAIRY DOOR!! I’ll show you more of this later, but for now, just know that I’m SOOOOO excited!!!

New books. History books. Church books. All my favorite things rolled between two covers! 

A beautiful quilt from my daughter–that’s my very own!!! Isn’t it gorgeous?! At last, at last!! I love it so, so much!

Memorial Day 2022

I hope it doesn’t seem morbid to say what I’m about to say. Here goes…

I love Cemeteries. I really do.

Of course, it helps that there are people buried here that I have known and loved. My grandma Elsie and grandpa Clyde…

my sweet mom and dad.

My sweet brother in law Mark–who wasn’t suppose to be here for a long, long time and just makes this mortality so much more real.

There are many more that I’ve only read stories about so that I feel like I know them and I’ve come to love them just the same. My great grandma Sophia and great grandpa Alfred her husband. My mom’s brother who died at birth and was never even named.

That’s the beauty of this funny little Memorial Day tradition that we have here. Now I know that this holiday is for honoring Veterans that have given their lives for our freedom. But my mom taught us to use this day to also remember any  of our loved ones that are buried nearby. Over the years we would bring flowers to the cemetery for everyone we knew any stories about. But the best things were the stories that made them all come to life.

So, I hope it’s ok that we use this day the way we do.

It just feels right.