Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Day 151 of 2022

Fireball was not able to go help his dad
 with the funeral arrangements appointment today
 so I went by myself. 
After I picked up a road snack for the drive home at the corner gas station, 
I looked down and saw that Fireball was with me after all.


Monday, May 30, 2022

Day 150 of 2022

It was a beautiful, though hot, day
 so Fireball and I went for a neighborhood walk. 
When I saw petals on the sidewalk, 
I looked up and saw that the Tulip Tree was blooming.


Sunday, May 29, 2022

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Day 148 of 2022

My current project is finishing the mending
 and replacing missing pieces of this old quilt with new ones. 
Next will be to flip it to the back, add some new batting 
and apply a large muslin patch. 
Then I will put in the missing hand quilting.


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Day 146 of 2022

I am itching to make myself some clothes
 so I am taking inventory
 and measuring the yardage I have previously purchased
 and set aside for this exact purpose.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Day 145 of 2022

I have finally found some suitable rocks to border the maple tree in the front yard. 
This is just the small first load I brought home in my vehicle 
before I realized it was going to take me all day and several trips
 to get it all home. 
So I rented a van, enlisted one son to help me pick up the rest. 
When I got home, I grabbed the other son to help me unload. 
This might become a fun holiday weekend project.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Day 144 of 2022

This small planter contains some of the flowers from Mom's garden. 
It is always a nice reminder of her when they bloom in the spring. 
According to the PictureThis app, it is called Wild Geranium.


Monday, May 23, 2022

Day 143 of 2022

This space used to house our grocery store. 
It has been vacant for many years. 
I am excited to see that it is being transformed into something else. 
I am curious to see what that something will be.


Sunday, May 22, 2022

Day 142 of 2022

My scraps are sorted by color, 
placed in their respective bins 
and put on the newly installed second-hand book shelf. 
I still need to cover some of the bins in fabric of the proper color
 as I could not find bins in all the colors I wanted, 
but it is making me happy
 and will make working on scrap projects a lot easier.


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Day 141 of 2022

M and The Trumpeter came into town late last night, 
attended a wedding tonight and are leaving early in the morning. 
I failed to get a picture of them,
 so this is my only photographic evidence that they were here.


Friday, May 20, 2022

Day 140 of 2022

The clematis I bought last year (the purple one) has bloomed. 
It is already twice as tall as it got last year and has so many booms on it. 


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Day 139 of 2022

Fireball and GB#5. 
You'll notice that GB#5 is holding a picture of little M 
with Fireball from many years ago. 
I believe GB#5 was a little bit jealous 
that Grandpa would be with another "baby" 
so she climbed right up into his lap.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Day 137 of 2022

GB#2 and GB#4 helped me plant flowers
 in all the pots in my front yard. 
They were such good students and helpers.


Monday, May 16, 2022

Day 136 of 2022

I was able to keep this surprise date
 to celebrate our wedding anniversary (tomorrow) 
a secret from Fireball until we walked in the door of the of the venue tonight. 
Recently, I told Fireball the date and time
 and asked him with make the dinner reservation. 
The food was great. The event was wonderful.


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Day 135 of 2022

More irises. 
These are fluffier and much heavier than the yellow ones. 
They are already falling over. 
I'll have to stake them or tie them up if I don't want them to get trampled.
Oh, and the bike matches the flowers. 


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Day 134 of 2022

Last night only one of these irises was blooming. 
This morning there was a crowd 
and it looks like tomorrow there will be an even bigger crowd.


Friday, May 13, 2022

Day 133 of 2022

Today I learned how to install bi-fold closet doors.
This is something I have wanted to know how to do for a while. 
Today was the day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Day 131 of 2022

I had a little incident with the clothes steamer today. 
This blister on my index finger formed immediately. 
This could make certain activities questionable.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Day 130 of 2022

Remember this colorful bar from last week? 
It was so good, we decided to go again this week. 
I never saw this giant sign during our last visit, 
but today it was right over our heads.


Monday, May 9, 2022

Day 129 of 2022

For Mother's Day I picked out this tiny head vase 
with the pretty succulent hair. 
Or is that her hat? 

The answer to the question posed last Monday is three. 
The line in the middle of the picture is an inside corner of a room. 
The gold at the left and the gray/blue on the right converged in this corner. 
The two apparently different colors in the middle are actually the cut in 
of just one new color which was then painted on both walls. 
The light coming from two different directions caused the color to appear different
 but had just come off my brush out of the same can of paint. 
Trick of the eye, light and paint. 
So the answer is 3 but I like piecrust's take on the challenge. 
If you haven't read her comment, it's on the original post.


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

Day 126 of 2022

Today was our annual visit to the Decorators' Show House. 
I mostly go for ideas I can use in my own home. 
This year was a good one. 
I thought the color palette was fresh and completely relatable. 
It was too hard to pick a favorite idea so instead 
I will leave you with this thought for the day 
that adorned the wall next to a secret garden terrace.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Day 124 of 2022

There are advantages to being two adults when going out. 
One of these is when deciding to eat at a restaurant. 
Even if there is a wait for a table in the dining room, 
there is usually open seating at the bar top in the bar, 
offered first come/first served. 
Tonight we sat at the bar with no wait
 and ate great food
 as I enjoyed the view of the colorful bar selections.


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

Day 122 of 2022

Here's a question for you. 
How many actual different paint colors are in this photo? 
It's tricky.


Sunday, May 1, 2022

Day 121 of 2022

I have not been able to do any quilting in a while
 so I thought I'd revisit something I did a few years ago. 
I like to quilt a little sunshine on some of my quilts. 
This one appears to be a sunrise.