Thursday, June 9, 2016

Succulents.....my new love....hobby....

A new geranium with a fleshy green plant that smells  of  lime



Last year I planted a few succulents and loved them.....they grew and were beautiful.....then mean old winter came along and my thumb turned brown and I  lost my big beautiful pot.....so this year I will start again.....I will probably winter them in the basement ....my jade plant loves the basement and even blooms ........

this pot sat outside on the patio table all winter ....this sedum did come back!



sedums and lavender ....oh I love lavender


This bird bath was a wedding present .....unfortunately time took it's toll so I am now using it as a succulent planter

my new pot of sedums and succulents....

an old ladle  with a "hairy" succulent

I put this little guy in the hole of the tree bark....it looks like it is ok with it!









rare flower bulb found in our flower beds this spring....eats paper towels  ....
we affectionally call him stinky......he loves to toot! 

I treated myself to a yellow hibiscus

our new succulent bed....

so far the new succulents are liking the area...I hope they will grow and grow this season





My grandparents cabinet this year is coming along.  I have mixed in some different plants and will enjoy watching them grow.


So here's  to a great growing season!!
 checking  out the toad situation....
they have taken a liking to my potted plants....popping out of the dirt to surprise me


just letting me know he is a big boy now because he figured out how to use the pet doors.....
we are no longer safe from him........









Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Oh Boy








It has been a long time....I could not get into my blog and so tonight I sat down to see what I needed to do!  We have been busy around kimmykats......spring is here and we have a new kitten that just popped up in the flower bed.....amazing what kind of bulbs I plant.  It has been awhile since we have heard the patter of little mischievous feet....he sleeps a lot but when he goes watch out!!  I have been home lately and he and I are quite the good buddies.



Over the weekend we took care of a mowing problem and created a new flower bed for my new love of succulents.  We went log and rock hunting and found plenty of  interesting sites along the way...who knew turtles could move so fast.








bull frog tadpole

There were lots of flowers along the way to keep me happy















Sunday, September 20, 2015

Missiles are a fly'n



I have been busy with the missiles......
trying some new patterns I found while browsing Etsy...



 
this is a pattern by AB Jewelry.  
Once I made the pattern as written I started playing ....
I was pretty pleased that I finally figured out how to do the CRAW stitch
 ...oh the possibilities........
 
 
 

 



I added a different swag on the bottom.....again I made the first one per directions and then have  been playing around with it.
 
We are having a beautiful late summer season here.....
looking forward to one last fishing trip to the UP