This little guy was hanging out by my water spigot. He was so very patient with me sticking my camera in his space........and such a bright green! He now has his own portfolio.....the frogs at the pond are lining up for their chance of being famous too.
I have been busy learning new bead stitches for my next blog hop challenge hosted by Therese and Christine.......those little flying missiles have had some not so nice words uttered......but it gave me an excuse to go bead shopping! Which brings up more shopping. My beloved is driving me over to Milwaukee to the Bead and Button Show. I can't wait!!! My first jewelry show ever. I am sure I will be drooling and my husband will have to take away my money so I don't spend it all at once.
When we leave there we are headed for Freeport IL for the spring Flea Market. We attended this one last Fall and came away with some great bargains so we are hoping for great bargains again.
Our last stop is very sentimental for me. For the last 9 years every June I have climbed aboard my Fathers BN Farmall and traveled the Iowa countryside at 10mph. It was a very hard decision but, I chose the show over the tractors this year. We will still get to see the 500 tractors in Clinton....I will be along the sidelines waving with tears in my eyes as I watch those proud tractor owners head down the road. Dad's partner this year is coming all the way from California to drive his restored Farmall. He grew up here in Iowa but has been away from the farm for many years.
I want to mention one last thing. This last month has been filled with sorrow and joy as we celebrated the life of my Dad's youngest brother. He was diagnosed with cancer and his time with us went quickly. I need to mention the wonderful people of our local Hospice. Their caring made his last days in a hospital a comfort. He was a farmer and should have been in the open field with blue skies above as he planted for the year. His sense of humor and ready jokes will be missed by many.
Hippity Hop I'm off to shop!!