penny rug purses and giant cucumbers


  haven’t been doing much sewing, but found a photo of a bag I made for my mom a few years ago, preblog.

    while watering the garden, we discovered an enormous cucumber…..I wondered why I only found one other cucumber on the whole plant……the plant was using all it’s energy for this one….I think it may have been planning for world domination………….


life’s downs and ups

Helene Austin and David Damienr collaborate on a song…..bright and shining.
just what I needed at the end of a loooong week.

back from vacation

I promised photos and forgot to bring along my camera, while out and about. I did manage to take a few photos with my phone………of the Bubble man, named Shorty….he was about 6 and a 1/2 feet tall. If I can figure out how to transfer the photos from phone to computer I will.

We went to Branson, Mo. …….to just relax and briefly visited an amusement park there. We went on a water ride” The American Plunge”, sliding down a very steep slope. My hair probably looked like this the majority of the trip though……it was a very laid back trip.

 we took a few of these……naps are awesome! We spent a lot of time pool side….some of us having gained new found bravado around the water.

The joys of a new skill. Learning to swim…..Over all it was a very pleasant vacation, Thank you, to all that left such nice well wishes for a good vacation. They must have worked, because we had a great time.

Fly Away

We are officially on Vacation……..Yeah…….Yeah!

Be back Sunday. Be well everyone!!!!

I’ll bring back pictures. While I’m away here is a youtube video….enjoy!

Amber Nash

gardening 101

I didn’t exactly get the gardening gene. I do okay with houseplants. When I was about 15 I attempted a garden in our backyard……peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes.

The tomatoes were the only thing that really took off.

I’m hoping that my offspring will decide to like eating veggies if we grow them ourselves……to my delight and surprise it’s working so far! Nasturtiums and green onions have been deemed “yummy”! Yeah!!

We are still waiting on the watermelon. I didn’t read the package thuroughly enough and realized after my watermelon plants sprouted that they should have been about 4 additional feet apart from one another. Oops! Also, I can’t bring myself to nip off the excess blooms, I’ve been so happy to see those pretty yellow flowers.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and your gardens are growing and blooming!