Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Where Oh Where Have I Been?

Hello Friends~if you've been wondering where I've been, I've been researching so many topics over the last month and I never felt I had to the time to post.  So hubby and I had decided to get an RV in February and of course we know everyone's plans went by the wayside with the Covid pandemic.  During that time though I spent many hours researching what type of Class C to purchase, the good brands and not so good brands. When May finally rolled around we started looking seriously, but just couldn't find one that matched our needs and budget.  We used to camp every summer, but then I got old and didn't want to sleep on the ground any longer or hike across the campground to get to the bathrooms in the middle of the night.  Since we moved to Colorado 12 years ago getting a RV had been in the back of our mind, but just never happened.  So last Saturday hubby and I ran to the big box store to get two new ceiling fans we needed to replace and decided to drive to a dealership to look at a Chevy Tahoe that hubby had seen.  We drove it around and promptly sat down with the salesman to talk numbers. Thirty minutes later we were walking out for lunch and to grab a check for my new ride.  Hubby was very sad that we traded in my Highlander in order to get this, but we couldn't pass up the deal.  Yesterday I happened to see a trailer at a RV dealership down near Denver and bought a two year old 27' Coleman trailer.  One of the big reasons to get a trailer/RV was so we can take Hunter with us on trips.  We won't take possession of the trailer until the 10th of June, but it looked like it had only been used two or three times.  Once we get it we will do some local trips to get the hang of it and get Hunter used to it.  We are hoping to return to the Black Hills and also Jackson Hole after that.  I did tell hubby I couldn't be gone more than a month at a time.
So you can understand why my posting has been nil.  I hope you are staying well and enjoying the spring weather.
Joy to you.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Finished Projects

Happy Monday to you. In the midst of easing our restrictions in Colorado, we are still being encouraged to stay in; due to that fact, I've been finishing up projects and hubby and I did some gardening. This cute wall hanging I made for our youngest daughter, because she has a Cruiser Bike like this that even has a basket; as I was making it, I just kept thinking of her. So she ended up with it and while I used to do Needlepoint and embroidery, it was about 38 years ago-so my embroidery was less than stellar. Kim absolutely loved it!
When we lived in northern California we always had Lacy Leaf Japanese Maples-it was our thing.  Hubby's dad instilled a love for them in both of us and we had more than a dozen in the yard at our last home.  While they don't do well here in the cold Colorado winters, hubby made up a small greenhouse for one and it worked.  This year we decided to redo one bed in the back yard and add some more of our favorite trees; this tree won't get much taller and will fill out.  The bed gets sunshine all day long and so we planted perennials around it.  The mini/toy Schnauzer belongs to our daughter and family; they were off running an errand, so we have her and their Standard Poodle for the day.
We had to run out ourselves and happened to see this gorgeous Pelargonium, I couldn't resist.  There was a hanger outside my sewing room window and I thought that this would be a bright spot as I sit and sew.
Another bed filled with Iris' plants and in the fall our mums come up.  I moved the birdbath there and we have some decorative items.  I'm trying to figure out how to keep water in the birdbath from getting very yucky after a day or so. I don't want to add anything that will harm the birds, but I hate it when it gets algae on the bottom. If you have any tricks, please let me know.
From the opposite end of the bed.
I got my quilt back from the Long Arm Quilter on Thursday and it looks wonderful; now I've got to make the binding and get it done. Once it's finished, I will share it here. I've got more projects I need to get to after that.  I am very happy with the look and how little she charged me.
We got to spend time with both daughters families yesterday, such fun!  They are incredible daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and friends.  I am so blessed.
I wish our spring weather would settle in~we've had some nice days, but then we have very windy days and even some rain.
Blessings to you!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

One of the greatest blessings in my life has been being a mother to two incredible daughters, who married two incredible men who are more like sons to me and all my grands.  I'm so thankful for those who came along side of me and mentored me in biblical child rearing and were always there for advice.
I hope you have a wonderful day!