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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's Been So Long, How Are Y'all?

Howdy friends, I know it's been a while....the Confederate violets have bloomed in the yard.
The pear tree has bloomed, been pollinated and set-on tiny pears. The bluebirds are still considering which nestbox to use.This robin made up its mind to nest in the third sugar maple of our row of four... She went right to work gathering grasses...can you see her for the load of grass in her beak, lol? The nest was constructed and now she's a-settin'... Meantime I've had a trial with my knitting and decided to make another dishcloth to match the kitchen. A Flower Buds Cloth in royal blue. And look at this lil cutie pie flower pen. Yes, it's an ink pen topped with a happy duct tape flower! I used to hate duct tape because of the one yucky color available, but this is great duct tape. The free tutorial is over at the Seven Sisters blog. No, I couldn't stop with one...sure will liven up paying the bills, lol. This is my crochet shawl that I finished the border for, but the border isn't fitting like the pattern says it should so I'm shelving it for now.Spring is here and with it comes work in the vegetable gardens and the everlasting battle to get the house on the market to sell. Matter-0-fact, it's lookin' good enough we'd almost like to stay...almost. :) Hope you're having a wonderful spring, Y'all!


  1. It sure looks like spring in your neck of the woods. We're getting there too, but the only flowers we have right now are the crocus. Love your duct tape flowers. Yes, they do have all sorts of colors in the duct tape now-- including animal prints and camo ;)Your dishcloth is very pretty. You can never have too many. Sorry about the border on your shawl. Hopefully when you get back to it it will work out. Some times we all need a break. Well, take care and looks like you'll be quite busy for a while. Hopefully you'll get a break now and then :)

  2. Hi Tea! Everything is so pretty. Heard on the news today that the Pigeon River was a little polluted by some water runoff. Don't know which is worse waste water pollution or the bacteria that gets in the water from the wild boar. Still tryin to sell?.....
    Where did you say you were exactly?
    Sigh...just dreamin.

  3. Mum, I didn't get my violets. Can you save me some?
    That robin is VERY territorial, she chewed me out whenever I went within a few feet of that tree.
    I think you're doing the right thing, puttin' the shawl aside. Besides, it's too nice outside to stay in and do yarn crafting.
    Yes, the flower pens were fun! I love mine, they make me want to draw big circles so I can swing the flower top around. Sort of a spin-to-make-your-skirt-swing-out kind of feeling.
    Btw, that's a nifty new background.

  4. Beautiful spring like pictures. I love the dish cloth and duct tape flowers. I may have to buy some of that it looks like fun. I bet my kids would have a blast with it as well. ;)

  5. Lovely spring photos! We had more snow today, seems spring is always a little slow to arrive here.

    Those duct tape flowers look pretty and I'll have to go check out the tutorial.


  6. Good Morning Down there in the South. Oh, how I love looking at your lovely Spring blooms and birds. Your duct tape flowers are pretty and very colorful. Hugs Judy

  7. wow i love those flowers they look so freakin cool i so wanta make some :)

  8. so, you have been digging up my violets ! that is a beautiful crochet shawl ! it looks antique
    in that ecru color.

  9. So many beautiful photos of trees and flowers and birds and knitting and crochet and duct tape pens! It looks lovely in your corner of the universe.


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