Saturday, May 28, 2016


I started this painting a couple of years ago and just hadn't finished it! So today was the day!

Finished! "Blue Bottle Garden"

I've started fixing up the other side of the yard too! I'm looking for a wooden birdfeeder ot large birdhouse for this side also!

We were so sad to hear of our dear friend, Marie's death this past week. She was a sorority member, T.O.P.S. and Church member with us until she moved a few years back. She and her husband Bill were always such good sports dressing up for all our fun HALLOWEEN parties!

Finished this little Violet Painting

For  Ashley our February Birthday Senior Graduate

I had one of our men sing "You are My Sunshine" to his lady friend at Music Time at the health care facility last week. He is a good singer! In fact they all sang well last week!

I personalized this painting for Esther my secret sister as her gift. It's called "Cletus in the Window". She had this cat for 18 years and it has been gone for 5-10 years.  I didn't remember what he looked like so I made up a story about hearing about someone who had a cat named Cletus, and said," Wasn't that your cats name? " She promptly told me all about him what kind and color and all I needed to know!  She had no idea what I was up to  and was Very Excited with the painting when she opened it!

Here is Esther,  almost 90 yrs young flying a kite at out secret sister party that day. Hope you are taking time to have fun too! My second blog is:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


I just finishing reading Susan Branch's  delightful book; "The Fairy Tale Girl" This is the first in a series if 3 about her life. I Love, Love, Loved It and can't wait to read the other two!!

I've decided that I tend to have fun playing that part myself!

My latest project is making Prayer Flags or (Wishes for You Flags) for my Blue Bottle Garden.

So Far the Wishes are for Love, Health and Peace.

But the list is up to 15! Others are: Purpose, Faith, Jesus, Heaven, Family, Friends, Creativity, Hobbies, Travel, Books, Music and Laughter. What do you think?

As the wind blows the prayers and wishes go out into the universe blessing all they touch

I found this cute little stand at a new Antique Store in town. Very reasonably priced so put it in the garden to carry out the Bed & Breakfast Theme.

Son Paul and Grandson Davey gave me this beautiful Blue Hydrangea for Mother's Day. I love it here with my distressed rocking chairs.

Black Callie spends a lot of time napping on the step to the back porch. She then tries to sneak in every time I open the porch door to go out in the yard. Lots of times I put them all on the porch so I can walk and not have them all under my feet or trying to get up on my lap!

Here's one of Black Catty "Othello's favorite napping places! Husband Maurice gave me the Beautiful Blue and White Pot and Fern for Mother's Day. I Love It!

Tasha is always right out there with me too! So you can see why they are put on the porch frequently! But they like it there, so they don't feel deprived!

There was the most precious collection of small cacti at the nursery the other day.  I just had to have it for my Fairy Corner!

See what I mean about playing in the Fairy World! The little Hearts-ease (Viola) plants are so precious too!

The Fairies shared a little of their greenery with the birds too!

The family Celebrated Mother's Day a week early at Ryans for lunch.

And at son Paul's and grandson Davey's apartment afterward for a fun game of Rummikub.

They didn't have a table but we made it work anyway!  Hope you had a great Mother's Day Celebration too!  You might enjoy my other blog: also. Blessings!