Saturday, May 21, 2016

At last, a tenant.

This bird house was only meant to be pretty....and we stuffed the door with steel wool so the birds would'nt make themselves cozy.  Last year that worked, but this year.....weatherbeaten and in poor condition,  a tiny bird or two fly in and out frequently.  Much to my initial surprise.  But, thats spring for you,  bird nests on the windowsill, and in a patio shrub there is a nest also.

We brought home a 'chimney-a' and I can hardly wait to try it out.  A nice cozy fire will be to nice at dusk, don't you agree?  Trouble is to much rain and it has to be perfectly dry to build the fire in or it will crack.

We are all about getting a garden planted, well, hubby is.  So....another chilly...overcast day....here we come. The sunshine will return.....and the sooner the better.

ps. still loving my 'Magic Puzzles' app, just finished up the 'Prague' collection. (hope I spelled that right)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful flowers

I found a patch of violets tucked next to a tree...and took myself a little bouquet which I tucked into my bracelet band.  It was heavenly to look at!  There is something very special about royal purple, isn't there.

We just had a great week of Revival Meetings. Praise God for every encouragement, every blessed truth.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

God's handiwork

Aren't these beautiful?  A few weeks ago we took a little trip to the 'Creation Museum' in Kentucky.  What a wonderful place. 'Never pass up an opportunity to enjoy nature's beauty-its the handwriting of God.'  taken from 'Our Daily Bread'.1983

The link above, that is highlighted...is really nice and offers a Virtual Tour of the  Museum.  I just tried the virtual tour and it is impressive. =) I am enjoying seeing the Museum again....the building of Noah's Ark was fantastic, and the many wax people were very realistic,  enabled with speech and movement.

For now...I am able to post using Google Chrome instead of El Capitan. I am thankful.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Just .....

Just barely able to post today.  My mini seems to  want to freeze up now.  Anyway, what's the most fun I've had this week?  Hubby and I were in a Goodwill store and I noticed a game called 'Sequence' which I thought looked like dominoes played using cards.  Not at all though. It is so much fun! And it cost me all of 87 cents 😊  It's best played by 2 players, it has a game board picturing card faces,  each person is dealt 7 cards and using one of the 7 cards in your hand you can place a plastic checker on the game board that matches your card. If and when you are able to line up  5 checkers in a row, this is called a sequence and doing this twice wins you the game.  I love playing this game.

I have never been able to beat my husband at any game where I had a fighting chance and have it be so much fun! Thinking of the political adds lately, I will type the following ' my name is Maggie Ann aka Kathy' and I approve 'Sequence' , a fast moving fun game.

Friday, April 08, 2016

El Capitan has crippled my Mac!



I am trying to post on my mini.  It is impossible on the Mac. It just freezes up repeatedly and I keep walking away defeated.    It is nasty cold here in our part of Pa.  But, I am looking forward to the upcoming sheep and wool festivals.  I just finished Laura Child's book....Ming Tea Murder.  I was'nt able to guess the ending but then I never am.  I hope this post goes through and I don't have to stop blogging.

'God, give me the faith of a little child,....A faith that will look up to thee.....That never will falter and never fail....But follow thee trustingly'.  Showerman.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Pretty Wonderful Cat...named Violet

Well, why not have a cardboard dog for a playmate?  Our Violet seems to think nothing of it.  That's it....she pretty much ignored my offering of a fun carton.  Violet is a wonderful companion that follows me around like a little dog. We do love to hang out together!

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Home-made Treasures....

                                          We were impressed with this bench someone made from odd lumber pieces. I am thinking about it....wondering if it would be too large for our little porch.

                                          
 This little table is a beauty!  Whoever created this treasure get an A-plus! There was a whole room of things like this. And downright cheaply priced....thinking this one was $85.

 Another bench created from an old door.  Amazing! If I tried to make this...well, I just couldn't.


More fun stuff and I did get a small tv cart to put my wool carder on.  Its been ages since I've done anything with my spinning wheel & wool.  I friend once quoted this to me...'oh consistency, thou art a jewel'.....and a hard one to hold on to for me.  I sidetrack like crazy.