Monday, July 6, 2009

My First Real Day Of Holidays

I consider this my first real day of holidays. The house was my own, I could wonder around in my nightie all day if I so chose. But of course the day was so beautiful that the outside called to me. So into my clothes, coffee and camera in hand I ventured outside to take some more photos.

Look what I found growing on one of our tomato plants. Soon we will be feasting on fresh tomatoes. Mmmm, nothing better.

Next. I sat on our deck and enjoyed the privacy that the Virginia Creeper imparts. I love being surrounded by all this lush greenery when drinking my coffee in the morning. Makes me think that I am not surrounded by other houses and people. Nice, quiet and peaceful, just what I needed this morning.

Now on to what I have been keeping busy with in order to keep some semblance of sanity during the last month and a half. I am slowly but surely working my way through my yarn stash. I have managed to make 3 more baby afghans and a fourth is on my needles at this moment. I hope to have it finished in the next two weeks. There are 3 babies arriving in the family over the next few months and I like to have enough afghans on hand to make sure everyone receives one.

This summer Harvey's side of the family is having a reunion. It takes place in just two weeks. It was decided to have a silent auction and each family was to bring at least one item for it. Well I finally got to work (after procrastinating for months) and this is what I made for the auction. Not too bad if I say so myself. Hope they like it enough to bid on it.

Well off to visit all of you and continue my quest on getting caught up on everyone's news. Everybody have a wonderful evening. God bless.


  1. Hey, if your family won't bid on the quilt, I will, LOL!

    Wow .. your tomatoes are doing much better than mine. Good going!

  2. This is such a beautiful quilt~~~ I love it!! Now I know you to ask questions when I start one. I love Virgina creeper, I would of loved to have coffee with you outside! It looks so pretty.
    Have a great night,

  3. Jackie,

    Your tomatoes are a good size too. I am looking forward to some delicious toasted tomato sandwiches in a few weeks. I love homegrown tomatoes.

    Your afghans and the quilt are all lovely. I'm sure more than one person will bid on the quilt.

    Take care. Glad you are back.

  4. Oh, we used to have family reunions with silent auctions to make money for the next year! I would definately bid on that beautiful quilt! I am also admiring your handiwork for the new babies coming. Just beautiful.