Saturday, April 28, 2012

Good Morning, Mr. Blue!

I have been absent lately from posting because of Blogger problems again. I was not able to sign on. It was extremely frustrating but after a lot of headaches it finally cleared up but, low and behold, when I was able to sign into my dashboard again there was a notice that the old Blogger interface will be discontinued! There are still a few other problems going on but I am not sure if it is Blogger or my computer.

No new starts yet. My wrist has been giving me fits making it very difficult to stitch. I thought my next new start would be from new stash but I have a hankering to work on something different. Once I decide, you'll be the first to know! During my time away from reading and posting on my blog and stitching, I took advantage of the extra time in other ways.

DH is off those horrible annoying hours and has been taking some well deserved time off. Of course, he may feel he would be better off still working since we have stayed so busy catching up on things that were put on the back burner during that time.

I made the trip to the LNS to drop of my stitching pieces for framing. It will be longer than usual in getting them back because everyone likes to take advantage of a framing sale! I love the frames I chose. Especially for the holiday pieces. Not really what I had expected to go with but sometimes you see something that just screams at you! Also, I placed another order. Just a couple of designs I have drooling over for awhile. They are both on the big side and have detailed borders (not my favorite thing to stitch) but if my finishes are as pretty as the pictures, they should be worth the extra xx's.

While we were at the LNS, there was a snow storm. Actually it was white fuzzy pollen coming from some trees behind the shop but it was coming down so heavy, it looked like snow. Everyone was looking up in confusion before realizing what it actually was! And of course I left my camera at home!

I walked around the yard and took in all the beauty that only Nature can take credit for. There are bluebirds nesting in one of bird houses again this year! I always enjoy watching them. To make it even more enjoyable, we put up another bluebird house, a wren/chickadee house and put the squirrel feeder back up! I can't wait to see the activity around them all!

My pyracanthas have grown so much since they were first planted. They were planted about 12 years ago with the purpose of covering up and hiding an old steel satelite dish pole that was cemented into the ground. Can you see the pole? It started as a practical reason but they are now one of my favorites in the yard. The Mockingbirds love this bush and take it over every Spring. Other birds try to enjoy it's shelter and fruits but those Mockers don't let them stay very long. Come Autumn, beautiful orangey berries will load the bushes and replace the white flowers.

My old dishwasher died last summer and I have been washing 4-6 sink full of dishes by hand each day. Boring and hard on my wrists but no more! My new dishwasher was delivered and I can load it up to run once a day now! How much easier and a lot nicer for me to just press a button and walk out while it does all that work!

I noticed that I have some new followers! How fun! I love finding new blogs to add onto my reading list! I have tried to visit your blogs as well but I may have missed a few out of my occasional "now, what I was doing?" moments. If I haven't visited your blogs yet or sent you a thank you for following my blog, let me say thank you now and I will try to get to it as soon as I can! My new followers and visitors are just as important to me as all the others. I added a few new blogs to my sidebar as well!

Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart! Thank you so much for dropping by!


Margaret said...

Oh those storms of white pollen can be pretty! Glad you got to the LNS for the framing sale and another order. Looking forward to seeing what you pick to stitch. Congrats on the new dishwasher. I would have gone mad washing dishes for so long like that! Hope your wrist feels better. Mine gives me pain sometimes too, but hopefully it will not become a problem.

Penny said...

It's always so exciting to take something to be framed! And who doesn't love a sale. :) Bluebirds are so pretty and yours looks like he has a nice secluded nesting place. Next to my crock pot, my dishwasher is my best friend in the kitchen -can't imagine being without it. Glad you got a new one! :) Hope your wrist is feeling better soon! I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! :)

Sharon said...

Can't wait to see your pretties all framed! :) Flowers are just lovely - so "springy". Congrats on the new dishwasher - aren't they the best inventions EVER???? :)

marly said...

Very nice post. Your bluebird is wonderful - love to watch all varities of feathered friends along with their goofy squirrel buddies. Anxious to see the new frames.

Brigitte said...

It's such a joy to out into the garden and look around and see all the flowers and the blooming bushes and trees and listen to the birds. I always start my mornings like this. Your garden looks great and you seem to enjoy it as much as I do mine.
I hope that your wrists will get better soon so that you can take up stitching again.

Sherry :o) said...

I love bluebirds...we don't get many here in Michigan and it's quite a treat to see them! Love your new stash - several of my favs (and some I already purchased) in your pic. I have a bench where I put quite a bit of stitched or sewn pillows and I change it up for the season/holiday. It's a great alternative to framing; which, by the way, I can't wait to see your framed pieces soon.