Shoe Shopping And Antiquing

Dear Hubby decided it was time to go and get some new shoes.  This entails driving to the outlet malls and looking through various shoe shops, and Electronics shops as well… So, the ever supportive wife that I am, I decided to tag along.  I am not the stereotypical woman; I am not into shoes.  Anyway, after much patience, going in and out of different shops, we were finished – yay! The best part came on the drive home.  We stopped by some Antique stores, and I picked up a few things.  A family of cute vintage ceramic bunnies, six vintage orange juice cups, and a Little Kiddles doll.  I love everything orange since we live in a small grove. and the Little Kiddles doll reminded me of my childhood. Oh, and I did  get a pair of new sandals too :)

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April Garden 2014 And Update

I went out to my garden, thinking what I wanted to plant, and beheld this beautiful sight. My artichoke plant from last year had flowered! So beautiful!

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And there are more on the way. Not sure if I should harvest them, or just let them flower:

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And, I have  been very busy sewing away.  I have two days rental of a long arm machine coming up.  Here are some scraps from my current projects – gifts for some very special people:

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Photomask Freebie #21

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I was playing around with Photoshop and made this mask – flower themed, for spring:    

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Show And Tell

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While dear daughter was home on spring break, she crocheted this adorable elephant for her friends birthday gift.  I encouraged her to make more and I would put it in her Etsy shop.  She is just like her mother… she prefers to make things and give them away as gifts rather than sell them. Dear […]

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March Garden 2014 And Update

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I have been so neglecting my blog lately… But, I really want to keep up my monthly garden updates.  So, spring is here (It seems like we missed winter altogether) and this photo best describes what’s going on in our garden. Our grove is filled with the wonderful scent of orange blossoms! I also  worked […]

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February Garden 2014

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Just getting in a quick post on my monthly garden.  It’s finally raining here in Southern California! No photos of the rain, but I took a few during the month.  After visiting a local nursery, guess who came home with me? I think our dog Hiro is not convinced.  He eyed the newcomers with suspicion… […]

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Row By Row Quilt Exchange

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Boy, time does fly.  It seems ages since I last posted.  Well, I have been keeping very busy with one thing or another. One of the quilt groups I belong to is doing a row by row quilt exchange.  We each picked a theme, created one row, and passed it on to the others to […]

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January Garden And Update

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It seems unimaginable that the rest of the country is having such severe weather.  Here, it’s like spring/summer.  For this months garden post, I took a few shots of my front yard and spliced them together.  My gardener is helping with a lot of yard clean up.  Today, I went to several nurseries to find […]

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Happy Birthday Nona!

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Today is my dear mother-in-law’s 90th birthday.  Happy Birthday mama! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for raising such an amazing son, whom I am lucky to be married to :)

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Wrapping Up The Holidays And Moving Forth

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The best part of the holidays were and will always be the gathering of loved ones.  Dear older son flew back to Arizona yesterday, and younger two return to University today.  Here is a photo of the kids taken at my parents house, playfully shoving each other – always hard to get a good photo […]

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Happy New Year 2014!

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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!!

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Long Arm Quilting Class & Baby Quilt

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Dear Hubby gifted me with a Long Arm Quilting Class.  It was fun, exhausting, and a bit frustrating all at the same time.  As usual, my current skills and where I want to be are not aligned.  It was fun, because it was all new to me.  Exhausting, because there was so much information to […]

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