Now that the weather has cooled down, The Bug which is short for Ladybug, and I have been going for a walk through the woods when I get home from work. Usually we take our time and check things out. Bug does a lot of sniffing along the trail and mostly stays by my side. But today she caught me off guard and took off after a squirrel. She has a long line that rolls out of a handle, I am sure most of your know what I am talking about.
I took the camera with me today which I don't always think to do. Here she is about 15 feet off the path.
The next picture gives you some kind of indication the mess we ended up in.
Took me some time getting my, just groomed this week dog, untangled from all the small trees that were growing around the bottom of the large tree she chased the squirrel up. But I managed to get her loose and we continued on our way.
The woods our home is surrounded by is pretty dense. We have a path that runs from our yard back through the woods and comes out to an open area with a pond, that is also where we grow our vegetable garden.
The pond is really low this year because of the drought. In the background is the hunting shack hubs built when we moved here. He does not spend a lot of time hunting from it but the grands find it fun to play in.
I have just a few blooms left. I cannot remember the exact name but these are a type of perennial sunflower. They are only about 5 ft tall this year but usually get taller and have a lot more blooms.
So I decided to follow Deborah at Dandelion House's example and put together a fall bouquet before all my blooms are gone.
I have this great piece of pottery I bought at an art fair that makes it almost impossible to put together a bad arraignment. If I try and make an arrangement like you get at a florist it always looks lopsided. My best arrangements are with a lot of different flowers just stuffed into something.
Now so you do not think The Bug is always causing trouble, which she does plenty of, here is a picture I took the day she was groomed earlier this week. She usually sits or lays at the end of this bed while I blog or visit all of you, my friends.
Have a great Friday evening and a wonderful weekend! Check out these great Farm Girl parties! Blessings from our home in the woods.
Hello friends! Well another week has past and I thought I had better take a few minutes to share a little of this bloggers life in the past week. And I mean little. I finished a project that I started last week and shared with you here. I have a few crocheted pillow patterns stashed away to try but this one I found in a book I got from the library. I am very happy with the way it turned out.
Now, do you ever decide you want to make a color scheme change in a room where the furniture is getting very old and worn and start making and buying things in the colors you want to use? This chair is not in the room I made this pillow for. But it was the only thing in the house that the colors would not clash with. I have bought fabric for a throw in similar colors and have quite a few paint chips that I am carrying around also. I think the walls will be green. Now what will I do if I do not find a couch and a couple of chairs that work with what I sew, crochet and paint? Is that called putting the wagon before the horse? I always get those old sayings wrong.
The feathered ladies have been out and about. The fox has not shown his face for a while now, which makes us very happy!
Belly up or would that be tails up?!!
Or should I say "The End",
the tail end?
I hope you are all having a great week! Blessings from our home in the woods.
I am going to tell you the truth, I have not been totally loving my blog lately. I give myself a talking to and decide I will post more often then I precede to post even less often. And every time I am about ready to pull the plug I decide I have a couple of things to share. In truth I would rather visit all your blogs than think of something to post on my own. But is that fair? So here I am, sharing my stuff, hoping that there is something of interest for those who visit.
I have finally finished hubs afghan. This one took me longer than any of the grands afghans, mostly because I had become bored with the pattern he asked for since I had already made a couple of them recently.
Are you wondering about the picture on the wall? It is a portrait of hubs done by our oldest daughter in one of her GVU art classes. Hubs loves that old TV show Bonanza and she needed to do some sort of ad in one of her illustration classes. It is hanging in his office here at home.
Since I was so glad to finish this afghan I ordered some books in from the Library for inspiration for a new crochet project. I usually have something that I can pick up while I watch TV later in the evening. I think I will have to buy this book because it has so many projects I would like to make, maybe all of them.
Here is side one of the Stripy Wave Pillow in the book.
I know I will be sorry I did not weave in the ends as I change colors when I get ready to finish it off, but I am just always in a hurry to add that next row of color.
It's football season! We have three grandsons playing this year. Let me tell you it is hard to get a picture when they are on the field. But here is the oldest waiting for the kick off. Number 82.
I say again, I will try and post more often. I do promise to post a picture of the pillow when I finish it! And if you crochet, check out the book by Nicki Trench, you will love the projects inside of it.
Enjoy the rest of the week and blessings from our home in the woods!
I have been taking the grands out a couple at a time for some back to school shopping and then they come back here to spend a night or two. Games, riding the battery powered four wheeler, rides behind the John Deere in the wagon and a lot of laughs.
Looks like the Bug would like some of what everyone else is having.
Oh yeah, and a lot of face washing too!
Hope you are all having a great holiday weekend. Blessings from our home in the woods!
I am a mother of 3 daughters and grandmother of 8, 6 boys and 2 girls. I love to sew, paint, garden and enjoy many different crafts. Ladybug is actually my Scottie's name and she gives my hubs and I many hours of pleasure. I dream up many ideas of which a few I manage to make happen. My husband is very talented and has a few hobbies of his own so he puts up with my many hobbies and the mess they leave behind. I cannot say this blog is about anything in particular except our love of home, family and friends with a few interesting things sprinkled in here and there.