In the Willows...

In the Willows...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Buffalo Fire Boat

Joel has been back in Buffalo the last week.  He stayed the weekend to have some fun.  This was a trip to the Museum to pick up the model he is holding of the Buffalo Fire Boat.  My father in law this summer has been expending a great amount of time and energy into raising money for the upkeep of the Edward M Cotter, the oldest still in service fire boat in the world.  They were taking the model to an event where they are selling hats and t-shirts to raise money.

Joel is pretty proud of his dad and all of his contributions to the Buffalo community with his service to the fire department.

So if your in Buffalo, NY head to the waterfront to see this wonderful piece of Buffalo history.

Oh, and buy a t-shirt or a hat!


Monday, August 24, 2015

A little escape

to the Adirondacks this weekend with Nate to visit my Aunt at Big Moose Lake.

We took a few short hikes.  This photo was taken on the hike around Moss Lake.  There is precious little time before he heads off to his life in the Army and I am trying to spend as much quality time as possible with him.

He is such a happy soul and always fills me with joy and laughter.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This witch is finished

and I didn't even have to drop a house on her...


Off to a wedding.  Finally a photo with my lovely daughter in my front garden.


Got the hubby out of his t-shirts and into one with a collar, no small feat!  We attended a lovely little wedding at the Ithaca Farmers Market and it was charming and quite magical.


Friday, August 14, 2015

on the worktable

I picked up this pattern a few weeks ago.  I had the perfect fabrics in my stashes.



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What has been happening in thread

This was from Pintrest and I just had to do the bunnies.  It was fairly quick


hard part was figuring out how to finish it off.  I see how people from Priscillas and The Twisted Stitcher are finishing their cross stitch projects in such a fashion as they can be switched out seasonally with their decoration displays and I love that.  My first effort is kind of clumsy, but I like it.


Friday, August 7, 2015

if your wondering


I am alive, just being held hostage by Zucchini...send help...




Thursday, July 23, 2015

In a relationship...

I am starting to feel like a floozy... I am really getting around.

I am in a relationship with:

The flower beds we meet on the side and as I walk by I reach out and grab some of its lush weeds yank and walk away satisfied (another bugger down)

The Garden and I have been hot and heavy for the last week and I see the relationship continuing for a few months, then I think I will dump him.  I did 10 quarts of zucchini last night and made a huge pot of veggie spaghetti sauce for dinner tonight.

The lawn and I hook up for a few hours a week, but I see this relationship going no where, we just go around and around, always the same story... I am right, he is wrong and I cut him down.

House work and I seem to be on the outs.  He has not needed that much attention since Joel has been out of town.  So I will just let him have his time alone, I know we will have to start working together and communicating as the year moves on.  He needs to get his priorities straight first!

NOW, I seem to be in a relationship with the Vet's Office.  I am so ashamed.  We have been meeting every Monday night for the last month and I have to see him again next Monday, then I think I will end it.  Everyone will be up to date with their shots and I will have no reason to continue (this year) its so hard to let go.

Last week during our time together I took some photos (GASP)

More paintings that my mother did while she worked there.

This one is of Noah, he was the clinics donor (blood) cat.  He ruled the place and lived out a very happy, loved life there at the clinic.  Mom immortalized him doing his favorite past time, watching out the window.


This next one makes me laugh and laugh.  Mom really put her sense of humor to work on this painting.  This is on the bottom of the door leading to the kennels.  This side you see in the exam room.


This is the other side.


I have been missing Mom very much these past few weeks.  Normally I would have called her a hundred times with canning questions and keeping her up to date on what is going on with the kids and all my RELATIONSHIPS but now I just maintain radio silence.