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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Blue Skies and 75 Degrees in February?

Good morning,

I took this image yesterday looking up from my chair on the patio in the back yard.

The sky was blue, there was a balmy 75F breeze, and the trees are showing signs of greenery.

Tomorrow it will be cold again. 

Go figure.  It's Cincinnati!

How is the weather where you are?


Friday, February 24, 2017

First Buttercup

Good morning,

It is so much fun to go out in the garden every morning at this time of the year. 

Every morning a new flower greets me. 

Today it is the first Buttercup.  We'll soon have these covering a great deal of our back garden.



Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Day of the Daffodil

Good morning,

Yesterday was the day! 
The first two daffodils bloomed in our garden. 

As you can see on this last image, there was rain.  By tomorrow, when the sun comes out, we hope there will be many, many more daffodils in bloom.

This is an extremely warm February for us.  We seem to be weeks ahead of the warm Spring weather so we hope we don't have a very cold spell to ruin the flowers that are convinced it is time to make an appearance.

How is the weather where you are?


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Other White Meat

Good morning,

Last night we has a crock pot dinner with "the other white meat." 

My Honey and I were strolling through Sam's Club this week and found a tremendous sale on pork roast.  The only catch was that you had to buy at least 25 pounds of it at a time. 

We did just that and split the package when we got home into six pieces.  We froze five of them and prepared the sixth yesterday.  I put the piece just the right size for two servings into the crock pot with onions, carrots, and potatoes. 
Of course, I also prepared a batch of fresh bread.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Snow Flakes

Good morning,

These little beauties bloom every year near our gold fish pond.
They're called Snowflakes, but I think they look more like little lanterns.

So pretty!  I love Spring.


Monday, February 20, 2017

A Bed of Crocus

Good morning,

I took today's images late in the afternoon as the sun was low and casting beautiful shadows in the bed of crocus in our front garden.  Even more crocus have bloomed now.
This patch of crocus was planted so many years ago...
...and still bring smiles every Spring as they push through the Fall leaves still providing a warm ground cover for the garden.

All the best,

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Babyghan (Baby Blanket) and Doll Update - Yay for Baby Girls

Good morning,

Earlier this month I posted an image of a baby blanket similar to the one above that was in production.  I had just sold the last similar set we had in our shop and was asked to make another.  The second sold the day it was listed so I've made still another to restock the shop.

The newest shown above is listed for sale here.  Yay for Baby Girls!!

We haven't forgotten baby boys, either.  We have a similar blanket with turtle toy in aqua blue here.

Thank you, everyone, for your support of our little on-line shop.   Retirement is good!  We are doing what we love to do.  We also sincerely appreciate your "likes" and "shares" on our Facebook posts.  Those "likes" and "shares" raise the shop's Facebook Page and posts higher in the search engines.  Thank you!