Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Come On Fall!

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I’ve been thinking about when I want to get my fall things out but it was so darn hot today and then tomorrow it is supposed to be 107 degrees! I just can’t possibly think fall right now. I sure hope it gets a little cooler soon. I am so done with the extreme hot!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Welcome to my Web…

My mom sent me the following this morning…

We have really been invaded by spiders this summer.  Each day when you go into the yard you walk right into a web.  This morning when we opened the patio door, this is what greeted us.  This busy little spider made this web overnight,  This time we wouldn’t have even made it to the yard without running in to a web.  It’s just amazing what they can accomplish in just a few hours.....and so perfect.  I think there’s a lot for science to learned from spiders and their webs....amazing.




I think there is an over abundance of them this year because I have walked into several when I leave the house in the morning. They’re fast workers!


Friday, August 26, 2011


Candy Corn……


 Burnt peanuts……


and popcorn all mixed together sound yummy!


Just sayin!!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Sun Porch

Thank you everyone for the nice comments on my front door post. I had some requests to see my front sun porch so here are some pictures I had taken in the past. You can click on images to enlarge.

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The door you see in the corner came out of my great grandmother’s house.

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I made the potting shed sign a long time ago.

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I like to sit out there in the spring and the fall as there is no heat or air out there, so come on over when it gets cooler!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Today’s Project

Well it’s kind of hard to see the basket on the door, you will have to click on the images and enlarge them. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to hang a basket on my door instead of a wreath. Just was getting tired of a wreath and wanted something different.

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This was my big project for the day. Oh and let’s not forget I swept off the steps and got rid of the never ending cobwebs!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Display Ideas

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First of all I would like to thank you for the sweet comments on my nieces, Grace and Lily.  They are quite the cuties!

Now, I have a question for all you wool penny rug makers out there. How do you display your bigger pieces? The runners are easy, you just put them on a table but sometimes It’s hard for me to decide where to put the bigger ones. I would love to hear how you have displayed some of your pieces!  Maybe you could even post pictures on your blog!  Looking forward to hearing from you! Have a nice evening!



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Grace Has Some News…

Grace wanted to tell you something very important….


but she decided she would smell the flowers instead…


She has a new baby sister, Lillian Jane.


She was going to answer some questions for me but decided instead to feed her new baby sister!


I just love the picture above!

I also wanted to share this beautiful planter Gracie’s mother made. I thought it was so neat!


Congratulations Robin, Jake and Grace on your newest addition!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Please read…

The flood of 2011 has been a hardship for many area families. Even if our homes are not directly in water, it has effected businesses and roadways. Some people have lost their jobs or have had to relocate and pay rent a long with their regular house payments just so they are able to keep their job. Unfortunately little if any help is forthcoming.
The following is an article written by our pastor.

It appears from my perspective that we’re the forgotten disaster of the summer of 2011. Rural America small towns and cities face a variety of challenges each and every year but compounded for Percival, Hamburg, Watson and many others is the water of the Missouri River which seems to be a perpetual sight that is not going away any time soon. In fact if the “so called experts” are correct it could be six months to two years before some people are able to inspect their homes.

For the communities along the Missouri River basin and the corn and soybeans once growing in the fields on the bottom; it’s probably a “blip” on the markets, so who cares? Well I for one do, having lived in Hamburg for 15 years and now pasturing the Percival Community Church for the past 2 and one half years Yes, I have developed a fondness for the area and its people. They are hard working, honest, caring good hearted with a love for family, friends and the land God created.

It’s worth saving, but where are the movie stars, activists’ and others who have given time and resources to some of the neediest places of the world, but are silent to the cries and hurts of people in rural America?

My faith tells me, God hears their pain, frustration and day to day struggles to remain positive and to believe that tomorrow will be better and brighter.

Please don’t forget us: pray for us, encourage us, remember us, we’re America too and people of faith, trusting that God’s love, grace and mercy is sufficient.

Pastor Blaine

Our church came up with this idea for a money raiser for area flood victims. Please click on the letter below to enlarge. If you feel you would like to donate $1.00 to this cause, there will be so many appreciative people!  Please share this information as you see fit. Thank you so much!


Above all else, remember us in prayer…. Thank you.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cozy Patio

 Mom and I went to my aunts yesterday. It was such a beautiful day! We just love love love her patio. It is so inviting! You must click on photos to enlarge!

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One of the reasons I like it so much is because it is so private. You feel like you are in your own secluded sanctuary!

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She has the most beautiful gazing ball I think I’ve ever seen!

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We had a nice visit!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Wind Storm

We had quite the wind storm Saturday night. Drove around town Sunday morning and took some pictures. You can click to enlarge.

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It flattened some corn.

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I just hate to see big mature trees ruined. It takes so long to replace them.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Zucchini Dude



I was looking through some pictures and came across the Zucchini Dude! My brother made this one year. Handsome little guy!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Some Beautiful Maggie Patterns

Just curious if anyone has done these Maggie Bonanomi patterns?

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They are such pretty colors for fall!