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Sunday, May 20, 2018

May Flowers

Do you have a favorite garden tool?
Well, this is mine.
I should have taken a before picture of it.
It is very old and the handle 
kept falling off when I used it. 
So I showed it to Steve . . .
This is how it looked when he was finished 
with it.  
He ground off the rust and went to his lathe
and made a new handle.
Now, I see many more happy years of
using my favorite tool :)

While I am talking gardening,
I just have to show you some of my plants. 

My shade plants are doing well.

 And the flowers on the south side 
of the house are so pretty.

Some of you may remember that I'm painting
my kitchen cabinets yellow.
So while I'm painting I also went 
through my fabric stash and found these 
two vintage prints.
So I started making new curtains.

Hopefully I will be revealing my new bright
kitchen in my next post.
The yellow certainly is bringing in the sunshine:) 

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Camping Trip Potholes State Park, WA

A couple of days before our camping trip
I picked a bouquet for the kitchen.

I wanted to enjoy these to the max,
before being away :)


This was our camping site.
Potholes State Park, Washington. 

We were camping with friends. 
The spaces are large and shady. 

It's a beautiful park. 

A great place for fishing if you bring a boat,
but the beach is not the best
for swimming or putting in kayaks.

I made a new friend to share my apple with :)

And you all know me . . .
I took along a little hand-stitching.

We had a lovely group meal.
Our friends made a huge spread of 
Dutch oven roast beef, with carrots,
  potatoes and gravy.  
Then there was slaw, rolls,
fresh strawberries and ice cream
and cobbler.

We waddled away, LOL

We also played Dominoes . . .
I love game playing.

Well, that was my week . . .
now I'm home to weed the garden 
and do a little bit more planting :)

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

What's Up, Buttercup?

Finding the perfect color . . .

It's just not that easy.
This is what I choose Hawaiian Pineapple.

I was looking for a change,
Something bright and cheerful.
Something that would bring in the sunshine
even on a cloudy day :) 

Today I painted the island.
Then added one of the signs 
that I made last summer.

My plan is to paint all of my 
bottom cupboards yellow.

It doesn't look bad if I just leave 
the others this turquoise . . .

But when you look close 
they look a little sad
and I really want a bright and happy kitchen.

I guess you can tell that I am
not afraid of color.
It's only paint and it's always easy to change.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)