Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July Garden Walk, Antiques & Green Beans

 It's Mid July and our weather
is turning very hot.

The garden is growing like crazy
and the canning season is 
getting underway :)

Come walk around our little farm
with me.

This is my small garden by the 
back door.

 Here's my shadow in the garden
getting ready to pick beans.

We put up 22 pints of Dilly Beans

and the last seven pints 
we put in jalapenos.

Remember my sweet neighbors that gave me the garden gate.

Look at these next three treasures
they brought over to me. 

I already have ideas dancing through my head
on how I am going to use this
medal medallion. 

Time to do the laundry?

 No, but I'll certainly find
a place for this in my laundry room :)

This is the back.

Look at this . . .
Do you know what it is?

It's a Rapid Washer.
Your grandmothers may have used 
one of these to agitate
their wash.

Looks like we will be having
a chunky cucumber salad with dinner tonight:)

That's it . . .
I hope you have a great day!
Keep Smiling! 

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Garden Gate & Climbing Rose

 Today I want to show you 
my latest garden project.

Some of you that have been following
my blog for a while
might remember my garden gate.

It was a gift from my sweet
friend and neighbor Shirley.

She had it in her garden for years
and was ready for a change . . .

So she offered to gift it to me :)
Yes, was out of my mouth 
quicker than you can imagine, LOL.

I Love It!!!

I have decorated with it
throughout the house . . .

But decided this week to move
it outside. 
 I planted this bright pink
climbing rose under it.
The window you see is 
my kitchen window over the sink.

If it makes it through the winter
and starts climbing this lovely gate . . .
I think it will be a show stopper.

At least to me :)

Last week I made a short trip to Oregon
and while I was there I purchased 
some Russian Sage. 
This plant does beautifully in our area,
but I can never find it.
So I bought 4 plants :) 

 My cone flowers are starting to bloom 
out by the front fence.

and while I was out walking the yard 
this morning
I picked a small mixed bouquet.

Notice the little glass stone beside it.

 Here's the stone up close.
it says,
Connie is an Artist
Whose Life is her Canvas.
I am always delighted when a personal letter
 shows up in my mailbox, 
but this one was beyond special.
It is from Ann, 
an Indiana follower of my blog.
Thank you Ann for your kind words 
and for this adorable
and thoughtful little treasure.

I leave you with this.

Life is beautiful
enjoy each and every day . . .
after all it could be our last,
so make the absolute most of it.
That's what I plan on doing!

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Red & White Quilt

Another quilt . . .

The Front

The Back

That's it . . .
I've had this one finished for a while now,
but I've still not made a label.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)