More Applique ( Elizabeth’s Pride ) & a Birthday

I had just mowed for the upteenth time, so I threw my latest two Elizabeth’s Pride blocks out onto the lawn :)

While I was out there with the camera….last year I’d trimmed this PeeGee Hydrangea drastically, and then it doubled in size!  It’s due to all of the rain….my neighbors hydrangea went crazy as well.

It is just coming in to bloom. The white blossoms will turn pink as the season progresses. Meanwhile, under the awning just beyond it, sparrows build a nest and raise a family. This is the latest nest, for the second batch so far ; notice the green ribbon! :)  I usually take a photo every year of their crazy nests…

My grandson turned 8 years old yesterday.  I had ordered a Nerf gun and target set and Kanga was enjoying the Amazon box for awhile. If you have cats, you know that they’ll sit on anything new, even if it is a piece of paper on the table.

My Facebook Memories popped up with a favorite photo collage of when he was a toddler, absolutely delighted with his new skill of taking his socks off and on.

How time flies, except when you are weeding or mowing the grass :)

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A busy weekend & a little applique

First of all, there was a horrific terrorist attack in London over the weekend and I want to mention that prior to posting the mundane goings on around here.  While many updates and stories and press releases were occuring on Saturday, a recent one from today from the London mayor, Sadiq Khan.

“The Mayor is busy working with the police, emergency services, and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack and provide leadership and reassurance to Londoners and visitors to our city. He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police – including armed officers – on the streets,” Khan’s spokesman said in a statement.

Meanwhile there is a benefit concert going on for the Manchester victims of an attack only a few weeks ago. I can only pray that these misguided people who turn into terrorists realize that God is a God of love…this is not something that our Creator, called Allah, God, Goddess, Mother, Father, the Great Spirit, Brahman, or whatever each religion has a name for, wishes!

As to here, I had my little grandson here on Friday and he must be due for a growth spurt. ( blurry phone pics below )

His mama brought him at nine, and while he’d had breakfast, within a half hour he said that he was hungry again. During the course of the day he had two donuts and two bowls of strawberries with milk, then a boiled egg, then a hotdog and pasta salad with chocolate milk, followed by strawberry shortcake ( strawberries were on sale this week :) some cotton candy from the dollar store, chips and dip after we returned from a park, and then cheese and pickles while we were playing Chinese Checkers.  This was all from 9:00 to 3:00! :)

Over the course of the weekend, the grass was mowed to within an inch of its life, the tomato plants and lettuce and spinach and flower seedlings were watered, throw rugs were washed, beds changed, the house vacuumed and dusted, and a strawberry cobbler was baked along with making a big bowl of potato salad for my DILs birthday celebration on Saturday evening.

Here she is with a neighbor of ours…they have become best friends.

Another thing that I managed to do over the weekend was work on a lot of applique prep…the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month for June is yellow. I pulled fabrics and started the prep progress for some Little Baskets and another Airship Propeller block.

I pulled out the Elizabeths Pride block that I’d started awhile ago and am almost finished with it. I started the prep progress for another one.

My youngest son just returned from a music festival in West Virginia. Last year he’d been there with his dad…a group of people rent a nice cabin and attend the festival.  His dad had made the arrangements to rent the cabin again this year. He died on April 4.  My son and the others rallied together, collected their money, and went.

He scattered some of his dads ashes in several locations and found it to be both very sad and surreal and also a time of healing.

This is not a political blog but recently in the two instances that I have mentioned something political ( very briefly )  I have gotten a wee bit of backlash.

My response is this : I spend about 200.00 or more on this blog per year, paying Dreamhost, Askimet etc . for it. If I am lucky, I recoup that from people clicking on ads on my sidebar.  This is A Not-  For-Profit blog. It is a personal blog. If I happen to mention something that offends you, I am sorry but you won’t influence what I want to say.

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