Monday, June 19, 2017

A Granddaughter


Why have I taken so long to write this post?

My grand-daughter, Sawyer Rene Mitchell was born March 23.

She is a doll. 

Just like she was in the womb, she's a wiggler.

She has practically jumped out of more than one person's grasp.

Her face is constantly moving. 

That makes it really difficult to get a good picture.

Fortunately, she sleeps. 

So we take pictures then.

She's a good sleeper, like her mama was.

Her face keeps moving, even in sleep.

She cries like a TV show baby crying track

Fisher seemed slightly reticent to meet her. 


But I think he was more leery of the hospital room and all the people watching. 

Day 2 was more relaxed.

Just as when Fisher was born, Aunt Emily was the  there to provide all the best nursing.

Fisher and I were fast friends

We hung out together for the 4 days mom and dad were at the hospital.

It was sooooo fun.

But let me tell you,

Being the sole person in charge of an almost two year old can wear you slick out!

Great Aunt Stephanie was there. She admirably takes my place because she lives close and I live so far.  

Homecoming was a festival of cuddling.

It's interesting to note that she doesn't really look like her pictures. She's like her mama in that she isn't very photogenic.Her face is actually quite delicate in real life. My sister said, "she's so much cuter in person than she is in pictures." 

Not that pictures matter. 

Except they are everything.

Yep. She's a charmer.

She loves her brother.

Either that or she's mad at him because he doesn't have a fat roll under his chin like she does.

I think it's the former.

Now that she can see clearly and smiles, she sends him smile love all the time.

That's all for now.

I'll be back with more stuff soon. 

I hope everyone had a happy Memorial Day Celebration and a good Father's Day with their family.  

My birthday is this weekend so it's time to PAR-TAY!!!!

Mostly that means cake.

And wine. 


See ya!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Making A Potting Bench From An Old Door

Hello! Hello! Hello!

Yes, I'm alive!

And full of exclamation points!

I built a potting bench.

A big ol' potting bench.

And it didn't cost me a dime.

Well, actually I did buy some of the stuff, but it was so long ago that it doesn't really count 

Monday, March 6, 2017

28 Things - Just Some Stuff You Missed.


Here I am, writing a blog post, 

but I have no idea what the blog post is going to be about.

A whole lot of things have happened over the last 6 or so months that I haven't mentioned because I was only blogging sporadically.  Sometimes something that was timely at one point in time just isn't relevant 6 weeks later.

I just thought of a few good examples - and that makes me feel like this should be a 28 Things post. So I guess that's what I will do.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Making Art From Copper Screening

Hi guys!

I'm sure you've been missing me.

I've been missing you, too.

I'm here today with another contribution to Project Challenge 2017. The February challenge material is screening. In our group we get to request the materials that we will be working with over the year. Screening was one of my requests.

Many moons ago I was shopping at one of those artisan shops where everything is handmade by a local artist and saw a couple of vases filled with the most interesting flowers. These flowers were  from screening. Since then I've always been certain that I wanted to try my hand at making some of those myself.

A few moons later I was shopping in a barn full of REALLY random stuff. Guess what was there?

See that large roll of copper screening? Wow! That's like a gold mine. I mean, look how much prettier it is than that mundane grey screening material next to it. 

Since then these rolls of screening have been part of my rather large stash of "things I will make something with some day."

You know what I mean?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Reclaimed Wood Sign - Project Challenge 2017

Hymns rock.

They just do.

I fear that hymn's are going to become obsolete.

Maybe they are already.

Hello! And Happy New Year!



Where have you been?

Hmmmm. I guess I said that backwards.

Where on earth have I been?????

Let's get right to it.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Turning An Old Radio Cabinet Into A Bar


It's the day after Thanksgiving and I'm sitting here waiting to be brought a plate of leftovers.


We had the best Thanksgiving meal.

Every recipe was so good!

But enough about delicious dinners.

And desserts.


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