Thursday, April 23, 2020

Glorious Spring

One of the first things that tells me Spring is truly here is those tiny little figs appearing on our fig tree. I eagerly look forward to the day they will start to ripen. We had to prune quite a bit of damaged wood from the tree in the Fall, so there will probably not be as many figs as usual. That won't stop me from loving those that do appear!
Getting our garden up and running again for another season is another thing that brings me joy. Mr. Muddling and I got all the tomatoes tied up and the cucumber vines trained up their strings. Lots of anticipation here, too.
A very pleasant fragrance refreshed us as we worked out there - the jasmine in full bloom!
Lots of pretties out in our very own back yard. It is not very big, but it is absolutely full of things we love.
I picked the borders for the friendship star variation quilt, got them sewed on, and the quilt quilted and bound.
And here it is out in the back yard! I just needed a bright colorful quilt and this one filled the bill.
I hope you have a full measure of things to delight you, too. This is a beautiful world the Lord has given us to enjoy. Even with the challenges we've all had to face recently - life is still good! And I am thankful.
Hugs and kisses,

Saturday, April 4, 2020

So Many Things

First of all, we are getting rain, which we need. It is a nice slow rain and everything outside seems to be soaking it up with joy!  There are plenty of pretty things to enjoy inside, too, even if it's just looking out the window. Outside yesterday, upper left, you can see chickens if you look closely. I have to watch them very carefully when I let them into Ruthie's Garden. They are extremely destructive! But they have such a good time, I can't seem to resist letting them in sometimes.
I started another quilt. This is a friendship star variation.
Here is my darling Mr. Muddling modeling a face mask I made yesterday.  As you can see behind him, the quilt grew.
This was last night when I quit. I fully intended to do a lot of sewing today, but it just didn't happen.
Instead, I did a little cooking, including these rolls. They are SO good!
I also made a Pumpkin Cranberry cake, and as you can see, we have already made a nice little dent in it.
What can I say? Stressful times call for baking. And eating said baking!
Seriously, there are so many things that can make you totally crazy if you let them. I am a firm believer in doing what I can and then leaving the rest to the Lord. He is much wiser than I, and does a much better job of handling all those things.
I hope all is well with you and that you are not letting things make you crazy! Trust in the One who is well able to help.
Hugs and kisses,