Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Restful Sunday

Here are a couple of things this morning that caught my eye........a picture Meghan drew a long time ago.....................................

and Brandon's pic here with the angel, hoping he is staying safe and getting the best preparation he can for the Afghanistan tour. He leaves for Afghanistan in 3 weeks. I found this piece of barnwood with the impression about a year ago actually. As I am an angel collector, I loved it when I saw it. It's pretty big, about 4 foot!

Looking at the new growth outside in the tiered garden. We have lots of violets..................

The rose garden has new growth...........................



Iris's are starting to bloom........................



The mint is growing back in the bucket......................





My meek progress this week with stitching.............................lots of filling in the roof and started some on the border and a motif............................




We couldn't ask for better weather than the past 2 days here. This morning I made my coffee a little extra strong to get some energy. The sun is out and its about 65 degrees, not a cloud in sight. The birds are singing and the animals are all stretched out on their cushions taking mid-morning naps. Looking out my back windows and through the porch are slightly hazy mountaintops with greener trees.
I took a brief walk out in the yard and noticed everything has new growth. We don't really work at any gardening plan except to weed out and oh my gosh is that a job. I am deathly afraid of snakes and I know we have them out here because there is a lake at the bottom of the hill. The Labs brought me up a dead one and put it in the walkway to the front door on Friday!!! Scared me to death! Just thankful it was dead!

For the past week, I haven't been able to really stitch as much as I want to because of my neck and arm but with rest, heating pad and medications/exercises, I am seeing a bit of improvement.
We ate supper with my friend Dot last night. She is about 75 now but such an inspiration and has the attitude and energy of a 30 year old. Her house looks like a Southern Living magazine photo . She is very talented with decorating. I don't know if you remember the book "Tuesdays with Morrie" but she is the person I can go to when I need advice on anything. She is a very wise woman.
Here's hoping that you have a restful Sunday~~~~

2 comments:

  1. Jennifer,
    I didn't know you were an angel collector. There's a shop called Angels and Antiques in Fayetteville, NC if you ever get near there you MUST go. It is like a piece of heaven.

    Tanya

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  2. Hi, Tanya. I've been collecting angels since 1985 and have quite a collection. I have several Lavender and Lace charts, recently with their "World Peace" angel but haven't completed them. One day I hope too.Thanks for letting me know about that shop because I love angels AND antiques so I can see how its a piece of heaven.

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