Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Spring Blooms

Our beautiful Spring weather took a vacation today! Weather Bug says it is 49 as I sit here typing this post, and down in the low 40's tonight and 37 tomorrow night! Geesh! Looks like I will be hauling ferns in the house the next couple of nights.
These are some pictures I took this last week of some of the blooming trees and more impatiens - hope you enjoy their beauty,
Click photos to enlarge.

I am linking up with "Mosaic Monday" hosted by Mary @ Little Red House. Thanks Mary for hosting again this week. Be sure and visit Mary to see what she and the other participants have to share with us this week.

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Miniature General Store

Click the collage to enlarge, then click again to enlarge more.
Some of you have said you would like to see closeups of my miniatures, and I have not taken the time to rephotograph them. I took some pictures that I had taken sometime ago, and enlarged them in Picasa. I tried to enlarge them more, but they were to blurred. These are from the general store I made out of a wooden wine box. I am linking up with Cindy @ My Romantic Home who is hosting "Show and Tell Friday', and Laurie @
Bargain Hunting and Chatting With Laurie.
who is hosting "My Favorite Things" since my minis are some of my favorite things. Thanks Cindy and Laurie for hosting these weekly events.

On the days that have been warmer and the sun shining, I have spent more time outside and less on the computer. As a result I have gotten behind visiting around to see what everyone has been up to these days. Went to HD yesterday to have some keys made, and what did I see when I first drove up!?!? FERNS & PETUNIAS & PANSIES & FLOX & & & & & & ! ! ! Well - I did behave a little bit. :-) Hey! I had to celebrate! I get released from physical therapy this week ! So to treat myself (does not take much these days), I bought a few ferns (on sale) and a few petunias. I was so tempted to get more, but know this time of the year the weather is "iffy" around here. Left the ferns out in the rain last night and they do actually look better today - guess they needed rain water. I brought the petunias inside for the night, as I knew the rain would beat them down - Aaaaaachoo!!!!!! They smell so good, but outside they went this morning - I could not stop sneezing. Aaaaaachoo, Aaaachoo !!!!! I LOVE SPRING ! ! :-D

Hope everyone has a great weekend !

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mosaics & the Outdoors

Last Friday we had a beautiful blue sky and warm temps . I had some errands to run and I decided to keep going down the road in search of Spring flowers. The blooming trees were full of buds ready to explode. These are some pictures I took and turned them into a mosaic.
Click to enlarge photos.

I am linking up with Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday, and Mary @ Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Be sure and visit Susan and Mary to see what they, and the other participants have to share with us.

Hope you are having a great week !

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dab of This and That

Is that sky not absolutely beautiful! That is what it looked like today, when I was "out and about" , and the temps in the high 60's. Tomorrow is suppose to be even better - sunshine and high around 70. :) Where did I take this picture - in HL's parking lot of course! :-D More on that another time. I intend to enjoy this weather, since it is suppose to rain and drop temps over the weekend. :( Lot of trees starting to bloom - just hope the drop in temps don't mess things up.

It is time for "Show and Tell Friday" hosted by Cindy @ My Romantic Home http://romantichome,
Since doll houses and miniatures are some of my favorite things, I am also linking up with Laurie's new Saturday party - A few of My Favorite Things
As many of you know, one of my hobbies is miniatures (1/12 scale). These are 2 of my projects - The Vermont Jr. Farmhouse and a country General Store (store made out of a wooden wine box). When playing around with Picasa I made this collage of some photos that I already had on file. These pictures were taken a few years ago with a one time camera and are not of good quality. You can click on the collage and it will enlarge. One of the many things on my "To Do List" is to rephotograph my mini collection (I really need to get off this computer and get busy on that list!).
Be sure and visit Laurie and Cindy to see what they and the other participants have to share with us this week. Thanks Laurie and Cindy for hosting these events.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My First Mosaic!

Uh - Oh ! ! I think I have done messed up! I decided to try Picasa ! I can't believe the amount of time I have spent on this computer today - Shame on me! Welllll - At least it was a dreary and gray day, so I don't feel to bad about what I did. I have a lot to learn, but I did figure out how to make a mosaic. Since I think most everyone is looking forward to Spring and pretty flowers, I dug around in my photos from last Spring and picked out a few to work with and this is the out come. Enjoy ! !

I will be linking up with Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary @ Little Red House
I have a question! When I am composing a post while using Firefox, I am not able to post a link to another blog. I have to log in on Internet Explorer to edit the post and add the link. Does anyone know why, and is there something I can do to cure the problem? Your help would be very much appreciated. I googled for help, but guess I was not wording it right, because I could not come up with a solution. Thanks in advance. SEE BELOW FOR UPDATE!

Now - Off to change all the clocks in the house ! Yay!!! We Spring forward tonight! Can you tell I am excited? :-D
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
ETA: M.L> @ The House of Whimsy came to my rescue. I had forgotten all about the little "link" icon on the Posting screen, because IE would link it automatically if the http:// address was typed in correctly. However, Firefox does NOT create a link automatically when composing a post. I started using FF mainly a while back, since I was getting so many "Not Responding" messages on IE when trying to open a new window. One of the many differences between FF and IE. Many thanks to M.L. for jogging my memory - of course if I would remember to look at my Notes on "How To" it would help. :-D

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dab of This and That

JUST A RAMBLE: Thought I would drop in, so no one would think I disappeared. Been doing things, but nothing blog worthy, like income taxes (started on, but not completed), cleaning leaves out of flower beds, etc., etc.. I paid a high price for cleaning out the leaves and Winter debris - my back was just not ready for that just yet. :( Just trying to get some of the "chores" done, so I can start on some fun projects. We have had some great weather the last several days, but that came to an end. Still have the warmer temps, but rain showed up and looks like will be here off and on for the next couple of days.
I AM READY: Don't know about the rest of you, but I am really looking forward to changing over to Daylight Saving Time this weekend. As many of you know from reading my mumblings and grumblings, I am not a Winter person. I need longer days, warmer (Not hot) temps, sunshine - glorious sunshine, and I am way past due for a burger or a good hot dog cooked on the grill.

I would like to say THANKS to everyone that drops by to read my ramblings, to those that leave a comment letting me know you are out there and your opinions , and to those that visit, read and leave quietly. There are many of you out there - Got my meter report today stating I had over 700 visitors in the last week alone! When I started blogging in Nov., 2008, I had no clue so many people would be interested in what I have to say or do. Thanks to those that have become Readers (also known as Followers, but I like the term Reader). I have met many bloggers out there, that I would not have known about otherwise.

Hope everyone is having a great week!
ETA: That is one of MANY squirrels that frequent my courtyard daily! My area is heavily populated - Anyone out there need some squirrels?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dollar Store Finds

I think this is the last of the items I bought at the dollar store that went out of business. I have already posted about the large moss and pine cone covered basket. This is the smaller one - think I paid $2.40.
Photobucket A plaque that I will probably use as the base for another project (really wished I had bought a couple more of these to use in other projects), and a "Dream" sign that I will embellish a little and add a ribbon to hang it with. Both 80 cts. each.PhotobucketPhotobucketAn ornament with one of the Grands' name - 50 cts., velvet pouches with rhinestones (perfect size for money or gift card gifts - 2 for 80cts. (have already used one for a money gift), some faux birds 80 cts. ea.
Some faux peaches (already had the container) , and a peach colored rose - 80 cts. ea.Photobucket
I am linking up with Show and Tell Friday, hosted by Cindy @ My Romantic Home, and Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh @ Tales from Bloggeritaville

Now I need to get busy and do something with these little goodies. Don't forget to visit Cindy and Leigh to see what they and the other participants have to share with us this week.
The temps are suppose to be in the 60's on Sat. & Sun. with sunshine - BRING IT ON !! :-D
Hope everyone is having a great week.