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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A Special Gift and A Future Gardner

Hello my friends.  Hoping you are all having a great Friday and are looking forward to a beautiful weekend.  Sunshine has been so welcome for the last two days here at the homeplace.  Let us not forget those affected by the terrible storms.  We must continue to remember them in our prayers.

 Yesterday I recieved a special package in the mail.  Val from Life's Little Garden sent me a sweet gift.
Val is such a sweet and talented lady.   She was one of the first girls I met when I started blogging in January.
She loves sewing, cooking , and crafting.  Her Dad also makes wonderful quilts.  You need to stop by and visit her blog.  You won't be disappointed.
Okay, back to my gift.  Val has been crocheting dishcloths for awhile .  I questioned about their durabliltiy and how to care for them.  She was so kind and sent me some she had made.
The colors match my kitchen, and she sent a very sweet card.  They are so pretty, I don't want to try them out.(ha)
She even was so kind and sent me a skein of yarn with the directions for me to make some myself.  I couldn't wait to try it and made one last night.  Thank you Val for your kindness and for making me realize how much I have missed crocheting. 

Darbee Rae is spending the night with us tonight.  We picked her up from her house, went to Stevie B's for pizza, and then to Walmart.  Tonight  her toy really wasn't a toy. She got something her and Papa could do together.
She bought a Miracle Gro Kid's Mini Greenhouse.  She picked the pink flower which is a Zinnia
Yep, they are planting right on my coffee table in the living room.  Would I have let my own child done that years ago,  No Way.  What we won't do for our grandchildren.
Looks like we may have a future gardner in the family.  Sure hope a flower pops up in a few days.  If not, I may have to go buy one.  She is so excited.

Hoping you all have a safe and happy weekend.  Take time to stop and smell the flowers.  Thanks for stopping by.....Until next time.


  1. Oh you are too sweet! And that little gardenener is something. You are so right...they get to do things that ours never got to do. Funny how that works, isn't it? I can't explain it but it is true. I can't wait to see your dishcloth!!! It was my pleasure to send you one and you better use them!!!!lol

  2. This is good! Foster that as much as possible!
    I have some of those dishcloths and they do hold up quite well. I don't know how to crochet though. I don't need any more hobbies! LOL!
    Have a good weekend.

  3. Enjoyed my short time there last night...sorry my child is a clone of her mother! :)

  4. I love those dishcloths like that they last forever! Have fun!


  6. Hi Angela, thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I just became a follower of your blog and look forward to getting to know you.


  7. How sweet Darbee Rae is!! I'd let her plant in my living room too!! Just found your blog & added myself as a follower, I'm trying to get mine going to, it's fun to share isn't it!! This will get you a little closer to 100 I'm still looking for 20 LOL!! Your blog is great! ~Kriss~

  8. Hi Angela,
    Oh you are going to love those dishcloths!
    My mother in law used to give me them years ago when she was still with us and they wear like iron!
    And guess what...I have one of Val's -Yep...I received one in a special Christmas gift...she is a dear lady.

    Now I can so relate to your letting your Granddaughter work on your coffee table...I think we loose some of our Anal brain cells as we grow older...we just aren't as 'crazy' about 'perfect' and that's a good thing.


  9. Hi Angela, Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I'd LOVE to have you come visit and I'd stay open for as long as you liked! We get things in on a regular basis and it is forever changing.
    I let my grandkids do lots too, they are only little once and I want them to remember how much fun it was to come to my house when I'm gone! I'll always remember my own grandmother, bless her heart.
    Have a great week, Dawn