Sunshine, Flowers, and a Tiny Spider πŸŒž

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Summer Sunday Afternoon 😍 Are you relaxing with a book, a project, or are you just enjoying the lazy hours this time of the week brings? 😊

For me it’s a combination of all three. 😎

Before I settled in, I walked around our flowery garden, and snapped some pretty pictures.

As I’m sorting through the photos I realize I should have paid better attention to the little labels in my flower pots upon purchase. πŸ˜• I know some names of the more popular plants…but others escape me. So you’re not gonna learn anything today πŸ˜‰ just enjoy!

The first thing I noticed when I stepped outside was a little spider busily running back and forth, weaving a beautiful web. It was not easy capturing the web…but I got some pretty sunshine-y pictures while trying 🌞

And then I got it…see her in the bottom right corner? πŸ•Έ

The Wisteria is on her second bloom this year 😍

I can’t get enough of the Hydrangea πŸ’•

Snapdragons have always been one of my favorites 😊

I love to pinch their little cheeks πŸ˜†

The ‘Rose of Sharon’ bushes are just now starting to bloom

So is the Hibiscus

Here are some ‘what were they called again?’ 😁

Just as I turned to go inside I glanced at the little field of clover, and decided to give them a spot in the limelight πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this little trip into my world 😍

I’m wishing you a fabulous Sunday afternoon! πŸ’•


A Fabulous Workshop πŸ™‚

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend doing the things you love! 😍

Today I’d like to tell you about the workshop my friend Michele and I hosted…emmm 3 weeks ago…I can’t believe it’s been that long already! 😳

Long story short – we had a lot of fun! πŸ˜ƒ

Ha…just kidding – I will tell you a little more. 😊

Two days prior Michele and I met for a ‘working lunch’ to make sure we didn’t miss anything.

And then the day was here! Off to Weston – with wobbly knees and a pounding heart (I was a bit nervous 😜) But Michele has a very calming presence, so things got better as soon as I got there. 😍

Three lovely ladies came for a day of crochet…and crochet we did. For 5 hours!

Sprinkled with stories about past projects, Grandma’s needlework, travels, and whatever else came to mind, and laughter the time just flew by.

We met at ‘ Florilegium’, a wonderful Yarn/Fiber Art store in Weston, MO

The lovely owner generously opened the doors of her beautiful ‘Creative Cottage’ to us

Isn’t it lovely? Thank you, Gretchen! πŸ™‚

We had a Crochet Expert, an advanced crocheter, and a beginner. The perfect mix!

3 projects were on the agenda – the ‘Chilly Cowl’, a Granny Square dishcloth, and a flower.

Amy’s goal was to finish all 3 projects…and she did! πŸ˜ƒ

Here she is showing off her Chilly Cowl

Julie made a lovely Cowl

…and almost finished her flower. But she had a pattern sheet, so she finished it at home no problem! 😊

Mary didn’t like working with the cotton yarn, so she picked a gorgeous skein of Malabrigo wool (my personal favorite 😍) and started a winter cowl…never too early for that. Let’s hope she doesn’t run out of patience before she finishes! That’s easily done when you first start out with hook and yarn.

So everyone had a great time, and we all agreed that we’re definitely doing this again!

Music to my ears. ☺️

Michele and I are busy planning the next project. Rest assured – you will hear about it when we know more! πŸ˜†

Now go run, have a fabulous weekend! 😎

Until next time πŸ’•

Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle πŸ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I hope you’re enjoying a fabulous weekend! 😁

The sun is out, temperatures are climbing into the ‘sticky’ range…and with that come the pesky mosquitoes. Ugh! But don’t fret – here’s an easy-peasy way to get rid of them πŸ˜‰


They are!!! πŸ˜†


Hehehe πŸ˜‚


Sorry πŸ˜‚

Maybe I better get out of the sun 😜

Plus, my screen jumped to this…

I swear this app hates me!

Any idea on how to fix this? I already tried turning it off/on … that didn’t help!

Well…I will play with it – maybe it’ll disappear as fast as it appeared. Wish me luck!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! πŸ’•

Happy Birthday, June Babies πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I wanna be among the first ones to wish you a ‘Happy Birthday’! πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŒΉ

There are nothing but good things to say about ‘June Babies’

There…didn’t I tell ya? 😁


The beautiful rose is the flower of the month of June!

I found this lovely tale on 😊

One of June’s flowers is the rose. According to Greek mythology, the rose was created by Chloris, the goddess of flowers. One day, Chloris found the lifeless body of a nymph in the woods and turned her body into a flower. She called upon Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of wine. Aphrodite gave the new flower a gift of beauty and Dionysus added nectar, for sweet fragrance. Zephyrus, god of the west wind, blew the clouds away so that Apollo, the sun god, could shine and make the flower bloom. That is how the rose was created and crowned the “Queen of Flowers”.


You are in fabulous company πŸ˜ƒ

Marilyn Monroe 🌼 Anderson Cooper 🌼 Paul McCartney 🌼 Barry Manilow 🌼

Meryl Streep 🌼 Mel Brooks 🌼

Pretty impressive bunch, wouldn’t you say? 😊

Now go and have a great time! πŸŽ‰ Gather everyone near and dear to your heart, and celebrate the wonderful, lovely, brilliant YOU! 😍

I wish you the very best …and cake! Can’t forget the cake! πŸŽ‚

I’m sending Love πŸ’• Smiles πŸ™‚ and Hugs πŸ€— your way!

Cheers! πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Happy β€˜You’ Day πŸŒΌπŸ’œπŸ‘‘

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Did you have a fabulous day? Whether it was spent with the kiddos, your Mom, your fur-babies or all of the above…I hope you enjoyed being celebrated, got spoiled, and remember today as a very special ‘You’ Day! 😍πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ‘‘πŸ’œ

I had a lovely time at breakfast with hubby and our daughter 😊

Planted some of the flower-gifts

My new Hibiscus had a wonderful surprise for me this morning 😍

Isn’t she gorgeous? 😍

Enjoy the rest of your special day … ’cause tomorrow it’s back to this πŸ˜‰

I’m sending Smiles πŸ™‚ Love πŸ’• and Hugs πŸ€— your way!

Monthly Meet-up ~ Flowers 🌺 πŸŒ·πŸ’

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today I finally found the time to read many of your wonderful blogs πŸ˜ƒ

While indulging in that, I stumbled across a photo challenge, hosted by Wild Daffodil

This month’s theme is Flowers πŸ’

Since we’re having a very late Spring, I didn’t expect too much when I headed into the yard with my camera. But upon closer inspection I did spot a few picture-worthy blooms. πŸ˜ƒ

Under a just-now-sprouting-green ‘Rose of Sharon’ bush I found some ‘Forget-me-nots’ 😊

The Lilac bush is showing off it’s beauty – and spreading it’s wonderful fragrance through the little corner of our world 😍

Dandelions…we have Dandelions! 😁 But I do love them so they get to stay (and spread πŸ˜‰)

Then I spotted some little violets hiding in the grass πŸ™‚

Aren’t they lovely? πŸ’•

Back inside I noticed that my ‘Christmas Cactus’ is starting to bloom πŸ˜† Does that count?

Silly little thing 😁

I did save my favorite picture for last 😍

Make a wish! πŸ§šπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I know that wasn’t much…but I think the few that had the decency to show up deserve a little praise! 😁

Let’s hope that Flowers will bloom all around us soon! πŸ’•

Thanks for dropping by! πŸ€— I hope you enjoyed your stay!

🌷 Happy 🌞 Birthday 🌺 May 🌸 Babies πŸ’

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Let me be among the first to wish you a happy, wonderful, fabulous Birthday! 😍

Celebrate, dance, treat yourself to amazing, ‘ I’ve always wanted to do that’ things & adventures 😊 Let them spoil ya…because you, Darling, are awesome!

See? Didn’t I tell you? 😁

You’re sharing your Birthday-Month with some wonderful people…

My Mom πŸ’•

My niece πŸ’œ

My wonderful friend Michele πŸ’–

Then there are ‘Adele’, George Clooney’, Bono, Tina Fey, and Cher, to name a few. 😍

You have a beautiful Birth-Flower 🌞 The amazing ‘Lili of the Valley’

Now – enjoy your guests, your gifts, your cake – and the festivities held to celebrate the fabulous YOU 🀩

Happy Birthday Month! πŸ˜πŸ’πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽˆπŸŽ

With Love πŸ’• Hugs πŸ€— and Smiles πŸ™‚

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