Tuesday, September 28, 2010


This is my room
This is my window with my beautiful view
This is my computer ~ my portal to the world
Those are my pretty "oregano spice" green walls
This is my new sewing machine that I will learn to quilt on
This is my harvest table turned craft table
It is covered with the quilt that my Grandmother made me
This is my space, it makes me so happy to be here
I can dream, create, & plan
This is my room.
My mom passed on her and my Grandmother's sewing goodies recently because
I have signed up for a quilting 101 class, starting next week in our town
This sampler was found amongst my Grandmother's things
I am so happy, it is beautiful
I found a treasure.

Needlework  is something my grandmother taught me
This is something I can hold in my hands
Something I can complete
Something she held in her hands
Something she started
She is smiling right now
And so is her granddaughter.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Boy

My baby turned 12 today
I love my freckle faced boy, he is so sweet, loving, a future leader, and a momma's boy.
Lover of bacon and cheese, amazing cook, boy with big plans for his future.

Don't you just wanna cover those cheeks with kisses.  I do!
Happy Birthday Sweetheart
Love Momma

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

come for a walk with me

a fresh new morning sun is peeking through the fog
please join me on a walk this morning

spiderwebs are visibly everywhere with the help of dew

kitty in the window
heading down the lane
one lonely stalk left standing
chicory along the fence

web in a weed top
first colored fallen leaf of the season
cut cornstalks
burst of yellow

weathered tin for the coop
dead queen annes lace
our field
short missed corn
dew on grass and web
remnants of summer
country still life

thanks for walking with me.
goldenrod is a sign of the summer nearing its ende.
this is of course only a snapshot of the 136 shots taken this morning.
but I can say with some certainty that this is by far the best time of the year for me
the anticipation for autumn
is always very exciting.
and be sure that the next morning I awake
to fog, I will be ready to take another walk
hopefully next time the kids won't miss the bus.
hope your day is going beautifully!

Much Love,

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Goings On Round Here

Brown Cornstalks
Means Autumn is right around the corner.
My Birthday Camera

I have a new camera.
It is for my big Four O.
It is just like my papa's.
And it doesn't leave  ghosts.

An early gift it was.
And for this gal who loves to snap.
Beauty is everywhere.
Is my rhyme making you want a nap?

I love it!
Thanks Guys! ~ Enjoy the show!
~ My Daddy ~

We enjoyed our beautiful fall preview weather over the holiday weekend.  Dad came over here to the farm to enjoy camping with us in the backyard.
RV style for him, tents and hard ground for us.
He brought Brooke, however the fact that she IS a bird dog and thought my chickens were possibly birds she should catch was a little much.  So she got to go home with her momma after the big camp dinner with some ribs and fixings that Dad and Blake qued up for us.

We had some extra fun when Denise and her grandgirls came to hang with us country people.
No pics, silly me.  Next time!
There will be a big fall camp, wienie roasting bonfire, 4 wheel riding Good Time!
The youngest men in my life ~
 enjoying their last day of summer freedom, while Jeff and I (mainly Jeff) unloaded the truck with the remainder of the barn we tore down on Saturday ~ the boys got to play.  They were just trying to keep their minds off of what the next day had to bring them. 
My Honey & Whiskers ~ Relaxing!!
When it is gorgeous outside, we always wished we had a hammock to relax in.  So for an early birthday present, I ordered a nice large white cotton hammock.
It is cotton and it is large, white however, it is not.
The boys loved the colors and Jeff is not picky.
But I must say, that hippie hammock sure is comfy!
The front of the barn, before it was completely torn down and loaded up on Saturday

Tuesday Sept 7th
First Day of Jr. High
 New School
New Town
Guess What?
They Survived!

Much Love to Ya, Jill

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Love Story

Meet Cookie . . . This is Josh's new gal.

They are very very happy together.

They met Sunday at the animal swap, he knew she was the one.
She was calm and sweet.
Her name unknown.
Give it time we said, get to know her.
By Monday evening she was "Cookie".
She loves him ~ He loves her ~ It is a beautiful thing.