Spring is springing, and just in time. Yay! The boredom is beyond boring now with all the Covid stay away and stay home. At least soon we can be outside getting ready for flowers, distancing cook outs, and seeing some long lost friends that had to also hibernate. Thankfully, the vaccination will make that easier than before.

I’ve procrastinated and never planted perennials, and always do annuals. Now that I’ve aged, I wish I’d done the perennials. I definitely have never been one for a great flower garden. Lazy, I guess, but do enjoy a few flowers in the planters my husband made me. Which do you plant?

Mowing will start soon, and will be great reason to be outside getting some of that Vitamin D that has been missing. I’m more than ready and looking forward.

What’s going on in your neck of the world? Is Spring springing where you are?


Scanning Flowers

Scanning flowers is so fun. I had never tried it until I read a post at French Kiss Textures. She fashioned a box painted black, but I just laid black material over the flower. Since if you just left the lid open, there would be too much light so you have to use something for a dark background. So, here are some that I scanned. The first are Gerbera and Lilies from in my flower garden, and the others are Roses and Hydrangea that graced the tables at my daughter’s wedding.

Would love to hear from you if you give scanning a try.


Flower Preserve

Pressed Flowers

Love when I get flowers, but hate when they’ve wilted and I have to let them go. So, these I decided to press instead of trying to dry. My grandbabykins in an accident sort of way made me think that they would look like a picture because he moved my stack of books that they were under and they scattered and kind of looked like a picture (see below for his).flowers FS smudged

I didn’t want them to just dry out so I slathered them with mod podge. So far, they have stayed. Not sure how to display them though because if I put them in a frame, I figure the mod podge will either melt or glue them to the glass. Still working on that part, but for now am sharing my craft so far this week.

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Flowers from my daughter that my pressed flowers came from. Textured for sharing withTexture Tuesday using one of Kim’s textures.

Also, a little sewing project. Keeping busy!! 🙂 A pin cushion and pin jar with cushion to match. 😉 Plus in the middle of playing with crafts and photos and crocheting, I did manage to find time to do a little work and I painted the bathroom and put up new border. Only had the paint and border since last summer. Can you say procrastinate???? haha

Pin Cusion

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Have a blessed week.

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Photo Play

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White flr frm jeb old photo

Fun playing with Adobe and also some older photo programs on the shelf using the beautiful flowers from my daughter.

Happy Tuesday….and Blessings for a great week.


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Thrifting Fun

Friday finds with type

Sometimes I find things….Sometimes I don’t.

This week though, I found some cute and some useful and some vintage. Sharing with Friday Finds.

Since I’ve always loved snail mail or as they use to just call it, keeping in touch by mailing a letter or postcard, I’m always thrilled when I find a bundle of note cards, card assortment or post cards. I enjoy sending a simple hello, feel better or just thinking of you to people. Since I do Postcrossing, finding post cards in my area are pretty much extinct. I’ve found one place about an hour away that has them, and I’ve found them online, but it use to be fun to just head to a drug store and they always had lots. Our area doesn’t even have the ones that tell about our town. Sad to me.

My Friday Finds: A nautical frame for my bedroom that is decorated with the lighthouse theme, a cute hook that will be great for my bathroom that I’m painting (one day soon ~ :)), a bolt of lace that is a bit wider than what I have on hand and it will get use since I love to craft, and the best of all was finding the scissors and among them is a Vintage pair that is used for cutting flowers. When looking them up online since I wasn’t sure what they were, I find that they are from around 1953 or 1954 so they will be perfect for my Etsy Shop if I decide to sell them. Undecided on that so far.

Finds scissors as poster edges

The Wiss Flower Shears

Finds as old paper effect

Just playing with the settings to make it look like old photo on this one.

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Finds blur effect

Link to the info I found about Wiss Flower Shears.

Hope you enjoy my Friday Finds and have time to venture on over to Kim’s site to enjoy what others have found to share.

Happy Friday and much Blessings coming your way.

~hugs ‘n giggles~



happy spring

Ah…Spring ~ well almost


The calendar says Spring, but the weather seems more like heading into winter. We had frost, freezing temperatures, and snow (wee tiny) but it was snow falling this past week. Brrrrrr….it’s still chilly in the Ohio area where I live.

I have decided since these old legs and knees don’t really like bending for long that I’m giving up a flower bed that needs weeding. Plus, I really am not that crazy about taking care of one after all these years. I did keep a bit of a one in the front, but the other now has stones and will have flower pots adorning them. Less weeding and maintenance.

The purple above is one of the new flowers for this season.


Another new flower for the 2015 season (in a planter). Kind of scraggly but we’ll see how some Miracle Grow helps them along this season.

Below is some Bachelor Buttons and flowers from last summer textured with kk_avery that I’m using for this week’s Texture Tuesday.

Bachelor Buttons on table for TT

As I’m reading through the Bible this year (I’ve always believed and read excerpts here and there or listened to sermons in Church, but have never completely read the Bible), I am amazed at what the LORD is revealing to me now that I’m taking the time to actually sit down and visit with his word daily. Some is about me as a person and some changes that I need to reflect on, which can be a hard pill to digest at times, and some on how much he can be depended upon to help in all situations.

Have a Blessed Sunday, and thanks for visiting.

Comments are adored and I read them all so please drop a scribble of your day or just say hi.

~hugs ‘n giggles~


A freebie for you ~ Sharing my scripture brush I used above. You can download it HERE.

I Got LOVE In A Vase


You might have read my other post that our Son who lives in California gave us a month of his life. Married children with families rarely do that or at least in my world it hasn’t happened. They moved to California when the baby was still less than a year old so he decided he wanted to come visit his dad (who has emphysema), help him do some things maybe needing done, and of course he was proud to share his baby girl who is now 2 1/2 with us. She kept us entertained. She talks up a storm, has learned/is learning sign language with the Signing Time Theme Series. See below for YouTube video of this. If you have little ones, it is amazing what our grand-daughter has learned from them starting at 1 1/2. She is doing lots of signing, and loves to sing and dance along with the DVD’s. She can count to 20, has an amazing vocabulary, can sign her numbers, and is learning Spanish as well and can count to 10 in Spanish. (Okay, enough Grandma bragging…lol)

Anyway, the week before Easter, it was pouring down rain ~ the drenching kind ~ and the doorbell rang. That is a rarity at our house as usually no one ever stops by. Anyway, I open it and the lady standing there holding a vase of pretty flowers asks if I’m Patricia and hands them to me. My son had gone to town the day before, but I was clueless that he’d stopped by the flower shop and ordered me flowers with a hand written card. He was at the Church that his family attended when he use to live in Ohio helping them with their cleaning heading into Easter so he wasn’t home when they arrived. Hugs and thanks waited until he got home. Now I think I can count on my hand or hands the time that I’ve received flowers from a florist so smiles and delight were on my face. 🙂 🌻🌻 It’s amazing how children can always amaze a parent.

I edited the above picture with Kim’s kk_hughes and some Photoshop edits to share with Texture Tuesday.

Jerry Flowers on my linen bkground

This one is applied to one of my Linen backgrounds. If you like, you’re welcome to download it free HERE.

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I hated to see them go so I pressed them between papers, ironed them between wax paper, and put them in a hoop so I could hang it in a window. Now whenever I look out my window, I am also seeing the lovely flowers from an awesome man who I call son.

Flowers with camera


I may eventually add lace and ribbons to the hoop which would be cute too.

My son shared his time, his daughter, and some of God’s amazing flowers. And my daughter-in-law who is a nurse in California had to go back and couldn’t stay the month so I gave her thanks for sharing my son. He has now gone home, and our house is too quiet and will never be the same. Always a whirlwind when company is here, but then they go home and I’m sad for days.

Sharing over at The Enchanting Rose also.

A freebie for you. Feel free to right click and save or print HERE with the scripture or you can download the free background HERE without the scripture verse.

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The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.  Psalm 19:1-2 KJV

Have a Blessed week,


I am back where I belong!! Traveling with Jesus as I wind my way through scripture reading. The Bible in a year….and beyond. Yay. 🙂

Signing Time link: https://www.youtube.com/user/SigningTime

As Summer Fades

Flowers bw for bw Wednesday

As I cut some flowers to bring in this morning, most of them look as if they’re drooping and ready to be done. With the cooler nights we had lately, I think they’ve mustered all the growing they can for this season. Even I have to say, they did as brave a growing season as they could since I really wasn’t into having a flower bed this Summer…these old bones just don’t bend like they use to and getting down and digging in the dirt and weeding is becoming more of a chore than I like. ~smiles~

Sharing with Black and White Wednesday so pop on over to see what others are seeing in black and white today. 🙂

Colorful below ~ Happy Wednesday ~

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Bachelor Button Transformation

Bachelor Button Oil Pastel

Bachelor Buttons for Texture Tuesday. Applied Kim’s Pinit9 and then used a layer mask to paint the flowers back in and then applied the Pinit9 again.

I’ve received my first postcards since joining Postcrossing. So far I’ve sent out 11 postcards and received 4 with more on the way to me. I’m one to still enjoy receiving mail, and so far looks like a fun idea. So far I’ve received a card from Israel, United Kingdom, Brussels, Spokane, and Mother Hen’s from Oregon.


Plus this wonderful card from the lady (Mother Hen) whose blog I found and she told me about Postcrossing. See her card below. Thanks Mother Hen for the tip and the beautiful card from your state.

Received from Roberta told me about Postcrossing

No rest for the weary

I have a blister, knees are sore but the porch is STAINED. Bout time after a few years of weathering. Sometimes Summer is tiring because the weather allows to get those jobs done that can’t be in the winter time. Fall will be house paint trimming and garage painting. Bah!! I’m tired already.


Plus, I bought a drill bit and learned how to cut a hole in a glass bottle to insert those little mini lights. Yet to insert the mini lights, but here is picture of the hole. hahaha

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Have a great week and stay cool. Weather here has been very hot and humid this week, but going back down by the week-end in Ohio to cooler weather.