Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Smiles

Hello everyone!  It's a lovely Friday here.   I thought I'd join Annie for Friday Smiles.  To join in or see what others are smiling about click  HERE.

I have thirty one more days to work before my retirement!  I am so excited and a little scared.  I can't wait to have more time to do the things I enjoy.  Not working for the man anymore!
My new favorite mug.
I may have not mentioned that I took a sewing class.  I've had a machine for years and never brought it out!  I forced myself to do just that by taking a beginner class.  We made these pillowcases called Burrito Pillowcase.  It was so much fun.

I loved this fabric.  As you can see I was very proud!!
My first pillowcase!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting!  I'm hoping to start blogging on a regular basis - and hopefully keep it up this time.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Images of My Yard

I have been slowly getting comfortable in my new home.  I am almost settled except for my craft room.  You'd think that would be the first room to set up but it's the last.  I'm hoping to retire the end of July and I'm saving it for then.

In the meantime here's some images from my yard.  I have a pond with koi and goldfish.  It's so nice to sit by the stream and listen to the water.   I have deer visiting my yard on a regular basis.  The area behind my house is called "deer parkway" as it's how they move around the neighborhood when they aren't walking down the street.  It's so peaceful; I love it.
Beautiful iris

Hello Mr. Raven

Cherry tree blossoms
Vinca by the Pond

Can you see the deer?  
Koi and Goldfish
I'm lucky in that I have friends that help me maintain my yard.  It's more than what I'd be able to do on my own.