Headahe at 8AM

July 1, 2020

Monday morning I woke up to trees being removed at the house next to me.  Not a bad idea if you a view of the creek, but it’s Wednesday.  I’m beginning to wonder.  Are they leaving any?  I have visions of their house slipping into the creek.

The guy by the road got another dump trunk load of dirt for his back, so he was pushing that around all day. Normally, he only does this evenings and weekends.  He must have taken the day off. His land has always been lower than the rest of us and he’s trying to remedy it.  It needs a lot of work.

Then on the other side, my neighbor has decided to put in a boat ramp.  He has had several truckloads of rocks delivered. I’m not talking three inch rocks.  I’m talking three foot bolder type.  Do you know what that sounds like falling out of a big truck?  And it’s right at the river’s edge.

I managed to snap a few pictures of a mother Wood Duck and her chicks in the rain.  I was surprised to see them by the house.

Watermelon Socks

June 28, 2020

  It’s a Lucy Neatby pattern, but I don’t know the magazine.  I usually remove the ones I think I will make and put them in a binder after a few years. I don’t know the name of the dyer either.   Ruth ran off with the label.  It’s probably under a bed in 20 or 30 pieces.

  This is Ruth.  She may look the innocent, but she isn’t.

On Face Masks

June 24, 2020

I was getting very tired of looking at expressionless people so I decided to do something about it.

When you look at me you will see a nose and mouth. It just won’t be mine.

Sweetums became jealous so I had to fix one for him too.

A New Phone

June 22, 2020

After six years of good service, my phone died.  Everything linked up beautifully, even my car, but I had to get a new case.  I found one I liked with an extra fold for cards and cash.  It’s very nice, but too much to carry around in my pocket all day.  I needed something smaller.  I found some left-over fabric that I had quilted about ten years ago.  There were two pieces that I trimmed and sewed together.

  I’m not a brown person, but it’s soft and slippery and on the inside.  The kitty fabric is sparkly.

  Next, I turned down and sewed the hems in place.

  I sewed Velcro to the front and flap.  I wish the hearts were on both sides.

  Finished! It fits nicely in my pocket and only took an hour to make.

Happy Toes

June 17, 2020

I was finally able to get a pedicure.  The place that I usually use has not re-opened.  I really liked this girl so I think I will stay with her.

Red-winged Blakbird

June 15, 2020

I was surprised to see a red-winged blackbird on the porch early this morning.  I see them in the trees and the feeder that hangs off the deck.  But this was definitely a first.

Is That A Cormorant?

June 14, 2020

 

 

I didn’t think it was a vulture.  It was too sleek.  Sorry for the poor pictures.  I was inside and it was a bit overcast.  By the time I got outside, he was gone.  I didn’t even get to see him fly off.  Maybe next time, if there is one.  They usually travel in large groups.

Now, I want to thank my brother, Bill, for sending me ‘Birds of Maryland & Delaware’.  I’m putting it to great use.

It looks like another nice day.  I believe I’ll go out and enjoy it.

Happy Thoughts Only

June 13, 2020

I have decided that if I can’t say anything positive than don’t say anything at all.  Since I am basically a grouchy person, I haven’t posted in a long time.

I’m looking forward to my daughter and son-in-law visiting next week.  Jenn is helping me cut up Duke’s old tee-shirts for a quilt.  After twenty years in the Navy, he has quite the collection.  I found a tutorial, so I better watch before they arrive.  Sweetums has several projects lined up to keep them busy.

Time to wrap this up.  It is lovely outside.  I need my sock knitting, my tea, my umbrella and to watch water wander down the creek.

Tony says Hi.  Be careful.  He hasn’t bitten anyone today.  Yet.

Red Bellied Woodpecker

January 26, 2020

No female yet, but I can hope.  I’ve seen one in past years.

I’m so glad I moved the suet feeder.

Not A Good Week

January 23, 2020

When it’s freezing outside for several days, I just want to hibernate.  I must have been a grizzly bear in my last life.  Sweetums almost had to drag me out of the house to walk the dog.

I finally knitted a nice bow for Mrs. Tittlemouse that I like, but I don’t feel like sewing it up and stuffing it.  I got out my dinosaur mittens pattern and found some good little boy yarn.  And there’s enough for a hat, too.  I felt a lot better after making (and finishing) this hat! I still have to make those mittens!