Army wife quilter

June 25, 2015

Watching Humming Birds

I love sitting on my porch watching the Humming bird feeder. Using the new camera I got for christmas I sat out side for a while and snapped pictures of the Humming birds in action.

They are territorial. Only one likes to be at the feeder at a time.  Others will be chased away.

They have a cool humming sound and a high pitched churp. 

I hope to sit out side again and get more.

June 10, 2015

Mason Jar Pencil holder teachers end of year gift

I needed to make something for three of my kids teachers. They needed a thankyou for all the hard work this year.  My kids have accually been in the same class for a entire year.  We usually start in one school but end in another.  
This mason jar pencil holder is just so easy to make that I couldn't resist.

June 5, 2015

Mason Jar Bathroom organizer

From the scrap wood of my bottle cap flag project I made this Mason jar bathroom organizer.
at first I left the wood natural.  However, I didn't like it so I stained it with grey.  It looks much better.

The jars I got at Micheal in case anyone wanted to know.

June 4, 2015

Bottle Cap American Flag

I am so excited to show my newest patriotic picture.  I have seen these on Pinterest so I set out to make my own.  
I visited my local Applebees and asked them to save bottle caps for me.  They agreed and weeks later I had enough to make this beautiful flag.  
I picked a nice piece of plywood and thin trim to make a frame.  Cut it the size that I needed.  Stained it with gray.  Sanded to ruff it up a bit.  Then glued the caps on in a prelaid out pattern.  Vuola!

May 25, 2015

The reason for Memorial Day

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My family is part of the less then 1% that defends this country.
I pray every day for my soldier.
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May 18, 2015

Spring Brings Beautiful Flowers

I am not sure what happen or What kind of tree this is but all the flowers are white, accept for this little bunch that chose to be different. This is the tree. 

In the picture you can tell all white. This tree makes little berries.  The kind birds eat not people.  I am not sure what it is it has thorns big ones.

Of course this is a fruitless Crab Apple tree.

And this is one of my Hydrangea's.  The other one has not bloomed yet.

I am just so enjoying this spring.  I love love flowers.
I am so blessed to look out my door and see all these and more. 
All the plant that I have in my front yard are flowering perinials.  
Summer can not come fast enough for the flowers only not the Heat.

May 17, 2015

Bowling Pin awards

For our Army unit Family Day we went bowling.  I got these bowling pins and some stickers and made awards for high score or King Pin and low score or Sad Sak.
Yes I don't have all the letters on because I had to go back to the store and get some more stickers.  Then I forgot to take pictures when they were complete.  You get the idea.  It is easy and looks great. Family day was a success.  The silent auction was a success. We are not starting to plan the holiday party.