Sunday, June 10, 2018

Bits and bobs

I am working on bits and bobs. My crafting is all over the place, so very little is getting done. I have made some progress on my night-time plastic canvas craft, which seems to be my only crafting time lately. I am almost done with the top of the tissue box.
I really like the pattern.

My Kousa dogwood tree is in bloom. 
I love looking at it from my living room. 

I finished planting almost all of the pots for my deck.
 I used mostly petunias, impatiens and begonias with a smattering of trailing vines and tall celosia.
 They will look great once they fill in.
Look what finally came in the mail! I ordered the ball winder a couple of weeks ago from a major retailer and it just arrived.  My son ordered the swift for me on Amazon and it came in two days.
Now I can wind this yarn so that I can start knitting that cowl.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I am going to spend some time with my Advent Calendar. I want to be able to show all of you some progress next week.

I am still having trouble getting any comments sent to my e-mail. I am really amazed that it is taking Blogger so very long to find a fix. I have changed my settings so that I can reply on my blog, but I think that may prevent some of you from commenting. I am sorry about that. 

Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers! I’m waiting for my pots to fill in as well. We are getting a new fence this week so the yard is in a bit of disarray at the moment. I hope you find some time and the required concentration to work on your Advent Calendar today.

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    1. I am taking a break from the Advent Calendar right now. I've been appliqueing a large piece. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Happy Stiching Cathie. Great plans for begining a new cowl, your tree and pots are beautiful, enjoy the season!

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  3. I love and always use the reply to the comment section on the blog. It's been a few years since I started doing it. Noticed it on so many other blogs and liked it so added it to mine. Way back it wasn't an option for some templates, but believe it was so popular they switched it to a setting so everyone can do it, if they want. I don't know why it would prevent people from commenting on your blog. Sorry things haven't gotten fixed yet for you with regard to your email notifications. Your flowers are beautiful. I'm way behind this year with that since I broke my foot those are things I just didn't do, and since we'll be vacationing next month, I may not bother...as they typically die during my July vacation. Will be anxious to see your cowl, such a gorgeous color. Wonder why it took so long to get the ball winder? Such a fan of Amazon, they seem to be very efficient. I don't use my ball winder often, but it's still very nice to have.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. I like to reply on my blog also. When we used to vacation each July and August I had my mother water all my plants because she lives locally. She is 91 now so we don't vacation for more than one or two nights as we don't have anyone to check on her or my MIL.

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  4. Beautiful blooms and i love the pattern of that craft as well!

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  5. Pretty flowers and projects. Your flowers are lovely. Hopefully the email solution is fixed soon.. a lot of us are in the same boat on that one.

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    1. Right now I am replying on my blog. I am really surprised that Blogger has hung us out to dry with this.

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  6. Those pots will fill in quickly with the warmer weather. Sometimes crafting just needs to take a back seat. You’ll get back to it when time allows.

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    1. I really miss my crafting when I am not doing it. It relaxes me like nothing else. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Just a post to notify me of all subsequent comments.

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  8. Blogger is having issues that are so annoying. Seems like it should be an easy fix to return it to the way it was, but I guess not!
    Your pots look so lovely!
    Have a relaxing Slow Stitching Sunday!

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    1. My husband used to run the computer software that was first used on Wall Street to stream stock market prices and he can't believe that this problem has been going on so long. His group would have had it fixed in a day, two at most. I guess we can't complain as it is a free service.

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  9. Beautiful pattern of the craft. And so many lovely flowers in your pots! Also your blooming tree is beautiful!
    Thank you for visiting and comment my blogpost. It make me very happy.

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    1. Thank you Birthe. I enjoy hearing from you also.

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  10. lovely views from your window!! your new project looks like fun (cowl) and I do love the stitch design that is the first photo.

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    1. I caked one skein of wool and have to do the other. Then I can start knitting. Thanks for visiting.

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  11. What a great post filled with beauty! I'm still commenting on Blogger. I, too, am hoping they return to the email notifications! Your crafty projects are so pretty! Looking forward to seeing your Advent Calendar!

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    1. Thank you so much. I will reply as I can.

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  12. Making blog rounds so thought I'd pop in and say hi. Cathie, I understand where you're coming from my Dad is 92 and getting difficult. He's been pretty with taking care of himself, but is getting forgetful, makes bad decisions and has fallen recently (about the 3rd time in the last handful of years), and refuses to realize he can't do what he did 20 years ago. Luckily my older brother is also in town, and sometimes my younger brother. Hang in there.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Unfortunately, I am an only child. Be grateful for the help that you have. Thanks for visiting

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  13. Hi, just discovered your blog through Sandy's Place. Love the rose blanket pictured above. I am a knitter but have done some crochet - working on a child's blanket now. Crochet is not my first love, but it is growing on me. It makes up in some stunning items however. Nice to find you.

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    1. I am so glad that you found me. I hope you continue to read my blog. I will be visiting your blog also.

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  14. Me, out doing my blog walking and hoping you're doing well.
    Sandy's Space

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