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Rozy is an old-fashioned sort who likes to make friends and share some womanly wisdom and humor.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring Update

I'm solar powered. Spring has brought a few more sunny days and my spirit wakes up and I enjoy life more, and get much more done on sunny days than on dreary, overcast ones. Today I took some photos of the yard to show how Spring is progressing here in our little spot of Iowa.

The sweet smelling wild violets are blooming.

My planter box is cleared, the Naked Ladies are growing, along with the Sweet Williams at the left, pansies at the right, and one Echinacea.

The flowering pear is blooming (too bad it is so stinky!).

Tulips coming up in front of 510.

Hostas and tulips around the century old maple tree.

Last year we removed the competing maple tree, and this lilac is doing splendidly.

I'll have glorious lilacs for Mother's Day.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring is busting out all over . . .

Lilac shrubs

Little blue flowers underneath Lilacs

Like pieces of sky fallen to earth

My cat - Timothy

Who was a scruffy muffin kitty, but has grown into a . . .

handsome cat!

Noble's cat - Calico 

Who has a short attention span and trouble staying still! See why she's named Calico?

Also, Cali is diligent about her grooming!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


I opened the door early in the morning last week to put mail in the box and this was the scene that greeted me:

Getting up early is often rewarded with something beautiful, like a moonset.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We Really Do Celebrate Christmas at Our Home

Someday I'll have a nicer camera and learn to be a better photographer. Until then, my apologies.

The stockings are stuffed and ready for morning.

The presents are under the tree.

Mr.Movie got a new merino wool sweater from Lands' End to wear to church.

TopDad got a cashmere blend top coat--Isn't he distinguished!

Dandylion is excited about the gift from Mr. Movie.

They won't sit still long enough for me to get a good picture!

TopDad and JET

PFCMom and Noble

JET and Noble

Friday, December 9, 2016


Mr. Movie has joined a World War II re-enactment group. He loves costumes! And guns, and pretending.  

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Whole Shebang

Now that the wedding is a month past, I thought I'd share the whole quilt I made for Lt. Lehi and his lovely bride, who still needs a nickname.

This was a totally frugal quilt, made from what I already had in my stash. When I got to the solid blue border I discovered I didn't have enough so I made four corner blocks and put it all together. The quilting is machine done, by a wonderful local artist. The pattern is a fleur de lis in honor of our Eagle Scout.