Wednesday, July 29, 2015


     I couldn't resist posting this picture of a good friend of mine standing in a beautiful field of green.  If you're a born and bred Iowan there is almost nothing prettier than a field of corn.  It's absolutely amazing how fast it grows and how tall it gets.  My friend is about 5 foot 3 inches tall, which gives you some idea of how tall the corn is.  Won't be long before heavy ears of corn are hanging and ready to be picked.

Monday, July 27, 2015


         Just couldn't resist playing with the Tim Holtz "Bird Crazy" stamp set.  I'll have a lot more fun once my accessory stamps and dies arrive.  There are several more crazy birds to stamp too.  Endless fun ahead.  Can't wait.  The rain drops are colored with Wink of Stella to give them a shimmer and the birds are colored with Distress Markers.  


     One of the best parts of Summer is eating BTL's made with homegrown tomatoes.  I couldn't resist taking a picture of these beautiful "Early Girl" and "Cherry" tomatoes that Irv harvested from his garden Sunday.  We had delicious sandwiches for dinner.  Looking forward to many more and hopefully Irv will have enough to give to the neighbors.  

Thursday, July 2, 2015


      Yesterday my good friend Gretchen visited with her 7 week old baby girl.  I hadn't seen them since the birth, so it was really nice to spend the afternoon catching up and holding the baby.  She is such a precious little one.  Pictured below is Mom and  baby.