The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Where does time go?

Hi there cloud friends! Time is just flying by.  It looks like I have been neglecting my blog so here is a quick catch up.  Last Wed. I had my one year checkup for my good old replaced knee.  The Dr. was very satisfied with my progress.  The best news for me was that my right knee looks good!!!  I really feel for people that have to have them both replaced.  I thought it was a big nasty ordeal. Of course, it didn't help that all the pain meds made me sick.  Well, on to happier thoughts.  I have continued to work on  the Mary Jane Smith Sampler.  That's one reason I haven't blogged as much.  There just isn't enough to show very often when you are doing a big sampler.  I have to make a trip to Alabama again.  So I am keeping all the flowers on the border to stitch on the plane.  This will not be a fun trip.  My step-mom has been moved to  the skilled nursing(in the old days , the nursing home )part of her complex.  We have to go down and clear out her apartment.  She is very angry about the whole thing.  The only good part is we will be spending the time with my sister and BIL who live in Florida.
 I am adding some pretty garden photos.  I am really enjoying watching spring come to so many of your gardens!!

 I am not loving  Miss Mary.  However, I saw it finished in a shop and thought it was great so I am continuing to work on her.

 I forgot to show you this wonderful egg my DD, the artist of Woolpets, made for me this Easter. Isn't it wonderful?

 The Wisteria is blooming.

 The first Rosa Metabulis.

 The Golden Rain Drops crab apple has been beautiful this year.  I was weeding under this tree and thought there was a bee hive in the tree as I heard so much buzzing.   No hive just hundreds of bees! I moved away very carefully.



 The peony is now in full bloom.


Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope your spring is as pretty as these lilacs!

22 comments:

  1. Yikes beeees! Miss Mary looks lovely - i'm excited to see it done. Sorry about your trip but itwill be good to see family!

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  2. Your flower photos are beautiful!
    I'm sorry to hear that you have a difficult trip and task ahead of you. Miss Mary is looking very pretty. Worth finishing!

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  3. We lost our Crab Apple - the hard winter 2 years ago split the bark and thought it lived through the autumn of 2014, but it is dead as can be now. Bummer. Sorry to hear about your step-mom - never easy helping with a transition like that. At least you can see grandkids, right?

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  4. Your garden is ahead of ours, looking very pretty. Love your stitching.

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  5. I hope you have some time to relax on your trip.
    That Bunny is soooo cute!
    Love all of the flowers and crab tree.
    The Wisteria is gorgeous.
    Marilyn

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  6. Wonderful progress on Miss Mary, and the egg that your DD made for you is adorable! Even though this is not a fun trip, I hope you have a safe trip, and are able to enjoy some visits with family.

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  7. ohhhh this is delightful, makes my heart sing

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  8. ohhhh this is delightful, makes my heart sing

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  9. Barb I think your sampler is going to be beautiful...it's always in the middle that I wonder why in the world I started something but when it's finished I'm glad I did. :) The flowers are beautiful - spring makes me smile. I'm sorry about your mother-in-law. That's a difficult time at best. blessings, marlene

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  10. Good progress on Miss Mary Jane! What gorgeous flower photos you shared! I am sorry to hear about your MIL; I do hope you have a safe trip.

    Robin in Virginia

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  11. I bet those bees were so drunk on pollen that they didn't even realize you were there! I could imagine the sound tho, lovely flowers and trees! We are slowly waking up here, little green things starting to poke out of the ground. Incredibly its been rather hot here, but dry. We need rain as much as I hate to say, but it will help things along. The wind is the bane of my existence. It never stops! This year has been incredibly windy so far. Love your stitching! Sorry to hear of the upcoming difficulty with your MIL. Never easy.

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  12. Great news about your knee, Barb! At least you can offset the difficulties with your stepmom. Transitions aren't always easy, and those concerned with aging and deteriorating health are the worst. Good luck and enjoy your time with your sister!
    Love seeing the blooms in your garden, especially the wisteria which I haven't attempted to grow - yet. :D

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  13. Beautiful flowers and great news regarding your knee. Mary Jane Smith is looking beautiful. How nice for you to get to visit your sister! Hope you can relax and enjoy. You deserve to! love Annette

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  14. Good to hear that your health is good. Great stitching and the ornament is just wonderful. Beautiful flowers, they always cheer me up to see them on peoples blogs.

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  15. Hope your trip goes well Barb .. Love your daughters wool egg..so pretty ! All your flower photos are beautiful!

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  16. Oh the plants look lovely. Of course my eye is drawn to the rose! I hope the stitching love picks up soon for your sampler. It's pretty. I have those moments of doubts about my samplers in progress too.

    Glad to hear your knee is doing well. Good luck with your trip!

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  17. Good news about your knee. Your sampler is looking lovely too, I find that regular progress pictures help me feel I am making more progress than just looking at the stitching every day!
    My Nana didn't want to move into residential care either, they never do, but it was the best thing for her. She was so well looked after. It was such a weight off our minds too. No more falls or fits and she was clean and well fed too!

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  18. What a pretty egg, your daughter is so creative! Hope you have a safe trip to Alabama, so sorry it is under stressful circumstances.

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  19. Oh, Barb, I'll be thinking of you on your trip to Alabama... I have been through it with my dad and know how difficult and emotionally upsetting it is for the family members. I hope it goes as smoothly as possible.

    Great news that your new knee has worked out so well--I can't believe it's been a year either. Seems like just yesterday. My BIL just had his replaced 8 weeks ago and he's doing "okay," but has a long way to go. Glad you don't have to repeat the operation on the other knee!!

    Lovely stitching and that creation from your daughter is just so special--I just love her work!

    Take care now and safe travels...

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  20. That's great that your knee is getting the stamp of approval! And no more surgery! But sorry to hear that your step-mom has to move out of her home. That is always so hard to do. If it is in the same complex, that is good... so maybe she won't be without her friends. Gardens are perking up most everywhere. Finally! Winter just would not let go!! Seeing your pretty Peony reminds me to go look at my neighbor's one... should be blooming by now! Hugs!

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  21. Great to read the good news about your knee which is functioning again as it should do. And so good that the other knee doesn't need replacement. This must be a real relief for you.
    But not so good the reason why you have to travel down to Alabama. I hope your step.mom will soon feel a lot better at her new place.

    The little egg your daughter made is so sweet. She is such an artist with felt. And your garden is just burtsing with flowers and colours. It must be so great to take a walk through it and smell and see all this beauty.

    Sorry that you don't love stitching on Mary. It seems to be such a wonderful design. Maybe when you progress and get to a different part of the sampler you will love it again.

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  22. che bello il ricamo e meraviglioso il coniglio!

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