Friday, November 27, 2015

Making Himself At Home

I ordered new bird feeders.
It took the birds a little while to find them.
They learned quickly they could hop inside and feast away -- even in the rain.

It wasn't only the birds who found the feeders.
We now have a new species of furry birds ---


He has made himself right at home.
Chowing down.
Leave some for the birds, please!


Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Thank you to the hosts of:

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(Edited to add: Several of you have asked about the bird feeders.
They are from Gardeners Supply Company, the moon drop feeders.)

Monday, November 23, 2015

This and That

Water Lily

The Good---
I don't think I'll ever tire of looking at my water garden.

Cran Apple

The Random ---
Thanksgiving dessert?!!

Welcome to Zoo Lights

The Fun ....
Zoo Lights! 

I'm joining The Good The Random and The Fun! 
and No Place Like Home.

On this Monday before Thanksgiving,
I'm wishing YOU well and much joy
during this holiday season.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom: Living is Not Enough

Water Lily

“Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

- Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Little by Little

Monday, November 9, 2015

Nothing Like Being Done!

My Spice of Life Afghan is all done.
There are over 6000 members in the Face Book group.
Some are just starting their afghan.
Everyone in the group has been so supporting of the new crocheters.
Even us "old-timers" learned a few new helpful hints.

Spice of Life Afghan

I had a great time using my stash yarn.
(Still have plenty of stash left.)
I tried to follow the suggested Stylecraft yarn colors.
When I ran out of one color I changed to another.
(Dusty rose went from rose, to light purple, to pink.)
The edging is supposed to be green, but I didn't have any left.
I had plenty of light pink (not my favorite color) left
and so the edge is pink.
Not bad! 

Cassie and Mina

The girls, Cassie and Mina, have given their seal of approval to this afghan.
Good thing.
Our first cool weather has arrived and the afghan and the kitties
will feel good on my toes! 
An afghan -- makes home even more comfy.

Cherry Heart


I think I'm finished with my cowls.
I have all the upcoming birthdays and the holidays covered.
I hope! 
This is the latest color way that I used.
This is a Red Heart pattern called Papillon.

Papillon Cowl

This one is a little smaller in width than the others I made.
I was determined to use up the yarn and not add to the stash!
This cowl is mine. 


I made a dash to Trader Joe's over the weekend.
When I get home I always wonder why I don't shop there more often.
Great produce and today they had Teddy's (the oldest kitty) tuna.
They don't always have it in stock.
Much easier to give him his heart meds when there is tuna in the house! 

The other thing they had was 
Lemon, Ginger, Echinacea juice.
Oh, my.
Warmed on these cooler days -- divine!
Almost better than hot chocolate! 

Lemon Ginger Juice

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

I'm joining Sandi for No Place Like Home.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Busy Around Here

It's been busy around here.

If you've followed Twisty Lane for any length of time,
you know I mention Musashi's Garden often.

It is my postage stamp backyard and the garden named after
one of our beloved kitties.


Musashi's Journal

I've always wanted a water feature and this year I took the plunge.

Everything in Musashi's Garden was removed and we started from the beginning.

Pond collage

All new plants to learn about.

Pond finished

And 6 new friends to care for ... goldfish!
Meanwhile, the birds are unhappy.
With all the demolition and building going on,
they haven't had their regular handout.
Now that it's all done ... the rains have come.
Good timing!
One more thing ...
when the lights come on in the garden --
it is a place of pure magic.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

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