Thursday, May 4, 2017

a surprise in the porch..

My friend Mary.. sent me some wool! love it!! 
what a nice surprise Mary!! you are so thoughtful!! thank you!!

she sent me a picture a while ago on what shes been working on..
(probabley going to be embarrassed she hadn't trimmed it up but, we hookers understand!)
the baskets i made for here many years ago before
they left Rapid City, SD for Okinawa.. we then retired here to Mn.

love this Mary!!

I have been cleaning soap.. getting ready to wrap! 
the farmers market is coming fast! May 27th is the first day!

 we have some really nice lil places to visit not far from here.
when i was young this was a popular place for teenagers to hang out.
now i visit for a different reason, peaceful and beautiful!

we had a group of Pelicans stop by on our river the other day!
word traveled fast! but boy were they skiddish! hard to get a picture.
mom and i were sitting in her kitchen (she saw these coming through her window)
and she said run to the front! what are those flying over?
we are lucky enough to have the river front/back and sides of us!
i knew they were big and didn't see the front of them.. thought maybe swans but i knew swans
didn't have black on their wings.. drove me crazy til i heard that pelicans were visiting!

today, the first few steps of my walk i looked up and saw these in the tree across the river right behind my grandparents house.. where dad grew up!
* i sent a picture to my kids saying.. without binoculars i would say these are turkey vultures. i had been watching a group of them soaring over the river the last few days..
i love nature!

enjoy your day my blog friends!              jody


  1. Great wool from your friend and her hooked piece is wonderful!
    I had no idea pelicans came this far north. I thought they were smart enough to stay in Florida. The weather is miserable today.
    I just love your soaps.
    BTW...I used to weave baskets, too.
    Hugs :)

  2. congrats on the wool how wonderful.

  3. Wonderful rug, love the baskets too!
    Can't imagine those pelicans, wow!