Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lately

Hi friends! I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind, sweet words of congratulations. Thank you my friends for taking a moment to leave me a few words of encouragement on my last post.

Take a look at my sweet girl. She is waiting for mama to pick her a few green beans. We love our green beans!
Our first acorn squash.
And do you know what I found under it? Ack! A large toad. I think the tiny toads are cute. The big ones, well, not so much!

This is the first year I have grown eggplant. I have none yet, but look at this blossom. Isn't the pale lavender just pretty?
This chocolate pansy popped up in the wrong spot. I sprinkled some seeds in the chocolate garden of course. ;) It popped up along the base of the garage. Oh well.
I sent a few grape irises to our friend Angela as a thank you for the pretty pink fabrics she sent me. :)

Our friend Annette sent me MORE pink fabrics! Thank you so very much Annette!
I worked this week on a gift for another friend. Will show you soon once she receives it. I am currently stitching on My Mom's Garden by Shepherd's Bush. I received this pattern from our friend Sally, and agreed to pass it on when done. Watch for it soon.

I was doing some sewing, with little Henry on my lap of course. When I popped up, I left him there in the sun. He dozed off.♥
Have a super weekend my friends!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
Aww, my little golden boy.

28 comments:

CraftyGurl said...

the garden looks great. Good luck with growing eggplant I had more blossoms than I did actual fruit this year LOL

Give those sweet pups a gentle hug, they are cute!!

CJ said...

Lovely pansy. The eggplant blossom is beautiful. Did you take a picture of the toad?
CJ

Robin said...

Your pansy picture made me smile! Very lovely color! You received some lovely pink fabrics. Enjoy your weekend, Vickie!

Robin in Virginia

Ele said...

lovely photos, thank you for sharing
Enjoy the weekend

Honeybee said...

Sweet poodle babies! :O)

Varla Lee said...

Hi sweet Vickie. Your little furries are always beautiful! Glad to be here again. I'll go to see the other posts. Hugs.

Trace4J said...

Oh sweetie pies and beautiful flowers.
Perfect way to start a weekend.
Woolie Hugs

Ma, Herself said...

Your garden is abundant, Vickie, and so are your many blessings...
Hugs
Ma

Vicki said...

Your garden is awesome - both the veggie garden and your flowers!

Maggee said...

Look at that really sweet face!! So adorable!!!! We have taken out what is left of our garden already... too hot, all dead! I saw your name and smiled, thinking about the Quaker Ball again... so so pretty!

Lumiruusu said...

Your poodles are so cute -would love to cuddle them. The Shephar Bush pattrns are very sweet love those colours :) Thank You for being my blogging friend :)

Annette-California said...

Your garden is doing great, blooms are pretty! Glad you like the fabrics. Henry looks so sweet! love Annette

Margaret said...

Your garden is wonderful! Love eggplant -- hope your growth is successful. Henry is so so adorable! As is Mabel, of course. Such cuties!

rosey175 said...

I love your veggies and apparently so does the toad! He is protecting them from invading bugs. :) I must admit that I am not an eggplant fan though. Perhaps I have never had it cooked properly but I've always found it too squishy to eat.

Angela Tucker said...

You are so kind and thoughtful...I have already planted my irises in a pot safe from the gophers and dog. I too would like a picture of the toad. LOL

moreofhim said...

I love seeing the bounty from your garden! I am so hoping that next year I can garden again. Love your fur babies. Our poodles love the veggies, too, and stand under me hoping for a tidbit or two. :)

Blessings - Julie

Michelle said...

Love your abundant garden xx thanks for sharing sweet friend xx

gominam said...

Adorable pups, so cute! Your garden must be so well tended with all those veggies and lovely flowers! Well done:)

KimM said...

I love your garden - the toad....well, please keep him on your side of the river - HA! I so love seeing pictures of your puppies. They always make me smile. Lovely for Annette to send more pink material to you!
Hugs
xxx

Carol said...

Glad to see your garden is doing so well, Vickie. Ours was a disaster this year between the extreme wetness in the beginning of the summer and the drought of the past month. Throw in Tim's broken neck and we just had virtually no vegetables other than a few peas and beans.

Enjoy your weekend!

jocondine said...

Lovely garden pics, great "la vie en rose" fabric stash. AmitiƩs xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely to see you enjoying your garden your veg looks lovely and so does your little pups.

Lesley said...

What a pretty pansy and I hope that lovely egg plant blossom bares fruit.Henry looks very relaxed in the sunshine:)

Meari said...

It's so exciting seeing the produce sprout from a garden, isn't it? I haven't had a garden in two years and miss having one. Nothing like fresh produce you've grown yourself.

Your furbabies are so adorable :)

Julie said...

Your garden is full of lovely things ...not the toad though!

Christina said...

Nice job on your squash. Our eggplant and green beans are done. They sure were good while we had them.

Brigitte said...

Such great pictures from your garden. Enjoy it.

Krista said...

Your garden and flowers look so beautiful, Vickie! The fur babies are the cutest! xx