Friday, May 11, 2018

Bugs, Kids, and Flowers

 I bought some bugs because they are so cute, but now I am not sure what to do with them.  If I put them in the garden (my original intention) they'll get buried in dirt.  Any ideas?
I'm trying to finish the other sock to go with this scrappy one. 
 Look!  All the grandsons!  Aw! 

Millie was a goose in The Aristocats.
 Missy was Duchess.
 Birdie was a genie in Aladin.  
 James had a birthday!  Four!  Yikes!

 I put on gardening clothes and planted four seed packets (sweet peas, bachelor buttons, and nasturtiums).  I have MUCH more to do in the garden.  Now. 

 Plum lost a tooth!  How is she old enough to lose teeth?  

 My Norwegian mittens come up high.  I'm learning.  It takes me a while.  I have to take an emotional rest after each row.  😊
 Timothy is a shiver bug.  He roasts himself in front of my little heater. 
 Now both Kelli and Jenny have trailers, so both families are on the road right now.  Winnie (Kelli's golden retriever) is happy as can be.  Isn't the lake pretty?
I have been reading and writing.  Knitting, ironing, and making soup.  We have a busy weekend ahead and in a week three granddaughters are coming to stay for five days.  It will be one long lazy slumber party/tea party/ice cream fest/long sleeps (Granny hopes).
I think I said this last year, but so far I don't have a lot of summer vision.  I like swimming and looking for flower blooms. I do not like to sweat and I don't sleep well when I'm too warm.  Whine. Whine. Whine.  I'll think of something to relish about the sunshine season. 
What have you been up to?


Granny Marigold said...

I love all the pictures of your adorable grands!!

About your cute little bugs, do you have a fence that you could hot glue them onto? Or maybe onto big flower pots? They surely would get lost just on the ground. Take care ( and turn on the A/C or a big fan if it gets too warm).

ellen b. said...

I'm with you dear Pom Pom...I do not like to sweat. Doctor says if I lost some weight I'd sweat less. Duh! Waiting to see what pieces need to fall together to motivate me to get on a downward trend in my weight. Look at those grandsons! You are blessed. A very happy Mother's Day weekend to you!

Kim said...

I am quite certain you will come up with some brilliantly fun things to do to while away those Summer days. Have a beautiful Mother's Day, sweet lady!

Debi said...

I had some of those little bugs a few years ago... you can put them in potted plants. I like the idea of hot gluing them to flower pots too... I bet that would be cute. I like your scrappy socks... what a good way to use up those little leftover bits of yarn!

Nana Go-Go said...

Such beautiful children. I'm suffering from second-sock syndrome too. Love your mitts. I've got lots to do in the garden too, just not enough time or inclination at the moment. Great to see what you've been up to dear friend. xxx

Nana Go-Go said...

Forgot to say, what about a Bug Tree?

Elizabethd said...

I think it would be lovely to have your bugs peeping out of pot plants!
Very complicated socks but so pretty.

Ann said...

You have such a fun life...
You can give the bugs to your grandchildren,
I'm sure they'll think of a way to use them
or rather to play with them.
You have adorable grand kids.


Nancy McCarroll said...

Could your bugs live in potted plants? Your grands are getting BIG!!! :o)

Susie said...

Oh I love Plum's darn sweet. The little ones are growing. You could glue the bugs to sticks to poke into containers of flowers. I think half of my sleeping woes is getting too warm . I just hate to sweat. LOL. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

Kit said...

Look at all those wonderful faces! You are truly blessed. :) I also do not like to be hot, but my husband hates to be cold. We are like Jack Spratt and his wife....LOL Have a lovely weekend! :) Kit

Jeanie said...

Your kids look so happy and I love your lilacs. Soon here!

Using E6000 or some strong, weather-resistant (heat resistant) glue -- a glue gun's glue will melt if it gets too much sun) glue your bugs to dowels or long skewers (painted or not) and plot them in plants or as garden markers. They'd be adorable!

happyone said...

Love those colorful bugs. Haven any inside plants? Put the bugs on them. : )
Wow, James is going to be 4 already!!
The lilacs are beautiful.
I'm impressed with your knitting of Norwegian mittens. Wow.
We hardly think about anything else except the new house!!! : )

Gumbo Lily said...

Fun bugs! You could glue magnets to the backs and put them on your fridge. Or put them in your house plants. Or in the beds or sleeping bags of kids who stay with you!!

Such beautiful blooms. Your grandkids are blooming too. How do they grow up SO fast?

Happy spring with lots of hugs!

Farm Girl said...

You are so cute. I don't like to sweat either. Its the state of my life though. I love those pictures of the grands. So cute. Your summer sounds wonderful though, just unplanned. I like unplanned summers.
Your knitting is amazing.
Have a lovely day my friend.

Nana Go-Go said...

I left two comments the other day but they must have got lost again! What about making a bug tree from some twigs? Have a good week, Pom.xx

GretchenJoanna said...

I love the grandson lineup! What treasures...

Happy Mother's Day, Dear Mother and Grandmother to many!

Wood Fairy said...

you could superglu your bugs to wooden clothes pegs and then use them for decorating the washing line! or you could glue them to a plastic washbag to hang in the bathroom or a guest room maybe? Mittens look complicated, impressed.

Lisa Richards said...

Happy fourth, James!
So much going on at your place!
I got out and took a walk and planted some flowers, also did some laundry, and some art. It felt like summer, but not too hot. Yippee!
It made me feel good to know you need a rest after every row of knitting on your gloves. I thought all of you knitters could do that intricate stuff without a thought. There's hope for me yet!
Enjoy those grands for the big, long sleepover! :)

Marcie said...

It looks like summer already there
We ear easing in!

ann said...

Karen, It has been a while since I dropped in. The kids are growing up so much. The youngest little boys are so big and so cute. What treasures. You are well blessed.

M.K. said...

Pom, I feel the same way about the summer. It ends up being a very busy time of year (not sure why, since hardly any of us are in school now), and the heat just wears me OUT -- low energy, low productivity. I prefer the cooler months, and it's no wonder you're knitting those amazing mittens! They do look beautiful and complicated. Your grands look like they're having fun in their productions!

Julia said...

I love those painted faces and Plum's facial expression from losing her tooth. My grandson James lost a tooth last week. He was so proud of it.

I felt the same way as you when I was knitting my mittens. Nothing fancy like yours but I always forgot where I left off. Then it takes me a while to get going again.

I hope your summers aren't too hot and humid. I mind the humidity more than the heat.
Have a great weekend. Hugs, Julia

Lowcarb team member said...

Just love the colourful bugs.
Nice seeing all the photographs you've shared.

All the best Jan