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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Busy June

I can't really tell you where the month of June has gone. I have been busy golfing and crafting.  Trying to get some things done for the Bazaar in November but the garage is heating up so don't know how much longer I can stand it out there.  I do have a couple of fans and they really help.
This is one of my new signs for the Bazaar.  I can't wait to put one in my front yard this December.
I have my firecrackers setting in front of the house on a bench.  We are ready for the 4th of July!
I also made some more alphabet boards.  The first ones were green.  I like the red also.  
I have to run my tee time is 7:45.  
I have more to show you so I will continue this blog later.  
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 13, 2011

We have new neighbors!!!

The Mourning Dove is a member of the dove family . The bird is also called the Western Turtle Dove or the American Mourning Dove or Rain Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove. It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. It is also the leading game bird, with up to 70 million birds shot annually in the U.S., both for sport and for meat. Its ability to sustain its population under such pressure stems from its prolific breeding: in warm areas, one pair may raise up to six broods a year. Its plaintive woo-OO-oo-oo-oo call gives the bird its name. The wings can make an unusual whistling sound upon take-off and landing, and the bird is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 88 km/h (55 mph).
Mourning Doves are light grey and brown and generally muted in color. Males and females are similar in appearance. The species is generally monogamous, with two squabs (young) per brood. Both parents incubate and care for the young. Mourning Doves eat almost exclusively seeds, but the young are fed crop milk by their parents.  Below is a picture of the two little squabs that were born Saturday or Sunday.  I will take more pictures as they get older. 
Do you have a nest you would like to share????  
 Thanks for stopping by to see our new little neighbors!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Back to the crafting

Here are some of the "Star Fling" pattern table toppers that I have started. 
Now I just have to put borders on them all and get them quilted. 
This one with the 16 stars is for my dining room table. 
I am hoping to get this completed before the 
4th of July!

This week I also competed these alphabet and number signs. 
I am trying to get some things done now for the Christmas bazaar in November.
Thanks for stopping by.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May was a sad month

We traveled to Iowa twice this month within a week and a half for two funerals.  The first was for a"Celebration of Life" held on May 13th for our Brother in Law, Chuck Malm in Breda, Iowa.  Then on the 22nd of May, Pat's Mother, Mary Jo Fitzgerald passed away in LeMars, IA. Following are pictures from the Tuesday night Irish wake and the funeral on Wednesday.
Pat's sister's Joan and Janet with brother in law John watching over them.

Cousin Ellen Fitzgerald and Aunt Rita McMahon
 Cousins Tom McMahon and our son, Dave Fitzgerald.
Cousin Steve Lawler and wife Jill.

Niece Shannon Fitzgerald from New York, Kevin Fitzgerald from McKinney, TX and Robb Utesch from Denver.
Pallbearers (L to R) Kevin Fitzgerald, Robb Utesch, Vince Fitzgerald, Dave Fitzgerald, Ian Fitzgerald, Brad Bringelson, Jordan Kohler, and Tony Hakes.
(L to R) Granddaughter Josie Fitzgerald, Great Granddaughters: Lily Fitzgerald, Ava Marez, Reese Fitzgerald, Abbie Fitzgerald, Rowan Cruz.
Beautiful spray of "100" pink roses.  So appropriate for a special Mother and Grandmother!