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Behind My Picket Fence.....

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Confession is good for the soul

Much as I love to be right - and knowledgeable and on top of things.........I'm not ALWAYS right (usually tho. Ask my Mr.) But, truth be told, I know nothing about setting up and writing a blog. So that 1st post? It was practice. How was I supposed to know it would get published? I suppose because I clicked on the "publish post" button? sheesh. Who knew? Well, I am nothing if not persistent so I will charge ahead.

Some friends have asked why I don't start a blog (you know who you are!) and I always reply that I don't have anything to say. I'm afraid it will turn out the opposite, but we'll see, won't we? But that's the beauty of blogs. As I see it, you have 3 choices: a) you can read all my nonsense (this is your best choice but I'm not gonna tell you what to do), or b) you can read it but skip large portions of it (this is also not a bad choice), and lastly, c) you don't have to read it at all. (Now that's just silly). Now my conscience is clear and I can write whatever my little heart desires.

This is the "bird garden" I put in 2 years ago and it's beginning to come into it's own.


Sorry about the reflection but I took it from inside the house because that was the only way to get the whole garden in one picture.

I filled this garden with plants and shrubs that birds love. On the far left there is a group of Gold Mound Spirea which are now blooming and the rest of the time they just have the beautiful chartruse green leaves which makes a great
contrast.












Just to give equal time to wood, here is a picture of "something":


When I show my works of art to my Mr., he always says, "it's something all right". That's a safe answer because I know he's actually paying attention (you know what I'm sayin???) plus it's general enough not to cause any offense. (Like I'm really paying attention to what he thinks? Not.) Anyway, it's supposed to resemble a salt box house and I only built it because.....oh wait, I'm not sure why I built it. It just needed to be done. But there you have it. Actually, I have it and at present it sits by my front door. Or not.

Now, just a quick teaser concerning fiber arts and I will NEVER talk about mending blue jeans - which my Mr. thinks is in my job description. What a HOOT!



I have a VERY GOOD FRIEND who is an author. (That's a lie and I'm sorry about that). Actually, I wrote to her once when it was 30 below zero here. Toni lives in Louisiana and I generously offered to be her houseguest for the rest of the winter. Well, she did reply to my offer (negatively) and our relationship started to go downhill from that point on. Her name is Toni McGee Causey and she has hilarrious books (look for her in Target or Amazon or any of those bookie places.) The first book is called "Charmed & Dangerous". But she did send me a book and to thank her I made a mini-quilt where each block represents the theme of a book in her 3-book series. By the way, each block is only 4" square. Took more than an evening let me tell you. Always up for a challenge tho. BTW, Toni did not pay me for this free advertising. Maybe NOW she'll let me live with her in the winter. ???
I warned you about me having nothing to say so you have only yourself to blame if you read this all the way to the end. Rest assured that I'll probably write again when I have nothing to say.



























41 comments:

Karen said...

OH MY GOODNESS I'M SO PROUD OF YOU - YAHOO AND I'M THE FIRST TO COMMENT, DO I WIN A PRIZE :)

HUGS - MRS. FARMHOUSE

Carrie P. said...

Just came by to say welcome to blogland. Enjoy yourself.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Welcome to blogland! Love the name of your blog too. Looking forward to learning more about you in the future.

hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

I don't know about you not having anything to say..hmmm..love your saltbox..very cute..Karen sent me by the way..Louise

Kaaren said...

Welcome to blogland. Please stop by for a visit...the kettle's always on.

Darlene said...

Welcome to the Land of Blog - relax and enjoy! It'll be my pleasure to visit with you.

Chatty Kathy~Palmetto Prims said...

Welcome to blogland!! Come on in and sit a spell. Got a glass of sweet iced tea waitin'.

wendysquilting said...

welcome and nice to meet you! I grew up in Winnipeg so I can't use the up hill both ways to school either. I moved to Thunder Bay though when I was 12 so in High School I did have to walk both ways and alot more than a mile each way and there were hills!!
I love your mini blocks! Your bird garden looks lovely, I've just started my gardening hobby myself. I thought I'd better get at it just incase I need an extra hobby someday too :)

Loretta said...

Just to let you know that your blog is very hard to read because of the black lettering against the dark red background. Unfortunately I was only able to look at the pictures because of that. I loved the pics...wish I could read what you wrote, though.
Good luck with your blog.

Denise said...

Welcome to blogville, Faye! I really like your bird garden! Looks so peaceful. Come and pay me a visit when you have a chance.

XXDenise

Janet said...

Welcome to blogger world! Cute first posts so I hope you do more. I'll be back to check!

Pat said...

Faye, I am so glad that you joined us bloggers. You have a delightful wasy of saying nothing. I will be sure to stop back when you post.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Howdy ! Welcome to Blog Land! You're seriously gonna love it and I'm pretty sure we're gonna love you back! ooxx`jodi

Carrie ~ said...

Karen sent me your way, Ms. Faye is so good to see you jump in, the waters fine as they say and I will enjoy hearing all about the goings on behind your picket fence. Absolutely darling title!!! Now that is one cool saltbox house!!

Stina said...

Welcome to blogland... ahhh you will have soo much fun!!! Love your "something" ...you are very creative.. keep on with that!! :o)

Pat said...

Found your blog through your friend, Karen....you seem to have a fun way with words, so....I've signed on as a follower!!!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Love your saltbax house, and your garden! :)

I quite enjoyed reading your "nonsense". Congrat's on the new blog, can't wait to see what you write about next. ;)

Kelly Ann said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome...now you know you'll always have to be witty and entertaining, because all bloggers are witty and entertaining, just ask we'll tell ya....

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

A big HELLO from me! Karen sent me over and I"m so glad she did, you will do just fine at blogging...just keep on doing what you have done:)

Love the background and the name you chose BTW.
I've never heard of a bird garden so it was very interesting to me:)
I'm a follower so I'll be back to visit.
Have a great day!
Rondell

whitey said...

Love your garden, the little antique bath tub is darling have thought about buying one many times. Welcome to blog -land!

Thimbleanna said...

Heheheh...look at all these people Ms. Farmhouse has dumped on you. Welcome to Blogland -- love your background!!!

Nadine said...

Welcome to addicting BlogLand! It takes some discipline to just walk away...but hey, it's just fun to not be disciplined sometimes! So Enjoy! Love the Bird Garden....and if those "somethings" are missing one day, you might find them here in Oregon!

Mardell said...

I love your blog already! You have quite the knack for it & I've bookmarked you in my list of favorites. Love your bird garden too...AND the saltbox ~ you're very creative! :o)

"Happy" Monday!
Mardell in NY

redgeraniumcottage said...

Well, your hooked now!! So just get yourself a laptop if you dont already have one and put it on your lap. That's where it will be for months and months to come. Karen probably forgot to mention that one tiny effect it has on you now didn't she?? It's the addiction of all addictions. But a good one I must say. So welcome, your blog is great!!!! And if your a friend of Karen's you are a friend of ours!!
Hugs

JKW said...

Welcome to Blogland Faye. Your writing is amazing and so witty. Suggestion: Keep the entries and once collected, publish. Yes, your writing is that good. On your Mr. I had one of those, "it sure is something." Unfortunately, he is no longer in this realm. Blessings, Jan

Libby said...

I think you are going to have plenty of interesting things to say and I welcome it. So far everything is just charming *s* Welcome to Blogland!

Judy in Michigan said...

Such a pretty garden and such a pretty saltbox house. Welcome to blogland - Karen sent me too and I'm glad she did!

Alice I. said...

Well, Faye. You have your work cut out for you! You started out with a great post, and now we all want to see what you have for an encore...lol. Welcome to blogland. I truly enjoyed the pics and your wit and humor! Coming back for more!

Anonymous said...

Hello there, I came via Karen, love that girl by the way !!!

Nice to meet you, I will be back !!!

Kathy :)
jokaj@comast.net

Karen said...

Glad to know that you had nothing to say! I'll be waiting to see more when you have nothing more to add to it! LOL! Keep it coming!

Marie said...

You are doing a wonderful job. I love your flowers! I would really like to add you to my favorites list. Let me know.

Tootsie said...

I am so glad you started a blog!!! thanks for the visit to let me know! I love the garden photos...and you are a very silly writer...entertaining!!! great sense of humor...I love that little salt box house...thinking of "needing" to build one myself!
No worries about having nothing to say...blogging is not an obligation..it is a fun hobby...and before you know it..you will be making up blog posts in your head while you do the most mundane things!!!
welcome to my blog list new friend!
I do hope you will share your flowers on Friday on my Fertilzer Friday meme!!!

Marie said...

I now have you added to my Favorite Sites to Visit.

suz said...

Ms Farmhouse sent me along too. I'm currently a lurker (working on changing that soon)so it's good to see someone who has lept into the blogging fray. Love your garden and your saltbox house!

Luigina said...

Benvenuta nel mondo blogger!
Hugs from Italy!
I don't speak english..sorry
Luigina

Julie said...

Welcome-- I came to visit after reading Karen's post. What fun it will be to get to know you. Have a nice day. Julie

Anne said...

Hi Faye...Hey you could call yourself a "Seinfeld" blog. A blog about Nothing! Now you and Karen are going to be fighting over who gets to blog about your outings first. That's a good thing for the rest of us. Welcome!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hello and welcome to the land of blog! I enjoyed my visit.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Welcome! You are a hoot... Karen is right :o) Looking forward to all your woolie projects! A 'sister' of the wool!

lilsista said...

Hey there! :0) Just thought I'd let you know my sister (Tootsie from Tootsie Time) and I were having a great time reading your blog today...love your sense of humor and your craftiness! Be back soon to read more for sure! Take care!

Quilt Hollow said...

Like most others...popped in to welcome you to blogland! I like Karen and will enjoy you too!