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Fried Pies and DayLillies .. Bloom-N-Pie Day


Unlike someone I will not call names. I went on the proper day!


If any of you head out to Homestead Hollow twice a year this is Delois Dunn who is the Fried Pie Lady!


Her yard at her home. HEAVEN IN ALABAMA.


Nice ladies who helped us with taking our money for purchases. They were so sweet.


Denny Crane, Alan Shore, Boston Legal, I think of them every time I see a flamingo.


So very gorgeous.


My stash! Well part of it.


She loves her plants and that is her therapy like it is mine. I am my happiest when I am dirty out in the yard.


So very pretty and peaceful.


I wear Chanel Number 5.. She wears Buck Lure.


Sissy was there with us.


That pink..OH MY.



I need a truck load of this .


I love Hosta’s . However we are full sun at our home.


This was so cute.


I think 20 minutes was long enough. I was sweating waiting. It was 97 today.


Look at all these gorgeous Day Lillies. Every name you could think of.


Mrs. Delois in pink. She was very nice helped me out a lot and answered a lot of questions I had.



Three of these came home with me to go in the front yard.


I hate my pictures.  I rarely show them. At 63 things are slipping and sliding and you can bet if I am not slipped and slid out of here first of the year..  BIG CHANGE..  As soon as I can get to someone who can fix me up. However I do love my hair color.. It is natural and WILD. Just like me!!!

What in Tarnation

I feel the same way Jed.


I could have stayed here all day in this spot.


See not just teenagers. My BFF Deara.




Great Balls Of Fire.  You are right now in my front yard. It will triple in size. I am about running out of space to plant in my flower beds. I’ll just move something around. You should see the sunflowers they are above the garage windows. Why am I lying.. I am already thinking about having Steve put a white picket fence around the front yard, make me a rock bed so I can continue my tradition of my therapy. FLOWERS.  I get that from Granny and my Mother. If I have to inherit one thing from her flowers is a good thing.


I did not buy this one. Ms Delois broke off the bloom so I could see it better and these will not be ready until next year. I will be there day one the correct day!!!


Yep I am bad about holding the phone no telling what I am snapping.


I am glad this is not my yard. I’d stay outside all the time. Pitch a tent and live in it. Just come in long enough to take bath and visit with Precious. I don’t think that would go over too much do you think?



So very pretty.


Her new bed. It was gorgeous. I forgot to ask who brought in those rocks.



I did not even capture one tenth of the beauty.


So very pretty


Look at these colors.


I forgot to ask what this was. I may be going back next Saturday. I am calling her this week . I saw one named Gary and I want to know if she is going to have some next week she was getting low on plants and I think I heard her say next Saturday and Sunday they will have different varieties. I need to go see if I can find Gary. I am calling her tomorrow.


Out in the sun I just point and shoot on my Iphone. I think I did pretty well today not being able to see what I was taking picture of.


My hair matches the plants. Three of these are in the yard. Where I want to put them it is hard as concrete. I have contacted my neighbor to see if he will bring his auger over to dig . IF not STEVEEEEEEEEEEEE!


I love this old lady so much. My nightly prayer is to never take her or Precious. She is my BFF always ready to ride shotgun and we can get in so much trouble. I DO LOVE HER SO MUCH. She’ll do just about anything if it is legal.


Hidee Doo


Ok this is serious. I do not know the latin name but we call this Twelve Apostle. I need one. The septic tank man dug up mine at Deara’s.  I did not know it and I need one.. Anyone have one to share? I have some beautiful yellow irises I’ll let you have.


So pretty. I am waiting on Classic Gardens in Bham to call me about Bird of Paradise I have on order and I am going to take Precious truck to pick up some straw.


Like I said I would have a teepee out in the yard living.


The prettiest flower of all! I think that was the Deara Variety. My favorite.



See that green plant with the purple ball. I have it now in my yard. Well one.. Deara got it for me. It is called Lilly of the Valley. She said it was my Pop’s favorite song. He was her father.


Oh I can only dream.


Now I have a table saw.My very own.  Steve has not let me use the saws yet. I have mixed mortar , concrete, carried bricks and all that kind of work but I have not graduated to the table saw. I may be making some of these.


Fig. But it is not as pretty as my neighbors Lisa’s and I believe to be safe to say hers is about 12 foot tall.


The cutest bathroom. I need one of these outside, but it needs to include an outdoor shower. I am so nasty when I cut the grass , dig in the flowers I have to use an old wash cloth so I can throw it away after I get out of the shower.  I am pitiful I am so dirty but so happy .


SHE “ET” TWO  in about two minutes. In the South sometimes we say ET instead of “she ate two.” SHE ET TWO. We had another phrase we used but I’ll hold off on that..


Yes I was snapping the bathroom got my picture. Dont like that one either!


This was so nice and clean.


Do you even have to ask what came home with me???


Not just teenagers, but you know she can ride shotgun and text all she wants. I am just glad to have someone to go with me. I get tired of going by myself everywhere.



Oh do not worry Ms. Delois. You may very well see me next week looking for Gary! The last time I blogged about going and it was 2006.   I have been gone too long. It will not be that long again. Now please help me find the Twelve Apostle!






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I can not even see a flamingo that I do not think of Denny Crane and Alan Shore on Boston Legal.   They loved dressing up like flamingo’s.

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I found this great site off Inbox Jaunt.  I think you all will enjoy it.  My kinds of quilting.. Since I am crazy and I love scrappy I’ll be right at home here.

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Zig Zag Binding For The Times You Do Not Want To Be Held Hostage To A Hot Quilt!

I found this very interesting from Bonjour Quilts. ZIGZAG BINDING!  Now this is going to save me from those hot Alabama days of sitting under a quilt trying to hand bind when I can get a binding finished up in probably thirty minutes to an hour!

Thank you BONJOUR!!!  This will be perfect for my doll quilts.

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Free Pattern From Bonjour Quilts


This is one of my favorite quilt artist, Kirsty and I love her patterns. She does give you a lot of free patterns with awesome tutorials. Who does not like FREE??  In our economy today I call it a blessing. She has some pretty reasonable patterns for sale also.

Today Kirsty is giving away a kite pattern.

I want to tell you a kite story. Growing up in a small country Alabama town there was not much for us to do but ride our bikes, go to the library at the school and either the YMCA if your parents could afford a membership or go to the city pool which we did if your parents could not afford a membership and fly kites.

My brother David who is no longer with us and my cousins would go to the local 5 & 10 cent store and get several balls of yarn and David made his own kites. He also would take the balls of kite string as we called it and rolled it up on a stick. He would tie a knot that would not come loose to join the balls of yarn. That may be a reason he did so well in the Coast Guard later in life with the knowledge of the knots! I like to think of that anyway.

He would run back and forth in our back alley when the wind was going pretty good until he got the kite out of sight. All of us kids would be standing out there with our hands shadowing the sun from our eyes seeing the kite disappear. Then he cut the string and off went the kite in space. I have often wondered if a plane was flying somewhere in the sky and passed a kite. I could only imagine the look on the pilots face. Later on in years when I got older I wondered why he did not write his name on the wooden sticks and address. It would have been nice to have gotten a letter in the mail (we did not have Internet or Iphones back then) saying”Dear David, we found your kite” and it be from some far away place.  David left us in 1990. I sometimes wonder when he walked through the Pearly Gates there on the trees was some of his kites! You know kids and their imagination and at sixty three my imagination still runs as wild as it can!

Don’t you dare leave Bonjour Quilts without checking out their blog. Not only are there some great tutorials there are lots of free patterns and reasonable priced patterns for purchase.  ENJOY!!!!

I am going to make one of the kite quilts out of scraps. I think that will be just awesome. Maybe in reds. Stay tuned.




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