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PaintedWishes

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Pics Of My New House!

10 April 2016 - 05:00 PM

Finally got a chance to upload pics of all the progress of my land and house. I took a bunch of pics and will add more as things get done. 

Digging out for the driveway and where the house will go. 

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My horse had to supervise the process....

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Driveway going in!

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Garden Time!

23 February 2016 - 06:35 PM

Well almost spring and gardening time. This unusually nice day we are having here has me excited to start seeds, garden and flower planters. For seeds starts in the green house i will probably be doing: zucchini, cucumber, watermelon, a few different squashes, several varieties of tomatoes, plus hanging baskets with various flowers. Once its time to plant the garden come May, I will be doing corn, lettuce, carrots, beets, radish, beans, peas, and sunflowers to start with. I may add some other stuff depending on how much space i have. I have several long hanging  planters made from old gutters, not sure what I'm going to put in them yet. Any ideas? What is everyone planning on planting this year? 

A Few Pics From My Beach Trip

21 February 2016 - 11:59 PM

I spent the weekend at the beach for my churches women's retreat. We stayed at a conference center in Cannon Beach, OR, on the northern Oregon coast. There was about 200 women that went total. Friday was super windy and rainy, but Saturday was gorgeous with sun, some clouds and no wind. Sunday was a mix of rain, sun and wind. Had a fabulous time, so not ready to the work week to begin. Got in about a 2 mile walk on Saturday down to haystack rock and back. Anyways, on to a few pics!

One of the buildings at the conference center, has great views of the beach and Ecola creek. 

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This is Ecola Creek as it heads towards the ocean. It runs along behind and around the conference center property.

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Daffodils are already blooming at the beach! 

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View from the deck. 

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Snowshoe To Mirror Lake With Pics!

08 February 2016 - 12:16 AM

We had an unusually warm and sunny day here today so had to get out an enjoy it. I went with three friends and we snowshoed up to Mirror Lake on the south side of Mt Hood. The snow was fairly packed down so not to bad for getting through the trail. It was sunny, clear and 50 deg and the trail head. We ended up doing about 4 miles total today. This is one of my favorite hikes to do in the summer which i have done quite a few times but this is the first time I have snowshoed in to the lake. Soo pretty, you couldn't see the lake under all the snow but still pretty. 

On our way up, you can see the rhodi bushes on the sides still have leaves. 

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Quilt My Grandma Made

26 January 2016 - 08:49 PM

After seeing OZ's fantastic quilts I wanted to share the quilt my grandma made me when I was little. She made it in 1988. All the ladies with parasols were made with left over fabric from clothes and hats she made me when I was little. She used a sewing machine the do the ladies and the squares, but the rest was hand quilted. She had this huge wooden loom that she would put the quilts on that took up the whole living room. I still have the frame stored in my barn. 

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A small quilt she had made me for my dolls when I was a little girl. Completely hand quilted on the little one.

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