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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Hello my blogging friends. I'm taking a break from Blogger so that I can get ready to go to my rug hooking retreat weekend.  I hope to have some photos to share with you when I get back  and I'm  looking forward to meet other rug hookers.
My little calf is doing great and she drank two full bottles of milk. She got right up as soon as she saw me coming at supper time and her little bottom was still clean when I saw her last.  It's amazing how fast she got better. But she looks so alone there in her little pen all by herself in the nursery.  Little baby calves brings me so much joy  and so does this little guy.

Here is my little prince sleeping. He's growing so fast.

I love this froggie snuggle thingie. Do you suppose that he'll get embarrassed when his girl friends sees him in this outfit?

Daddy reading Pride and Prejudice and the Zombies again.

I hope that you all have a safe weekend and that I'll be back after a short pause. JB


  1. Oh he is so pretty, what a sweetie. Have fun!! Yes, I would love to have you come and visit and hook on my porch someday. That would be such fun.
    Have a very good time I will be thinking of you.

  2. Have fun. James is so cute. Love the froggie snuggle thing. Great news about the calf.

  3. Oh he is so beautiful. Love the froggie. Have a great time and can't wait to see the pictures you bring back.
    to answer you question on my blog. 3 months is about average for a maternity leave. Her mother in law is babysitting so she is very lucky and she has summers off.
    have a great time

  4. Glad your calf is doing well, Julia!!

    The little prince is just precious!!! The outfits are just adorable on his...he looks so cuddley!!
    We'll miss you while you take a break but look forward to pics when you return. Have fun at your retreat!!

  5. You're right! He has grown. I think he looks like a prince in his frog snuggie. He is beautiful and I love his little smile. Have a great retreat.

  6. Julia, glad the calf is doing well! and that little grandson, my he is adorable and growing so fast! Enjoy your camp and I look forward to hearing about it and seeing pictures.. I know you'll have a wonderful time!

  7. Julia,
    Glad the calf is better! I knew he would survive as you are the worlds best calf Dr.!
    Enjoy your rug camp and take LOTS of pictures! Be BOLD!
    Your Grandson is so precious and love the frog outfit..... couldn't be more darling!
    Cathy G

  8. Awww....little guy is certainly growing fast!! Glad your little calf is doing well too!! Have fun hooking and look forward to photos!!

  9. Happy to hear calf is doing good.
    I'm thinking some day you may be in a little trouble for the frog picture. But cookies and milk will probably cure all.
    Have a great time on your retreat, they are so much fun. Look forward to seeing and hearing all about it.

  10. Thank you so much everyone for your comments about my little prince and my little calf. I'm still trying to get all packed for my hooking retreat and I'm almost done. I've had another unscheduled meeting to attend today and it screwed my plans but I'll do the best I can with what I managed to pack.
    I'm hoping that everyone will have a great weekend full of God's blessings.I am so grateful for all your nice comments. JB

  11. Hi Julia,
    I wanted to come by and thank you for your prayers for my nephew Jordan. He's improving and our family has been so blessed by the outpouring of love and prayers.
    I hope you had fun this weekend :-)

  12. Honey I love love seeing new pictures of your precious baby. He is just tooooo adorable I so want to hold him. lol
    Glad to hear your calf is better. Thank goodness for that.
    I can not believe you ran into Kim on your outing. How the two of you knew each other is amazing. Can't wait for you to come back to blogging and tell us about it.
    Hope you had a great time there too
    Love ya

  13. Happy breaking from blogging
    and return refreshed and refired!
    (swooning over these kissable cheeks!)

  14. I enjoyed reading your blog ~ thanks for posting such useful content.Nice article and great photos. Very nicely done! I really love these wool rugs !