Grandma Barb’s This and That

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Small Barn Quilt

A couple of weeks ago on my way to my daughter's in Waconia, I am across this barn with a small barn quilt.

A little closer look at the quilt.

I'll be joining Amy at the Barn Collective

Thanks for all your birthday wishes for my Twins
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1.  My babies are turning 45 today.  How did that happen.  Here they are when they were about a year old.

Here they are again in 1988 when they were graduating.  Look at that 80's hair!

2.  I just finished reading the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.   Wow, what a story of survival.  I had always heard and read about WW II in the European theater , but didn't know much about the Pacific theater.  What an eye opener.

3.  Last week we had horribly cold weather with a blizzard one day that had wind gusts of 35 to 45 mile an hour.  One of my bird feeders blew away and I haven't found it yet.  Today though is sunny and 35 degrees predicted.  Much better.

4.  Next week I will be going back to Mayo Clinic for follow-up to see if the spots on my lungs have grown.

5.  Last weekend I went to my daughter's to see my granddaughter in her Show Choir performance.  What energy those kids have.  So fun to watch.

Guess that's all the Willy Nilly things I have for this week.  Stop over here to see what other people are saying for Willy Nilly Friday 5.

Thanks for stopping.  Have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Birds on the Beach

These are a couple of birds I saw on my first day in Florida.

Sea Gulls


The sandpipers were very quick so I had a hard time getting a good picture of them.  I'll be showing more birds from Florida later.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good rest of the week.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My first time ever

Spotting a  Great Blue Heron.  Seen at a rookery in Venice, FL heading for his nest.

Head down in the nest.  He's either helping build the nest or feeding a baby.

Posing for me.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Merry Christmas from Florida

Well I'm not in Kansas Florida any more but I was last week.  Just a few photos to show now.  I have many, many that I will share later.

Christmas Tree on the beach on Captiva Island

Sunset on the Venice, FL beach

Lighthouse on the beach on Gasparilla Island

Lighted trees at Historic Spanish Point

I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year now as I probably won't get another post written until after the first of the year.  But I promise I will post lots more from Florida.  I could live here a few months during the winter!

Thanks for stopping by and I will get around to visiting you soon.  Until next time


Sharing with Our World Christmas-edition

Monday, November 17, 2014

Continuing with Barn Quilts

This barn was interesting as it had 2 quilts.  One on the haymow door and a smaller one on a side addition.  Notice the old tractor out front.

A closer look

No quilts on this old barn.  It just happened to be on the same road as all the others.

Sharing with The Barn Collective

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Have a great week and stay warm
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Monday, November 10, 2014

More Barn Quilts

Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter.  It's snowing here in Minnesota and I'm not ready for that yet.  I am still showing pictures of barn quilts from last summer.

How often do you see a bird house and a picket fence next to a barn!

This close-up shows the names of the family members

Sharing these with Amy at The Barn Collective
Tex at Good Fences

Thanks for all you comments on my last post!  I am still having trouble finding time to visit all of you.  Sometimes I visit but don't leave a comment.  Just know I am thinking of all of you.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week and I'll see you next time.


Monday, November 3, 2014

More Barn Quilts

Here is another barn with a painted quilt seen in south central Minnesota last summer on the way home from Wabasha

I'm sharing these with Amy over at The Barn Collective.

Have a great week everyone!
See you next time.