Pixilated is…

68 as of this update. (1/4/2022) and will very soon be 69!  Where did the time go?

Still unabashedly devoted and in love with her husband.

A retired school teacher.

A latent farm girl who has much to learn.

Transplanted from California to Alabama, but has lived in the south before.

An ex-Military girl who was stationed in NAS Pensacola.

A proud owner of her dogs Walker and Noodle.

Having a blast raising her chickens, geese and ducks.

Got two new cats to kill the mice who came to live in the shed because of the chicken’s feed.  Our neighborhood seems to be a little low on cats these days.  Something in the woods is taking them out… so now ours are sleeping in the barn – like it or not!

A gardening enthusiast,  who had suddenly found gardening to be hard here in the south!  (Much to do and lots to learn)  I am now able to claim I’m getting the hang of it!  🙂

An avid book collector and reader of same.

Can no longer hike or bike, but still loves to explore new places.  Walking is good!

Finding her way back to the Godly life and learning to trust Him for all her needs.

Feeling blessed that He has provided me with all of the above.


34 thoughts on “Pixilated is…

  1. Margaret says:

    not to spy on you but would you tell me where in North Alabama you are? I am from Alabama and now live in Georgia. I have relatives all over Alabama though. nearest town would be okay if you’d rather not say.

    • pixilated2 says:

      Thank you! Been so busy getting my quilting room built that I didn’t have time to give you a proper visit, but I intend to! ~ Lynda

  2. D.J. Lutz says:

    So glad you stopped by my blog, which allowed me to find yours! I have recently moved from the “city” to the farm environment on the Eastern Shore of Virginia so I am definitely looking forward to reading!

    • pixilated2 says:

      Hello DJ, I found you because WordPress linked us as having something in common… I thought when I got to your site is was because of our interest in writing. Thank you for visiting me today. ~ L

  3. bitsandbreadcrumbs says:

    So nice to know you are here, Lynda. I am from North Alabama originally, so it makes you and your farmlet even more interesting to me! Thanks for stopping by my blog and allowing me to “find”! I look forward to future posts. Cheers! ~Betsy

    • pixilated2 says:

      Betsy, I love North Alabama. My husband and I feel most fortunate to have found this little enclave in farm country. We don’t have a lot, but we have what we need and feel blessed for it! ~ L

  4. Lynda K says:

    Looks like you’ve gathered a merry band of folks here with your kind visits to our blogs! I’m sorry it took me so long to come visit …… But thanks for leading the way here!

  5. cravencreativity says:

    Hello Lynda! I just wanted to stop by and present you with this most deserving blog award, The Very Inspiring Blog award! You are very much deserving of it and I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy visiting your blog. I think that your moving from California to a farm in Alabama is very inspiring, love it! Feel free to accept this award or just relish in the fact that I think your blog is great and you, very inspiring 🙂 I have just published a post about it on my blog where you can find out more about it.

  6. LB says:

    Lynda, first of all … thanks again for letting me know that my gravatar needed a link to the blog! Done!
    I was going to say that I am now following your blog (and actually found it because of similar interests) and in reading the comments above, see that there are other women who told you the same thing.
    Reading, exploring, ex-military … the farming and gardening are mere dreams for me, so I’m excited to be learning more about your experiences!!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, LB! I have to say that your bravery in riding a motorcycle everywhere is amazing to me. You go so many places and see so many beautiful things! Living here on the Farmlet with the garden to tend and animals who rely on me, keeps me from traveling these days. It is a trade off, but an equitable one. In the meantime we can share and trade experiences and that will be a blast!

  7. katechiconi says:

    Hi, after you dropped by Chiconia, I took a look at the Farmlet. You’re right, we do have a lot in common! Quilting, Gardening, and yes, Gluten Free cooking. And you’re very funny, and you love chickens, and, and…. So I’ve started following you too. One question: where are all your quilting photos? Looking forward to the next instalment.

    • Lynda says:

      Hello, Kate! Yes, I had forgotten to mention that we had the GF cooking in common.

      I am new to quilting (only one year) and, ashamedly, I have given much of what I have done away, and without ever getting pictures! Is that insane? I think so. I am putting together a post for my latest creation. It will post tomorrow for the Black Tie Boogie blog-hop. It is only a small machine pieced hand quilted item, but I tried my best to make it as perfect as I could. Maybe I need to make a page to post my pictures of my quilts, and perhaps if I have a place to store them, then I’ll get better about taking the pictures… Yes? 😉

      • katechiconi says:

        Hi Lynda, I think it would help to take photos. Over time, your quilts become your children, and you find you want to keep a record of what you’ve created. I haven’t posted pictures of every quilt I’ve made, I have those on my computer, but I did put up the ones I love best, that have most meaning. Maybe it’s time for a few more? Kate

        • Lynda says:

          Even so! Like I said, it has only been a year, but I can remember every detail of all that I have made. I think my very first quilt is on my FB page, I will have to root around for it so I can include it too.

  8. Kathleen Peters says:

    Turned 58 myself on 5-31-14. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. We have a lot in common, only my mice in the henhouse are rats! Just bought a Hav-a Heart trap. but not sure what to do with them when I catch them!

    • Lynda says:

      I will rehome a mouse, but rats? They creep me out too much.
      Kathleen, I love visiting your blog! You always have something interesting going on. I’m sorry, I really should leave comments more often.

  9. lestersflat says:

    I am terrible about leaving comments myself! Please, not to worry, I am happy to know that you enjoy my blog and that is comment enough. We do have a lot in common, and it is fun to read about your trials and tribulations on the “farmlet”. Stay strong fellow farmletter!

  10. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says:

    On the sidebar to the right, you have a ‘You liked These’ – and there was a photo of a happy lady wearing a hat, with black dog at her feet – a happy photo which was also peaceful. Of course I followed the link and landed here – yay!

    Since Covid climbed aboard about the time you were updating this, perhaps you’re going to purge all bad from the start of this year, and the rest will be easy sailing.

    May your gardens burst forward with happy blossoms when spring arrives – and this is a year that smiles on you.

    • Lynda says:

      Lisa, that is me at about 53. Buddy (the pup) and I were sitting on Vasquez Rock, in California. We all had a good time that day!

      I really am feeling much better as each day passes. I got caught up on the laundry, there was a lot of it. Cleaned the bathroom. ‘Nuff said about that. 😉 And today I sent two quilts out for quilting and dug out a favorite baby quilt I started several years ago. I was surprised to see that all its parts are still there and I will finish it this week. Pictures and a post on that one, I promise.

      I don’t know what the sudden drive to gett’r done is all about, but I have thoughts on it. I’m not going to start questioning it now… I’m just going to enjoy the ride.

      Love to you too.

      PS: We will start a new chapter at the end of May! Bob is retiring and we intend to get a lot of things going on for 2022!

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