Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A is for .....

A is for a lavender sachet for my DIL.  It's a Lesley Teare design.

We've just had the first long weekend of the summer and it was most pleasant except for the gale force wind on two days.  It was also the quietest May long weekend we've experienced in cottage country.
This little sweetie (tree swallow) decided to set up home and she and her fella were quite busy and fun to watch.
 find your joy and keep it close

Monday, May 16, 2016

funky chicken

Chicken didn't turn out quite the way I had expected but it looks cute hanging up in the cabin.  I was going to hang it on the verandah but I can't trust Nigel the squirrel to leave it alone.  ^^   I made it from drop cloth and some sort of tweed-like fabric with braided jute legs ... I goofed on it's beak but I kinda like the funky look.  

Finally .......

 Life is short .... eat dessert first!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mothers ....

In honour of Mothers everywhere .....

This is a Lesley Teare design.

Sometimes silence is a really good answer.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

we just got back .......

We opened the cabin and spent a few days there enjoying the beautiful weather - couldn't believe how sunny and warm it was.  Of course, I'd taken clothes for cooler weather so it meant pant legs and long sleeves rolled up.  It was wonderful to be there again and a pair of purple finches greeted us as we arrived .... they were staying for dinner so I had to quickly dust off and fill the feeder.  ^^    Actually they were still there when we left.
This was the bag of needlework I'd taken to work on 
but the only thing I accomplished was handstitching the binding on the the flower shoppe.

You see, we were quite busy with putting out all the doodads, bird feeders, bird houses, etc. and being entertained by the birds.  When we weren't busy with that we were being social - perhaps too social. ^^  We enjoyed ourselves and even had the first weiner roast of the season.  Sadly the wood ticks are quite abundant and beaver has been very naughty. 

The purpose of life is to live it ... Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, April 30, 2016

she is .....

She is everywhere, she is nowhere
 but she is still here ......

In memory of Little Dog who went to the Rainbow Bridge one year ago today - we still miss her very much. ♥

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

busy work

While waiting for the spring weather to arrive I stitched up these minis to use for cards - they didn't take long and kept me busy.  ^^ 

Worry less ... smile more.

Friday, April 22, 2016

lemonade .....

If life gives you lemons make lemonade, right?  Only it wasn't life that supplied the lemons but a poor choice of fabric.  You see, I made these HSTs for a specific project but they looked ghastly for it.  Not wanting to waste them I kept fiddling with them until I finally came up with something that I liked and this is it  - a candle mat/mini quilt/tray cloth (gotta love versatility) ......  ^^

For the star centre I found a Scandinavian design here 
that was just perfect.   
 I'm linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching.

Just in case you're wondering ..... we've had fabulously warm, sunny weather for several days - it's been so nice to be outdoors without a jacket!   We even went out for a picnic lunch and watched the hundreds of snow geese,  Canada geese, ducks, and Tundra swans along the river that's over it's banks.

Every end is a new beginning!