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!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

am I nuts .....

I like making HSTs (half square triangles) - am I nuts? 


And these remind me of baskets.  ^^


 Stressed is desserts spelled backwards.

flower shoppe

This is a work in progress - I'm not sure what I want to do with it so this is as far as I've gotten.  ^^ 
 It's a Theodora Cleave design.  


Linking up with Kathy's Quilts.  

Each day is a second chance.

Friday, April 8, 2016

kitchen art .....

When I came across these improv birds I couldn't resist and since they're much too pretty to use they've become kitchen art.  You'll find the how-to here.

This is what I've come up with to hang my mini pieces  ..... a piece of plastic canvas on the back side for some support and a mini binder clip holds everything together and provides the hanger.  This method works really well even on the mini quilts.


I'd like to say "welcome and thank you" to my new followers. 
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 Two of my favourite link parties are at Crazy Mom Quilts and Kathy's Quilts.