Saturday, April 18, 2015

Meet Abby .....

Allow me to introduce you to our Abby aka Little Dog.  I added a crystal seed bead to each eye for the  glint of mischief sparkle in her eyes.  Abby is going on 12 and still mischievous - she is the love of our life. ^^

And here she is waking up from a nap .......

Monday, April 13, 2015

another block

This is another quilt block I had to try even though it was made from very tiny (tiny for me)  pieces.  It was too pretty to tuck away so I turned it into a mug rug/coaster. 

You'll find it here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

spring is sprung ....

 Spring is sprung
the grass is riz
wonder where the birdies is 

Here they are - I couldn't wait for the hummingbirds to return so I made one of my own - it's the ruby throat hummingbird, which is the one that visits yearly in our neck of the woods.  And to keep it company there's a chickadee who is with us year round.  ^^   The patterns are available here .... I made mine the same on both sides - does that mean they are 3D?.  

Mother Nature surprised us yesterday afternoon with a few inches (it was ankle deep) of fresh snow - there's more snow this morning than there was a month ago; however, with double digit temps forecast for the rest of the week it will soon be a bad memory.  Here's a pic of Little Dog surveying her yard and possibly wondering just what happened.  


Friday, March 27, 2015

Another one or two .....

There's been some fresh snow, alas, but I'm still in the mood for spring  ... and after all "winter always turns to spring" according to Buddha.  Sometimes winter just doesn't know when to leave.

This is my 3D pinwheel table mat - I love 3D blocks!  I used an old damask napkin for the white squares - fortunately, a stain was strategically placed so that I could cut around it.  ^^   In the jug you can see a few pussy willows and my fake faux flowering almond - I crocheted tiny blossoms and attached them to some branches.

A Spring heart from Gazette 94.  I love ladybugs!  ^^

A Gail Pan design.

I used dropcloth for both of the x-stitch designs.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

The pattern for the chick can be found here.
The basket pattern is here.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring is here!

Spring has arrived - in person and by the calendar and I'm lovin' it.... we've already picked our first pussy willows of the year!
To celebrate this wonderful season I have a few new 'makes' to share and since I couldn't decide which ones to post you're seeing all of them.  ^^

Blogger is supposed to send your comments to my inbox - but recently it's been negligent.  I enjoy your comments and ask you to keep in mind that if I do not reply it's because you are a 'no reply' blogger or blogger hasn't sent your comment to me.  For me, it's bad manners to not reply to you but some things are out of my control.  :(

Friday, March 13, 2015

A little bit of Irish ......

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

Spring has arrived and the snow is rapidly disappearing - hooray! 

Some new additions to our Irish décor this year are a shamrock table mat - the instructions were found here.  Included were the cutting instructions for a 12", 18", and 24" block. 

And a new x-stitch from here .....  I stained it to make it look old although that doesn't show up very well in the photo.