Sunday, April 21, 2013

I have a pet owl.....!

Today, we had a gorgeous Spring day!

I let the "Girls" out .... they are such a curious bunch ..... here's Dingle-berry enjoying the wood pile... Nothing like a birds eye view....

I'm sure you will not be surprised if I told you that I spent the day outside, enjoying the sun and doing a bit of yard work.  Our front yard was a mess!

We have quite a few mature trees (some over 100 years old) around our property and one large branch on the Basswood tree (Linden tree) went ca-bang .....!  If you ask me, those Basswood trees belong in the forest.  They make such a mess, small branches falling continuously, it's a very porous tree.   Well, as I was picking up it's mess, around the tree trunk, I noticed .....

An owl pellet!  Do you know what that means?  I now have a pet owl!  Move over Harry .... I love owls and I've always wanted an owl!  Now, how cool is that?

Speaking of birds, the other day we had a soft shelled egg from one of the "Girls" ...

I had never seen one of those before.  It's quite weird to the touch.  Both DH and my favourite brother said it felt like a ...... we'll keep this a clean post .... ;o)  By day two it looked like....

It was aging and loosing it's firmness.  Of course, it's true identity began to appear....

It's an Alien ..... It does not look too happy.  Not sure what happened to it.  Must have gone back home .... where ever that is.

On the quilting front, I have machine quilted and bound the Civil War Melody quilt.  It's now hanging at Fibre as a shoppe sample.  Looks sweet too!

I did finish piecing General's wive's quilt and have the top hanging on Penelope, waiting to be machine quilted.

Here's a peek .....

Not sure how I want to machine quilt that top.  I'll have to think about it a bit more.

Well, thanks for stopping by.  I do hope you are enjoying some nice Spring weather, well in this part of the world.  For our friends in Australia, it's Autumn.  It was lovely to be able to go out and catch some sun rays.  Cheers!

Friday, April 12, 2013


Well, I WAS going to sit outside and enjoy a bit of Spring weather on my day off .......

I suppose I'll pass on that!  What's with a snow storm in the middle of April?  Aren't we suppose to have April showers?  As I write this blog entry, it's a full fledged snowstorm!!!

Speaking of winter weather ..... it would be appropriate for me to share with you what I have been working on.

Aren't they the cutest!   The pattern is called Little Christmas Stockings by Sue Barri Gaudet!  I must share a story about these little gems.

The Shoppe Troll, as she likes to be referred, pieced these for me.  She's not into hand work and as you know, I certainly am.  When she's at Fibre Junction, I leave some projects for her to work on.

So .... I come in one morning, and see a sample of the stocking she worked on the prior day.

Hum..... Interesting ..... So, I let her know that the stocking looks great except .... she used the back of my hand embroidery work!  LOL

I'll take that as a compliment! ;o)

We both had a good laugh about it when she mentioned that I couldn't argue about the fact that it did have the "prim look".  lol

I think they are adorable!  And .... just in time for this wintry Spring season. ;o)  Well .... in Upstate New York anyway!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Cheers!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April ....!

I think Spring is on it's way!  Not sure about you, but here in Upstate NY, it's been chili!  

It's my understanding that Spring is a time for the weather to tease us about the coming of summer!  Well, I'm patiently waiting! Brrrrrr!

In the meantime, I completed the April Penny Rug of the Month.

I'm enjoying working on these penny rugs! They are so cute!

Hoping your Spring is warmer then here in Upstate NY!  Cheers!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I've been a busy quilter....!

Yep, I've been in a "production mood".  If you recall, a while back I mentioned how bothered I was that nothing was getting completed.  More projects were being started than finished.

Don't get me wrong! It is fun to start a new projects! I'm all for it! However, after a while I find it creatively draining.

So, I sat myself down and started working on the task of completing something.

Ta dah!  Civil War Melodies (92 x 92)!  One of Fibre Junction's present BOM.

I finished the quilt top last weekend.  What a great feeling it was to complete this project.  It's now waiting to be machine quilted, which will take place soon.  Because .....

I'm on a mission!

Presently attempting to complete The General's Wives!  Here's a peak of where it was last left off!

So, we'll catch you later!  Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!
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