Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Here is a picture of my sewing room progress. It is getting there! The picture you see is from the doorway looking in. You can see 2 windows (at least the hole and one window). The other window is where you can see the reflection on the floor. The studded area will be a food storage area and whatever can be stored there. There is plenty of room above the store room to store things. I'm sure Roger will find lots of stuff to go up there. Maybe I can store my large batting pieces?
Friday, August 20, 2010
Today, I finished my first "quilt project" while living in New Mexico. The challenge was given to our quilt group in Idaho to make a Spiderweb block. I loved this block because first of all you use your SCRAPS!! Thank you Desi and Donna for the fun challenge!!
Above is our cozy little kitchen. I love the fact that the sink has covers (cutting boards) on them. That way, I can use the sink as I do a dishwasher. You guessed it.... The dirty dishes are under the covers until I turn the dishwasher (me) on! :o)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Baby Robin #2
Sunday, June 13, 2010
One weekend we were gone for three days. When we returned and went out in our backyard, Mrs. Robin was very agitated! She would fly at us; just skimming the tops of our head. The thought came to me that maybe her eggs had hatched, but we couldn't really see anything in the nest. But she was still VERY agitated when we even walked out the door.
A couple of days later, a carefully polked my head outside the door and sure enough, there was Mrs. Robin standing by her nest and three little beaks were high in the air. She was feeding them. (Wish I had my camera then!)
Today, Mrs. Robin is still agitated. Below is a picture of her just before she flew right at me! She was posed on the roof just above her babies.
She then flew on her nest several times, but I didn't have my camera ready. FINALLY, I was ready! Here is a family photo. The little ones are interested in eating. Mama is interested in ME moving away from her little ones!! You can see them reaching up to her. The next shot is an "I WANT FOOD" shot. Their beaks are fully open and ready!
Here is just a shot of the babies in their nest. They have almost outgrown their home. One day, they will try their wings. I just hope the neighbor's cat doesn't get them. That would be sad!
Here is Mrs. Robin guarding her little flock. The apple tree is right beside her nest. She seems to like sitting there to keep watch over her flock by day and by night. :o)
Friday, June 11, 2010
I saw a quilt that truly inspired me to use up more of this growing pile of scraps. I loved the applique strips that separated the scraps. The one I saw was different applique, but I truly loved the idea! It has been unspringlike (a word I am sure!) here in Idaho. I thought that if I couldn't have birds and flowers outside, I would bring them in! I drew the birds, flowers and leaves and made applique patterns for them and then added the vine. This quilt I appropriately names; Promise of Spring. As you can see I used up a lot of my 2 1/2 inch scraps. But.... there is still a ton more! Hopefully, I have stumbled on to another idea. I am still formulating that one in my mind. I think it will be AWESOME. Stay tuned..... :o)
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
All of us worked hard since the last retreat to make a "joint" quilt. Here is a picture of theChristmas Quilt that we made. It is from Cotton Way and is called "The Twelve Rows of Christmas. This on is mine. I haven't got the borders on and it is not quilted, YET. My goal is to have it ready to show at next retreat in October. Each row was done by one of us and then multiplied times seven! We all went to the bedroom and laid out each row. OH WHAT FUN to see each row revealed!! I am so excited to have a Christmas quilt to display for Christmas and remember my quilting friends. Dana made a label for each of us to put on the back. SWEET!!
If you look to the right of Dana's quilt, (the yellow, blue and green one). This is one of the projects that Ilene was working on. LOVE, LOVE it!! I don't know why I didn't get more pictures of Ilene and her work. I guess we were busy taking pictures!! I'll try to do better in October.