Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Day??? Or Snow Day??

Hi There!
Well Spring started 1 week ago and between last night and this morning we got about 4 inches of snow -- Crazy weather, alot of it has already melted this picture was taken early this morning.

See the bird feeders, well today Hubby and I were in the dining room wich overlooks the feeders and BAM a little bird slammed into the patio door, I looked out and he was laying face down in the snow, I thought he was dead. So sad, so I went out to pick him up and he was BREATHING! So I picked him up and cuddled him in my gloves and he was very tame, hubby said bring him in -- well we have 2 dogs and a cat -- not the place I would want to be if I was recovering from a head injury and was a bird, so finally hubby coralled the dogs and I brought him in -- cause hubby said if he could fly he would, well as soon as I brought him in and put him on a towel on the table, he COULD FLY! Around the dining room he went, OK so I caught him and took him outside to the feeder and he sat there for about 30 minutes I think he was regrouping from the entire adventure. I went out to check on him and pet him and he decided he was well enough to fly away! So I was so happy he is OK!

I was helping out at a company my sister in law works at last week and she had a craft lunch planned so I got to participate! She had made these little hats out of styrofoam cups, she put them in a 220 oven for a few minutes, you have to watch them otherwise they melt -- once they are cool you paint and decorate them! What fun -- then you either purchase an Easter tree or make one out of an old tree branch, I was lucky enough to have this tree in my basement and today I put my hats on it! I just love it!
Was too busy working and helping hubby with the reconstruction of my parents old house this week to blog, but I had a little time today.
I did have time to stitch both block 2 and 3 of the Gail Pan design quilt this week.
I hope you had a great week!
Happy Stitches

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sweet Caramel Bunnies

Good Morning!

Last night I finished up some Sweet Caramel Bunnies, they remind me of caramel sauce for ice cream. I think they are adorable. I was not sure about using the darker fabric but I really like it now that it is finished.

I am also working on a bunny wallhanging, I might get that done tonight and post it tomorrow.
I am off to work today, have a great day!
Happy Stitches

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patty's Day

Hi there!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I am working today -- just wanted to wish everyone who stops in today, a Happy St. Patricks Day!

Enjoy your green beer!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Block of the Month

Hi there!
I finally got caught up with my BOM -- our meeting is this coming Saturday. The shop is doing it in dark dark blue and white, not really my colors, but I am going to Sash it in red and I found a great broder with baseballs on it, so that will be perfect.
Since I want to use my 30's -- I am making 2 more blocks in the 30's.
Here they are:

I did finish another bunny pillow last night, it turned out so cute, but I did not get a picture taken, I thought I did, so you will have to check back tomorrow to see it.
Happy Stitches!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hello Everyone!

HI there!

I have been sick with an upper respiratory infection, so sick I had to go tot he Dr! Glad to be feeling better and getting back to sewing and creating. I hope everyone is doing good.

Today I was going thru some of my moms old stuff and found a ton of cards people had sent me when I was a kid, the Bunny on the center of this pillow is one of those cards. I scanned it and erased the words, then printed it on fabric and bordered it and made a pillow with some pom poms, I just love it.

I did make a couple of these pillows for some craft shows this spring and I did put them up on my Etsy shop if you want to check it out. I have lots more cards I am going to scan and print. I found some "vintage" rick rack that I am going to use too.
Other than that not much new in the sewing room.
Spring is definetly here, the first Robin arrived on March 7. We had a lot of rain, but finally the sun it out and it makes me want to go out in the garden but it is way to early for that. So instead I went to Walmart today and got some seeds, planning is half the fun anyway isn't it!
When I was out today, I realized I did not have a St Patricks day cookie cutter, so I went into Micheals and they had one for only 79 cents, what a deal. So today I am goin got make some cookies too!
Well I better get baking as the day is getting shorter by the minute
Have a great day

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring might be here!?!?

Good Morning

It is actually much warmer this morning, the weatherman said in the 50's today! Of course rain later in the day, you know what they say, In every garden a little rain must fall.
Speaking of gardens, I got a full time job, have been looking for almost a year and there is nothing out there, it really is tough, I have been working part time at one company for almost a year and filling in a few different temp assignments. This job is much different than the office jobs I have had in the past. I am going to be working at a Garden Center, creating pots of plants and flowers, selling flowers, plants and trees and maintaining the plants before they go home to their new homes. The pay is much less than I was making in an office, but at this point, it is 40 hours a week, I think I will enjoy it and I will work there April - end of October and hopefully at that point the economy will be a bit better and I will be able to get back into an administrative position. But for now I am looking forward to being outside most days and tending to the plants, and gardeners are just as friendly as quilters, so I am sure I will make some friends. So I have a list of things I want to get done before I go back to work full time, I am sure I can accomplish my list and even get some quilting projects done.
I am off to my creation station now, so hopefully tomorrow I will have some pictures to post for you!
Happy Stitches

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I am done with the Bacholer

WOW, what a night for TV. I was so thrilled when Jason (the Bacholer) picked Melissa, I thought they were perfect! I was so happy for them and then in about 15 minutes when he dumped her at the After the Rose Ceremony show, I was shocked and then he asked Molly to date him. I think this show needs to be pulled, they are messing with too many peoples minds and feelings. First Brad picked no one, then Deanna picked the wrong one as she admitted last night and now Jason picked the wrong one but know wants the right one. Let's be honest the only couple that survived is Trista and Ryan. You have to think what is wrong with these people, there is not an ugly one in the bunch, so why can't they find mates in their hometowns? Makes you wonder doesn't it!
Oh well that is just my thoughts on this silly show.
I got no sewing done last night.
Hope to get some sewing done today, I am going with DH to put up drywall at my parents old house today.
Have a great day!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Welcome March!

Well how did March arrive in your area? I would say she came in like a Lion here, it was cold and windy all weekend. They are predicting warmer weather by the end of the week, but heck I could predict warmer weather and I might be right too, eventually it has to warm up and Spring will arrive. One thing about living in the midwest you learn patience!

We were busy this weekend, now that Dear Hubby is feeling better we are back to completing my parents old home, we worked out there both days this weekend. Such fun jobs like re-running gas lines, trimming windows and I work on the clean up crew and Go For It crew -- no wonder I am tired when we get home I am moving constantly when we are out there.

Luckily the Creation Station gives me energy when I go in there, here is what I worked on this weekend a little basket of bunnies! They are so easy and turned out so cute! I have a darker fabric that I am going to work on too I have them traced just not sewed up yet. Hopefully I can work on them this morning.
They just warm you up a bit don't they?
Well tonight is an important night in our house, it is the season Finale of the Bacholer! I am hoping Melissa is his pick, but what a night it will be Deanna shows up and then the After the Rose Ceremony show. I was never hooked on these shows, til I saw Deanna get dumped by Brad and then I watched all last season to see who she picked and WOW she pick WRONG! And now Jason her Dumpee is the Bacholer.
I have some embrodiery to do during the 3 hour show, in case it gets a bit boring, but somehow I think I won't have time to work on my project.
I hope you have a great day!