Friday, September 27, 2013

9/10th of the law

My husband put this bird house up years ago. We've had faithful tenants ever since--sparrows can be found in the house through the winter and warm months.

We are doing a lot of restoration work on our property and I know that we will have to replace the bird house soon but I hate to as well.  I love the antics of the sparrows.  We can have as many as two or three perched on the roof of the house; they appear to be vying to get in the house.  One plucky one always sits there (not unlike one of our dogs guarding a toy) and won't leave the house until the "coast is clear".

Clearly possession is 9/10ths of the law in the ornithology world too!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

bear pillow

A ufo finish but one for my friend's niece who is 5 years old.  The pattern is from the old Fat Cat site and I made a few of these years ago when Sidney's site was young.  This was an extra pillow that I knew would come in hand someday.  Anyway, this one is for Lexie!
Hope you are having good weather!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Baby Bunny Quilt

I'm still plugging away at UFOs but the nice thing is I have a bunch that I quilted over the summer and am now just binding.  I love this UFO challenge.  Fortunately, it will be a while until I'm finished but I continue to plug away at them.  After the UFOs are completed, I forsee a stash busting challenge for me.  
Anyway, here is the baby bunny quilt.  It's more square (about 47 inches) because I wanted to use up all the fabric and blocks I had.  At the time I made it, I figured it could be used in the bottom of a playpen---of course I was thinking that playpens were still the square yards we had when raising our children.  Things are different as I learned when Helena was born almost 10 years ago.  Anyway, I put off the completion because I already had another bunny quilt finished.
 It's the bunny fabric that I love.  It reminds me of Easter at my Nana Betty's when I was a little girl.  The other bunny quilt I have has the same print but with a muted aqua background instead of a dusty rose.
The weather is beautiful here in Pennsylvania but breezy which is bothering my allergies.  I'm going to work in the garden later this week but will head back up to the sewing room today to do more work.  I spent the last three days cleaning out the attic closets and fall cleaning the sewing room and it looks and feels wonderful in the sewing area....Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

star quilt

I'm still trying to knock out UFOs and this one is off my list now!  
Yeehaw, I'm delighted to get another thing off my long list!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Another Finish

Centennial wall hanging using a reproduction handkerchief commemorating the 1876 Centennial in Philadelphia:
I have an original handkerchief from the event in green:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Peace Rose

Seems appropriate for today...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Flower Pillow

If you read this blog regularly, you know how much I adore the George family that live next door!  Recently I did a little favor for them and they gave me the cutest gift last night:  A Flower Pillow!

What's a flower pillow? Its' a tiny ceramic vase in the shape of a pillow that holds the smallest of flowers from the garden--including the forget me nots that always get lost in the shuffle of a flowers in a vase:

How small is it?  Well smaller than my garden clippers:
Thank you Denise and family!  I love it!  It is my new favorite thing!