Thursday, June 21, 2018

summer time

my blogging break wasn't planned, just happened  and it's not like I don't sit at the computer...

here's where I've been ......

Oh I know this patio is a mix of old and new but it works.   Beyond the hedge is the real world and inside is our bliss.

Recent additions.  

And that's about it for now, next post more of what I've been working on and plans for the summer.
I did sign up for the Tour de Fleece.   I've actually been trying my spinning wheel. Row by Row starts today.  This year's theme is Sew Musical.

till next time.....

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

that April showers bringing ...

At the moment, rain and wind.  Someone keeps hitting the repeat button, welcome to April.

Yesterday went from rain showers to monsoon rain and then by early afternoon, sunshine and blue skies  and even warmth.  Patio time was a welcome change from indoors.  Way up in the sky two eagles glided the upper currents.   They are so beautiful to watch.

Earth bound, Sully comfy in his spot.  Of course it's better with a buddy.

 The clouds patterns overhead were amazing.  It was hard to capture the rainbow within.


Rainbow colors here too.  The fragrance is wonderful.

More signs of spring.

A mailart stitching project for an exchange is well underway.  On my needles, the start of another capelet.  This one for me.  Sewing projects are waiting in the wings.   

Enjoy your day, enjoy your week.  

Share a smile, it's free.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Easter

This Easter was special.  There was laughter, chocolate, happy moments shared with family.

Lots of eggs to hunt for and surprises inside.  For the boys it was more about finding eggs than actually eating chocolate...

Nate was quite happy to take care of the Easter bags too.  It was 'most important' to make sure everything was coming home.

Capelet 2 done and received.   This time a lighter weight yarn perfect for spring.

Lots of love.

Happy Easter 2018!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

rain drops, puddles ...oh it's Spring

Spring is here ....but someone forgot to mention this to Mother Nature.  It continues cool, windy, a bit of sunshine, snow, hail ...  well you get the picture, a bit of everything going on.  Wacky weather.

A bit of spring colors to brighten the patio.

These days watching the ever changing cloud formations is amazing.  Here and then gone.

Sunshine after a snow, this little fellow must have been cold.  The Anna's hummingbirds have managed another winter.

While trying to take a photo  I was being watched from above.  All this as I was too close to the feeder.

And the non feathered flyers...the drone on the left came from somewhere in the complex.  

I have been doing something other than taking pictures.  A  knit capelet for my daughter.   The rib pattern is an easy repeat, just wide as it's knit flat and then joined.    A second capelet is well underway too.

Yesterday I finally made it to my sewing room and made these.  Easter bags for our grandsons.  The best part was working from stash.  


seriously, you're going to take my picture?

then you're going to get a good licking

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

till next time.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring forward

Is anyone else ready for Spring???  It feels like it's been a long winter.  Maybe its due to a lack of outdoor time, patio time ...and warmth. 

Shaking off that sluggish feeling started with moving flower pots/tubs on the patio and pondering this year's garden  .....  Finding ladybugs in residence, pure bliss.

Indoors, a much needed purge in my closet.  The items removed were bundled up and delivered to the thrift store.  Extra space in the closet, priceless.

Since my last post there have been finishes....

off the qsnap, now to decide on a finish either a pillow or frame

eco dyed fabric with applique pieces and hand stitches

a gift stitched for a friend, remembering a parent.

Monday was sunny and warm and yes real patio time.   A pair of eagles stayed in view.  Smaller birds flitted about.  The hummers still hold court on 'their' patio.  And then there was a ladybug on the trellis...... I watched as it walked up, down and around a spindle, sometimes twice.  There didn't seem to be a sense of reaching the end of the line with no where to go, simply adjusting the route and carry on.
Maybe this applies to us 'simply adjust the route and carry on'.

think Spring!!