Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Everyday I drive over the Rock Island Arsenal bridge from Illinois into Iowa to babysit my granddaughter. I always see the eagles sitting in the trees and think I need to get some pictures of them. Well today since it was such a nice sunny day and not to cold, I got some pics. Wish I had a more powerful zoom lens to get some closer shots.
When the winter blues set in, it’s time to plan a trip to the Quad Cities for the yearly Bald Eagle Days and Bald Eagle Watch held each January along the Mississippi River. The Quad Cities, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, is made up of the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.
Each year, from mid-December through February the Quad Cities area serves host to a large majority of Bald Eagles making their annual southern migration from Canada to the unfrozen waters of the Mississippi River.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Found this webcam today. It's from the Los Angeles Animal Care Center. They are 5 week old kittens. They sure are fun to watch. Looks like they are snoozing right now. I was watching them earlier today and they were very active. Here's a link to the webcam. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kitty-cam-2
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here's a new perfectly prim kitty I made up today. Just listed him in my etsy shop. Didn't have to babysit today so I got a lot of sewing done. Made up 3 more of my birds too. Some are listed on my website and others on my etsy.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
So I've decided not to do ebay anymore. I was really disappointed with my last two auctions and the fees and such. Now I'm concentrating on my etsy shop http://rockriverstitches.etsy.com/ and my website http://www.rockriverstitches.com/, like I should have been. Going to list this crow make do on etsy tonight. We are back in the deep freeze again the last couple of days. I am so ready for spring!!! But I know I got a ways to go.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Happy Monday everyone on this Martin Luther King Day! Is everyone ready for the inauguration tomorrow? I know I am! I'm pretty excitied for this new president! At least we haven't been freezing to death lately. Been in the 20's and in the 30's later this week!! woo hoo! Well anyway, I finished up this really cool Easter pantry box! Click on my ebay button over to the right if you want to check out the auction.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I have 2 window feeders on my sewing room window that I just love watching while I am on the computer or sewing. Then out on my deck I have a couple feeders along with my suet feeder. I'm hopeing to get some nice pics of the woodpeckers on the suet feeder.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
It was a good day to stay inside and create. I don't think it even got above 0º today. And it's going to get worse tonight. We are expecting 4" to 5" of snow after midnight into the morning. And then more bitter temps. So I finished up this make do today and just got it listed on ebay tonight. I think it turned out awesome! It's gonna be hard to let this one go.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Hope everyone is having a good Monday night evening! We had some more snow today and now we have blizzard warning for tonight with 30+ mph winds!!! And the temp is going to be dropping too! Ohhhhh I do not like winter. Listed this cute little guy on ebay tonight. If you want to take a peek at him, just click on my ebay button over there to the right.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Finished up this door hanger today and will get it listed on ebay tonight. So I thought I would give you a sneek preview! It was your typical January day here in northen Illinois. It was 7º this morning at 7:30. But at least we had a bright sunny day! :) Oh I'm yearning for those nice spring days already. But that won't be for awhile. :(
Monday, January 5, 2009
I've listed my first items for 2009 on ebay tonight! Love the way they turned out! It's nice to get back to work after the holidays. I sure did need that much needed break.