Friday, March 25, 2011

I Figured It Out!!

My mom years ago gave me a whole bunch of silver plated silverware, trays and a creamer and sugar set that she didn't want. For years I've been hanging onto the stuff not knowing what to do with all of it. Some of it is tarnished beyond polishing. Went through the box of it about a month ago trying to figure out for the umpteenth time what to do with this so called treasure. I took out the creamer and sugar and set them on my sewing table, everyday looking at them, trying to think of something. So yesterday I FINALLY thought of something to make!! I made nesting rabbits!!!

Their nests are made out of pages that I torn out of a very very old french grammar book that I got at a library in NC that was in the free for taking shelf. And I added a little bit of natural wood excelsior too. It was hard to get a picture to show the real size of them. The bunnies are only about 4" tall. I plan on listing them in my ebay Sunday night. Please stop by and see what I have for sale right now, by clicking on "my ebay" link in the last sentence. I have a wonderful Goose doll that has no bids. So that is what I have been up to lately. So until next time... have a wonderful weekend! Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Yay! It's Spring!

Our first day of spring was a little wet with thunder. Then it was mostly to partly sunny later on in the afternoon with a high of 72ยบ! This then brought the idea to grill out tonight, which we did. Nothing like the first grilled chicken of the season. We also had yummy sauteed mushrooms and a salad!

I spent a little time out on the back deck today with my camera in hand to capture some of my famous bird pictures. Didn't seem like there was much action, probably because I was sitting out there. The birds are going to have to get used to me all over again being outside instead of inside taking pictures through the window.

So this is what I capture today out on my deck...........

Little Junco's are still here.

Nuthatch being a acrobat

Red-Bellied Woodpecker. Looks like it's time to make some more suet. These guys are out there on the suet feeder all the time. They can't go inside the cage, but do get their heads all the way in and get big chunks of suet with that long beak.

Chick a dee dee dee

And....... This morning got on the Eagle Nest Cam to see how the eagles were doing in the rain. They looked misreable sitting there all wet. But I guess that is something they are used to. I took a few screen captures when the camera was doing some zooming in on the eagle.

Decorah, Iowa Eagle Nest Cam <------------- Link to the Nest Cam

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring is so Close!!

Was a little lazy today. Didn't do any sewing. I think I deserved a break. I did take the car in for a oil change. I don't mind going there because they have WiFi. I take my ipod with me and I have something to do. And they have a nice big flat screen to watch too, at the Toyota dealership.

Seeing some small signs of Spring coming. I'm seeing more and more robins everyday. And today got a shot of the American Goldfinches on my thistle feeder today. As you can see their feathers are changing over to the bright yellow. Sure sign that spring is almost here!

Tonight on the 6 o'clock news they had info about the Eagle Nest Cam that is not to far from where I live in North West Illinois. They have a web cam set up in the tree where there is an eagle sitting on a nest with 3 eggs in it. They are expected to hatch the April 1. Here is a link to the live feed of mama eagle. It just switch over to night vision camera now. Be sure to check it out in the morning. Just amazing to watch her get up every 10 minutes or so and turn the eggs and then sit back down.
Click on this link to view-------> Decorah, Iowa Eagles Nest Cam

Here is one of the screen shots they took today.

Please check it out especially during the day!

I added a few more items to ebay last night. I just love this little elephant which I made with a pattern by Betty of Square Nails Primitives. She has a picture trail website from where she sells her patterns but it doesn't seem to be working right now without having to put in a password. If you want to contact her let me know.

Have a wonderful weekend Everyone!!!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring is Right Around the Corner!

One more week to go!! As you can see from my new header picture, I'm ready for Spring! That picture was taken last Spring while we were in North Carolina at the Biltmore House. If you are ever in Asheville, NC you really need to stop there for a tour of the gorgeous house, and gardens which are breath taking especially in the spring.

Hope you all remembered to turn your clocks ahead. I'm so ready for more daylight. Never ready to change all the clocks in the house though.

So here are a few things I'v been working on lately. They are currently listed in my ebay.
Click on this link----> ebay

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Critters!

I've got a brand new pattern!! You can download my piggie as an instand download from Pattern Mart right now! Just click on the link over there to the right. He will also be available in my etsy shop and on my website.

And I made this sweet little doggie a couple of days ago with a pattern from Betty of Square Nails Primitives. She sells her patterns from only her Picture Trail site. Wonderful patterns and so easy to follow too! I'll be listing this doggie in my etsy shop tonight.

Everyone have a wonderful Sunday evening! I've got to get back to sewing!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sweet Bunnies!

I have some more new items that I'll be listing tonight in my etsy shop!! I'm so excited about these bunnies. Just love the expressions on their faces! These guys were made with a pattern by Chestnut Junction. Check her out when you have a chance. Wonderful primitive and stitchery patterns!!

We had another beautiful sunny day, only today was a little cooler. Sure a big difference from the weather we had a couple of days ago with freezing rain. Here's a pic I captured the next morning. Love how the sun sparkles on the frozen drops on the branch! If you look close you can see bubbles frozen in the bottom drop. Pretty cool huh! Click on the picture to make it bigger.

This is short post for tonight. Have to finish up supper! Have a great evening!