Monday, May 31, 2010


I took pics today of 3 of our roosters. They are looking good, so I thought I would share them with you. The colorful rooster is a bantam Partridge Brahma, the black with the red comb and wattles is a Black Australorp, and the black one with the black comb is our Black Sumatra. They all have such remarkable personalities, I am so glad to know each one of them. Pics of the other roosters and hens soon.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another Owl Bag

I started another bag. I like it, roomy and bigger than the other one. It matches the owl quilt a little more closely. One of the kids wants it to be a pillow, but bag it shall be. I need to make a strap for it and put the top and zipper in as well. Perhaps I should clean my house next...maybe.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


We went for milkshakes the other night, John and Emilia shared. She had so much fun doing this and loved that she actually got the same treat as the big kids.

Friday, May 28, 2010

And more blooms

What is blooming right now

Summer is here and the flowers are once again in bloom. No, I have not weeded, who has time for that...certainly not me, but the flowers still bloom. Here are the latest pics for your enjoyment.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Variation on a theme

I was thinking about cleaning up in one of the rooms of my house where I put together the owl quilt. As I started folding up leftovers and organizing scraps, I realized an owl bag/purse was definitely in order. I don't like to clean anyway, so I began sewing, using up scraps of this and that as I went along. I even had a zipper laying around, so I put a fun boxy top on the bag. Finished dimensions were 13 1/2" wide by 14" tall and 5" thick. This thing is so roomy and holds all manner of my crap...and I take a lot of crap with me everywhere. I included 2 big pockets inside and a loop to clip my keys to, I am always dumping out the entire contents of my bags to find my keys...which are always hiding on bottom. I think I may be stuck on these owls for quite some time, they are just so fun for me.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I finished the owl quilt today. It took less than a week from dream to reality. I am very excited to show it off. This quilt pretty much made itself. I just love all aspects of it. Finished size is 58"x66 1/2".

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Owl Quilt Comes motion quilting

I have been working in all my spare time(hahahaha) on this quilt, I would really like to get it all finished up in less than a week. Things that take too long have a way of not getting finished up around here. So, the top is completed, and now I are quilting and sewing on the binding. I am pleased with how the whole thing is turning out. There are some wonky places, but I am the queen of wonk. This is the largest item I have quilted with my machine, and it has been quite fun.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Best Ideas Come From Dreams

Around Mother's Day I had a dream about my husband and I asleep in bed. The quilt that was on my bed was so fun and amazing. I just had to make it. So I woke up and sketched out what I had seen in my sleep. All the fabrics it was made of were fabrics I already had right here at home, so I was able to start right away. This is the most fun quilt top I have made. I thought you might like to see the progress shots.