Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Late Night Visitor

Last night DH contemplated sleeping in the hammock.  Considered mosquitoes and stayed in our bed.  Good thing---a large bear wreaked havoc on our bird feeder.  He must have had a craving for sunflowers.  And he was tall--the feeder was up high on a birch tree.  Rats! Now we have to replace the feeder. :(

Did I mention this tree is about 10 feet from the corner of our garage???

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Things are back to normal here.  The Quilting on the Kenai Quilt Show is over for another year, and for the first time, I got ribbons!!  This is a viewers choice show and I placed third in crib quilts (the pastel one I made as a shop sample) and third in the Challenge category.  We had to create something using the Hoffman Challenge fabric--half yard max and identifiable minimum.  First place was a wall hanging that was fabulous--the quilting on it was spectacular (as expected from Lily), second was a jacket that was juried into a show in the Lower 48 (I didn't hear the particulars as it was announced at the fashion show after I had modeled it and was dashing back down the stairs for a clothing change!), and my wall hanging was third!!

I am very tickled!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DH Recycles!

When I finally decided to buy an ergonomically correct tilt table for my sewing machine, I was informed that they were no longer available.  WAHHHH!  So I took my handy-dandy DH into the store to show him what one looked like.  (They did have one under a machine but no way were they parting with it!!)  And this is what he crafted from a piece of a bookcase he had decapitated to allow our big screen TV to fit on it.

And now he's building me a wide ironing board that will fold down from the wall.  WaHoo!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

We have babies!!

Here is mama sitting on the babies.  DH said a few days ago she was stomping them down to sit on them, but they are too big to do that to now!!