Friday, February 04, 2011

Hungry Birds

We've been putting lots of feed out for the birds this week.  The fountain in the tiny pond near the feeders was frozen, so I poured some hot water on it to get the water going and melt some of the ice so the birds could get a drink. 
There was heavy traffic at the feeders yesterday and quite a variety of birds.  They are very busy this morning looking for the seed, which is covered by last night's snow, so I'll go out and uncover it and fill the hanging feeder.  I don't know how many hours I spent standing at the window watching them yesterday.  It was impossible to walk by and not stop to look.


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Quilters Guild of Dallas Meeting This Week

I'm so happy to be invited back to my hometown guild to give the program and workshop this week.  The guild meeting is Thursday night (January 6) and the two-day workshop is Friday and Saturday.  For information about the guild, go to .

Monday, January 03, 2011

Twisted Stitchers Ornament Exchange

WOW!  What a treat it was to come home from our Twisted Stitchers party with a bag full of fabulous handmade, unique ornaments!  Thank you, Sandy, for another great evening at your lovely home.
Becky's fused glass trees.

Julie's chenille stem trees.

Sharon's "world's tiniest table runners"

Tonya's amazing variety of felt and metal goodies.

Judy's handpainted glass ornaments. 
Sandy's Zentangled stocking and my felt and metal snowflake.
Juanita's vintage tin houses.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Pillowcases for Christmas

It seems like children get way too much stuff for Christmas.  So much that they are overwhelmed by it all.  Hmmm, I'm sounding like a...grandma, which I am.  I'll bet my own grandparents said the same thing when my cousins and I were little.  My maternal grandparents gave each of us cousins a paper sack with an orange, an apple, some nuts and candy and $1.00.  But that was when a dollar would buy five gallons of gas!  My paternal grandparents were more indulgent, as I was an only grandchild on that side for a long time.  Dolls--I still have Daisy--and other toys, until I began reading, and then every year I received a subscription to National Geographic.  I loved every issue.  Anyway, this year we got simple gifts for the six grandkids and grandniece and nephew, but I made everyone a pillowcase and put them on pillows.  Here are five of the eight that I made.  They loved them!  I think I'll do this every year.