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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Don't Lose Your Thread, It's Not Your Fault!

A customer came in the other day that wasn’t a quilter (can you believe it).  She brought a friend that was an avid quilter and explained why we collected things, i.e. fabric.  We are hunter-gathers and have to fulfill this deep seated need of ours.  So the next time you are feeling guilty about topping up the stash you have at home, remember It's Not Your Fault!

 
 

Isn't this is brilliant!  What a great way to have thread and bobbin available anytime. 
No winding bobbins before you start or struggling to find one to match.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Birds, the Bees and the Gooseberry Bush


Who knew dogs liked berries?  We screened off the gooseberry bush from the birds, but little did we know there was another culprit picking our berries.  I ventured out one afternoon to find the dog inside the enclosure gently picking the berries off the branches.  He looked up at me with that “I’ve been caught look” and scooted out.  Mr. Innocent himself with a leaf sticking out the side of his mouth!

The humming birds have been a treat this year.  Our feeders were very busy with bees as well, unfortunately.  The new weeping mulberry has been a great perch on one side of the porch with the magnolia working out as a wonderful look out on the other side.  Two little males with their brilliant iridescent green feathers and red neckties sit guarding their respective feeders.  I have to say that I do love it when they duel. If you haven’t seen it, they swoop in giant u-shaped arcs in the sky.  Amazing feats of aerial acrobatics! 

A few weeks ago, I packed up my sewing projects into the trunk of the car and put the cover on the machine I leave behind.  Boo hoo!

Leaving our summer haven behind is not what Pip had in mind.  Sitting in mud puddles and chasing farm vehicles down our lane has been FABULOUS!  He looks so trim and fit.  Wish I could say the same! 

 

Summer is over….but my favorite season has arrived! 
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Open House, September 14th!