Monday, January 26, 2015

Stick with me....and Sneak Peak..

Ok, so it took me 3 attempts at designing Stick with Me Pattern Holders
( keeps your pattern on your frame- easier to keep focused)

yes 3 Designs, till I got it right...well at least it looks good today...
I never failed even in the first ones...I just was not 100% happy with the results...

and I added stick with me on the design...it is very faint...but that was intentional...
and then ordered some  custom fabric ...

It arrived ( Friday)  and we got busy making new magnet Pattern Holders this weekend...

They are 10.00 each plus shipping...
I will say those who have them, ( first and second attempts)
these are perfect....

Connect with me if you want one...madamesamm@me.com
I have 2 dozen made..


and I a sneak peak of what I have been busy at for our upcoming
BLOG HOP this week..
WE SUPPORT YOU....

This is my second project...And Lord knows, I will have at least a few
things to show you...

Brooke will be just laughing at this one...again, I have my way
of doing patterns...NOT recommended but it works for me...
MORE on that later next week..


She has been a wonderful cheerleader for this hop..
She has been a huge support..




Oooops forgot to add..
If you are not tired of GINGHAM...
from Studio E...very soon..
I am SPRINGing our Kitchen and French Doors with a NEW look..
Scott is thrilled...lol

I have designed 3 new patterns....




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sometimes a gentle reminder to be HAPPY - even if it is only for 4.08 minutes



JOIN ME....LET’S GET HAPPY FOR A FEW MINUTES.....

It works, I am already HAPPIER....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Speaking of birds...Sumatra and I were doing some bird watching..


These photos were taken yesterday and today...
Both Sumatra and I were thrilled that our Red Bellied Woodpecker
has been a regular visitor...
Seems us sitting on the window bench for hours has payed off..
Even Sumatra was optimistic, she had her legs crossed..
She is a rather large cat so seeing her in the window, you would
think the Birds would stay away...

Not so....So you can see why we just had to have  BIRD HOP..
details in post below....






I was quick to see this RED capped bird fly when I realized it was HIM..
He is certainly male and what is surprising he is far from home...They are not known
to be in our area...more North Carolina..

Maybe he heard through the wires....we have very good FEED ....lol


Sumatra was looking at him on this peak of our very old barn wood wall...




Doesn't he look so handsome..it is -14 below ZERO...
Does not seem to be bothering him in the least...




Here he is in our Pear tree with some wee sparrows who don't seem to concerned by him..


I think he was asking this wee sparrow..."When does she put out the nuts"....They love NUTS
as much as the blue jays..

                    I think this sparrow was showing him how easy it is to land ...wink...


                Our male Blue Jays are not so thrilled at the competition..he is looking out for him...


Here he is  asking " What's with the WOODPECKER?" or something like that...


He  is zooming down for his peanuts...I think he called some friends for help...



They were sticking 2 peanuts in their mouths....

and far in the corner, we both noted our squirrels are a bit concerned that a new 
BIRD will be taking their peanuts too....

I think this one on the fence about the whole thing...possibly enjoying
the sun, warming his belly...

How I love my mornings....
I really do need a BIRD QUILT.....