Wednesday, May 25, 2016

IN the life of summertime gardeners and robin and feline keepers..

A lot has happened in a few days....we spent 4 full days labouring as Gardeners...
Listen, this is no job for the faint of heart....this is a very tough job...
both of our bodies have been trying to recover lol

David and I worked as a team, I laid low to the ground digging up
weeds, I also removed all the old mulch....( last year we thought we purchased
cedar, turned out to be coloured wood chips which did not stop the weeds)
This year we got real cedar....hopefully that will help in 5 hours weeding...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Robin chick update....and a NEW Eye Glass Pouch/ button colour change

I finally was able to get a photo of our wee ROBIN resting. I am sure  MAMA Robin was gruelling her on the importance of keeping low...I am trying not to be a bother to the Mama so I was out early this am and took but 2 photos on a very high ladder to capture these....

So this will have to do for today...
I am not sure where the other two eggs are, unless this wee thing is sitting on them...
they could be tucked in the corner as I did not see any broken shells on the ground...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Calling Spring over here....LOOK! PIE PERSONALITY and more...





I don't think the child in me will ever find another home...
SHE is so happy in ME...We both love GINGHAM and gingham like things...
Take this Windmill, and it is the size of a beachball, I found it today
at Hobby Lobby on the American side...I became 7 years old all over again.
blowing it, whipping it in the air, playing with the custom guy when I returned home..
Even he was smiling.....

Friday, May 13, 2016

Do you remember this? A kiss is just a kiss....




Remember this couple...* below in colour....
It was a contest by a well known fabric manufacturer
- using solids....Cori and I worked on this mini quilt together
we were so excited as it was so perfectly appliqued, stitched and quilted
and it was a perfect square...Well we came in LAST....

Monday, May 9, 2016

Did you hear? What a shocker this was...


Some feathered friends have found a new home...OURS! You just never know who is moving into the neighborhood! 

"The Robins" are coming...to our bedroom window ... We were so busy this weekend, staining and putting up our sails on our deck, we barely noticed all the chirping from a dear Robin Mumm...Seems she too will be celebrating MUMM's day very soon... We certainly noted she was spending a lot of time by our bedroom window, we could hear the commotion for the past week....

David then climbed the ladder and noted Mr and Mrs Robin have found our fireplace vent as a perfect home... and as I was so interested in learning more about their new babies....I dug this up.... Don't you just love the colour of their EGGS! 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Something is terribly WRONG! ( paper ladies)

  Somehow the same enthusiasm is just not felt here....  I have been busy hand quilting Cori's beautiful Paper Ladies Quilt...ONE YEAR of applique...her detail is just AWE-spiring....

However not to my riot boys? I have been stitching almost none stop for 2.5 days and I am already 1/2 way through the ladies and other blocks....it is looking so good...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the 4th BE with HIM Always..




Whew almost forgot to let you know......it was Sumo's birthday today...we like to celebrate each month he is still with us...As none of us are sure how long his stay will be, each month is such a lovely blessing. Of course he does not know he is not well so today when I cried a bit he was a bit concerned...... He wanted to cuddle a lot today....He so has my heart!

I know it is pretty silly, but when you wake up to kisses from your hubby and your riot boys, your day just starts off so well...

Ok, we are all off to bed...

There is LIGHT and I had to have it..!


I wish I could say there is something wrong with me.... you know 
my relationship with gingham....but there is no cure for that 
so am I  not going to explore that any further..:)

But I do have this ailment when it comes to LIGHT!
...
I recently found this on EBAY, it is a TEA POT
and the shade is at least 50 years old.....