Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
This Summer while driving to Milan, MI for the Blue Grass Festival, Fuzzy and I stopped at a rummage sale. It was my favorite kind of sale.. You take anything you want and pay whatever you think it is worth... The proceeds benefit the Susan Komen Foundation. There was TONS of stuff and they were almost done for the day. I happened upon this gem. It is a box full of pre-cut wool squares... Someone had probably intended to make a quilt. They have sat in my sewing room until recently.
I was involved in a Secret Santa Swap and my giftee mentioned that she wanted a wool pincushion. I consulted this website for directions and ended up with this.
It was fun to do... except for the choice that I made for the bottom of ultra suede... VERY difficult to hand sew through... However I think it turned out so nice, I am planning to make myself one.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Saturday morning we awoke to ice storm. A tree branch broke off a tree in our front yard from the weight of the ice formed on the branches. Luckily we still had power, unlike many people in our county. Today we took a drive around to see hundreds of branches, limbs and trees downed. The news reported that people in a neighboring county were to be without power until after Christmas.
|This is the downed tree branch.|
|Chloe can barely be noticed against the snow...checking out the frozen tree.|
|Fuzzy took some great photos capturing the beauty of the storm.|
|The chain link fence never looked so beautiful|
|Maple tree buds enclosed in ice.|