Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wood Hazel

I was asked by a couple of blogger buddies I've know since my painting days, to post some pictures of Hazel. Thank you so much for your interest in our new puppy! You will see in her picture how honored she was to pose for you!

Losing Mabel was hard. She was a good dog and very sweet. Not long after her death, we couldn't take her absence any longer and searched for another beagle, When we found Hazel she was just about 7 weeks old. Now she's almost 8 months old and what a spunky little thing she is. Total opposite of Mabel, as black is to white (Mabel's main color was white and Hazel's main color is black :) ).

Hazel occasionally enjoys a good tail chasing and when she catches her tail, she'll drag herself across the room! She sleeps on her back and when it's chilly she will crawl all the way under the wood stove. Hazel actually thinks she's talking, when she greets the girls after school and knows exactly when each bus is due (unless of course she's passed out, under the stove).

We feel so lucky to have Hazel. She's smart, caring, stubborn and an instant member of the family. She;s our Hazelnut!

And here she is!


And here she is, in her favorite position. You can see she's actually smiling!!!!!

Hazel Upside Down

Ok, modesty isn't one of her qualities!!!!!

Thank you again for your interest in Hazel, ladies!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Natural Beauty!

Yesterday ended with a decent cover of snow. The snow eventually turned to an icy mix throughout the night. When I woke up this morning, I was surprised by two things; school had a two hour delay...

and THIS VIEW! Yesterday we woke up to frozen pipes. Image dealing with that before the morning java!!! This morning was quite different and greatly appreciated! Astounding that Mother Nature.

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Can you see our Hazel, in the bottom right corner? Such the snow puppy!

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It's difficult to see but there is a beautiful fog over the swamp that catches the light.

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And there's my youngest daughter enjoying the extra couple hours outside, before school.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Found Some Cool Widgets For My Blog

Hi everyone!
I couldn't believe some of the fun countries I saw in my hit log, visiting my blog. Thought it would be fun to share with you. So I went online and found some fun widgets that track from where some of the hits are coming.

Thank you everyone for your visits and revisits to my blog! I greatly appreciate your interest. Would love to hear from you, so please feel free to comment on any of the posts.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Sneaks of the Rail Fence Quilt

This is a picture of our Wednesday snow storm. I enjoyed watching the snow fall from the window, as I quilted. What a majestic scene. Not long after starting, the snow was supposed to turn to rain, but it didn't until much later in the evening. That night, we had some really cool thunder and lightening. What a cool storm and almost on the anniversary of our terrible ice storm that really knocked the heck out of our state, last year.

I am using a flower and a leaf stencil I created a while ago and connecting them with a nice meandering line. The quilting will be hand quilted all over the quilt.

I really love the colors. The quilt reminds me of raining candy ! Yummmmmmm.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Since Beginning of September

Wow, can't believe I hand quilted all these in less than 3 months. Some of these quilts have a LOT of hand quilting on them. I KNOW because my fingers are so callused, I have a hard time using my sense of touch! In the past, I'd quilt one and then take a break for a month or two.

Been enjoying the quilting so much lately, one is not even done before another is either started or fully considered. These days, I have fabric set aside for several quilts, at once! Just can't stop! Maybe it's because of the unfriendly economy that is pushing me towards my old, favorite, comforting craft. I know I feel the kind presence of my family that have long since passed away; hear the conversations we used to have while we did our sewing.... I am lucky to have such memories.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

What I Am Working On Now

I am so excited to do another crazy quilt! They are so much fun. Must admit, sometimes not as easy as they look. So many pieces cut at once, all getting mixed and repaired, and making sure they all face the correct direction when sewing can sometimes not go as smoothly as I would like. Aaaah, but when the quilt is done, it looks so good and effortless.

Shown are blocks I've started with fabrics for my crazy fence rail quilt. I have been dying to use a fun teal with pink and yellow, and this time, I WENT FOR IT!

Hoping the finished piece is either a twin or full size quilt. So many quilts available for purchase are smaller (lap, baby, throw....). I'd like to have a fun quilt that can be thrown on an entire bed. It's so fun to offer a pile of quilts and have a guest pick one to cuddle with for the night.

Must admit this winter it's been hard to imagine cuddling with quilts! It's December and My New England garden has roses blooming and daylilies sprouting. Starting to worry what next spring will bring, if all are so confused now.... That's a head-scratcher.

Yippee! Over 1500 Hits!

Thank you everyone for looking at my blog! I never thought I'd have such loyal followers. Appreciate all the hits and interest in what I am doing!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pink Christening Quilt Wholecloth FINISHED!

As promised, more pics!

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I really love the way this baby quilt turned out. It was a challenge to follow my lightly drawn lines for the pattern but well worth the effort.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christening Quilt Wholecloth

Repeated a stencil over and over and then hand quilted the intricate pattern. Total time took a little over two weeks to complete. Always relaxes me to do this type of quilting.

I promise to have more pics tomorrow!