Saturday, September 5, 2015

Down my Bunny Trails for today

Hello there, well here it is in September.  I have been tardy again, I hope like when you went to public schools if you are tardy, what three times, you had to be punished.  I forgot how or what the punishment was though and I don't remember ever being late------ for anything.  I just strive and strive hard to not be late.  Just a thing with me.  Of course a couple of times I was nearly late when in high school.  Knowing my hubby of 54 years now was at a certain door way down a hall that I didn't really go down on the way to a class.  I just had to go down that hall and say hi and smile at him.  A girl just has to do that don't they? I won't tell that he was walking another girl to class and  I knew he would be there.  I don't think I said that out loud did I?  Funny where you thoughts go when blogging, that was not even on my mind at all, being late.   Of course you can usually tell I don't plan these posts out they just flow.   Like Grandson says lots of different bunny trails here on Nana's blog.  So grab a glass of iced tea or whatever beverage you enjoy and read on my dears, read on. 
 
We have some windows in the front of the house and they have the wooden shutter things on them. We "open our eyes" to see out the windows until we get to see the sun set in the West, the world just telling us it was a good day and the sun is going to bed. Oh I know it doesn't go to bed but like that thought anyway.   We get to enjoy the humming birds that come to visit, seeing the little ground squirrels scamper around, the little field mice ( they are bigger than the regular mice that try to come inside your home to make it their home ) eating whatever they eat and the little baby bunnies eating the grass.  Quite a little wild life herd we have out there.    Well not really but we enjoy it anyway. 
 
Now our newest member of the family has discovered the window also.   Sometimes when Dragons and their owners walk by he does get excited.  I must say the Dragons just happen to be disguised as dogs, but we won't tell him.  AND he likes to watch when Hubby goes and gets the paper in the front drive every morning.  Now mind you our fur babies are not inside babies but they do get to come in with our daily "dance" as we call it with them.   What is the dance?  That will take a bit of visiting to tell you all that,  hummmmmm might have to record that one for you. 
 
 

Charlie on the bench and loving what is going on out the window.   He has gotten excited and hit the windows  a few times and it does get nose art on it a lot.  A little higher up the window though than what sweet Jewel would create.

 
 
A close up of Charlie, I think he is part cat the way he likes to be loved.  I am impressed he sat still enough for me to take the pic of him.  Way to go Charlie.   We have had him a year now, we adopted him last September and he is now 2 1/2 years old.   Still puppy but doesn't kill an pillows or anything like that. 
 
I forgot to add we get this little guy every once in awhile at the window.   
 

 
 
We have a view outside our bedroom window/doors also.  Nothing fancy smancy but so peaceful and the birds and hummers come around.  Usually Hubby is in the chairs reading with the fur babies laying at his feet or they might be chasing the big green dragon ( trash truck).    We have  a love seat in the bedroom and it is good just to sit and enjoy the critters in the back.  Yes it is a lot to mow but we don't mind at all.  A dragon fly or 10 come out and visit and just enjoyable.   



 
 
I do have to share some fun news with you.   Last year Pam Kellogg emailed me and asked would I like to do a page for her Crazy Quilting calendar?   I agreed and such an honor  with 12 other artist around the world and the subject matter for the calendar was birds and mine she chose for July was Orioles.  Now when you type in Orioles, I had never seen one, you get lots of pictures of the baseball team.  I kept hunting and found these photos.   So I knew they were the winners so printed them off on my poplin fabric sheet and went to town and played to my hearts content.  You can see more of the calendar and order it if you would like here  and I know she would be excited for you to do so.  
   
 
 
 
 
I had so post first the what I call naked block before I started jazzing it up.  I knew I needed two birds and probably they are the same gender but beautiful birds none the less.  Well I didn't need two birds but just thought the piece needed them. 
 
 
The finished block, a friend do you have it framed and hung in a special spot?  Nope just in a stack with all the other pieces I have done.  I have put some of the pieces in a book I made, I guess these guys need something special don't they?   I have thought about selling my embellished blocks so someone could make what they wanted with them but that is it----thought.
 
 

 
A close up of the finished block
 
 
                         The pics below are close ups of what I added to the naked block. 
  
 


 
 
 
I have more to chat about but I didn't want to wear your eyes out, so I guess that means another post for September.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today.
 
 XOXO
Annette
 

 


3 comments:

  1. Hi Annette, your blocks are stunning. I am working on a pin cushion swap at the moment. I'm spending a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, so stitching really helps to pass the time. I love the look of you back porch, so relaxing/ Our weather has turned very chilly, which is disappointing (sigh!), but hopefully we'll have a little more sunshine before Autumn really takes hold. Blessings my friend.

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  2. Oh Annette--that block is just scrumptious!! I recognize that round orange piece!! I always love reading your blog and going down all those bunny tracks with you!!

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  3. Oh how I love to hop down your trails with you and see what is going on in your world!!
    I love how your patio furniture turned out!! So sunny and beautiful!! I also adore those bird blocks!! Gorgeous!!
    So glad to hear you and the Mr. are doing well! xo

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