Sunday, December 29, 2013

Beautiful Skies

I live in Southern Idaho, near the Snake River Canyon.
Every winter, eagles come from father north and hunt in the canyon.
A few years ago, someone told us about a tree were they congregate after a days hunting.
It is difficult to get a good picture of them, as this tree is off the beaten path, 
but because you go in the early morning or late afternoon, 
I always get a great shot of the sky.

I remember this morning, it was sooooo cold.

And here are just two of them.

This is a morning shot. 

I'm not going to lie, there is no eagle in this picture,
and these are the trees down the road, but I love the color of the sky.

See, there was an eagle there, he was just leaving.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quiet Book

I have been making a Quiet Book for my grandson.
I really wished thought the other grandma made him one already.
This is not my first quiet book, but  I wish I would could follow a pattern.

I turned to Pinterest and Google Image, and came up with some ideas.

My own personal thought...and there aren't many...
a zip-lock bag to put in pieces that escape.

I had made a few pages before I remembered where I put the felt and plastic.
They were in the craft box...Surprise!

I love having a laminator , for oh so many reasons,
but I laminated these postcards so he can use them over and over again. 

I used fabric for easy.

If you live in Wisconsin, you need a snowman page.

My husband had so much fun making a fishing pole.

Good thing I found the plastic.  
I also tried sticky backed magnets on the fabric, without good results,
but with the laminated fish, they worked great.

I still need some cars for this page.

You may have noticed that it is not finished.
I think I need  2 more hours and we will have it done.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Too Cold for School Day!!

 I was preparing for a Christmas program this week and 
I really wanted to do this for the tables.  

I needed 2 more table runners.
I feel blessed that when I asked my friend Liz
she sent me this one in the mail.

So, I still needed 1 more.
That is when we got a "Too Cold for School Day"
Turns out the buses wouldn't start.

I took it as a sign that I had time to make 1 more.

Have you ever done this method?
You quilt as you go.

I must admit that I poked my eye with a needle while binding..
still not sure how that happened.

 I have always wanted something for this table.
Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Busy Week

I have been so busy this week, 
and my sewing machine has been lonely.

I did go to the Forgotten Carols and totally enjoyed it.

Here is a glimpse into a very original Christmas Musical.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Minky Backs

 When I made this quilt,  I envisioned a bright pink minky back. I found the minky  (on Amazon and it is a nice minky) and t...