Monday, September 20, 2010

Let It Snow!

Too early??? Sorry, I’m just excited because I finished this cute redwork banner for my front door.100_3544


The redwork stitchery pattern is by Jan Wilde and is a freebie available here.



 Well, everyone is still welcome, just ring the doorbell but I guess I better put up my Fall door decoration instead of rushing things, winter will come soon enough.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

March of the Snappers

A couple of years ago in September and again this morning on our morning dog walk we came upon the annual "March of the Snapping Turtles”.   The eggs for these little ones were laid in a flask shaped hole in the ground last May or early June.

100_3516 We searched and counted 21 hatchlings spread out marching a few yards apart some heading North and some South.  Apparently there are usually about 40 eggs laid.100_3521


This itty bitty on the quarter was so covered with mud he couldn't retract his head so I gave him a bath before sending him on his way. These little guys need all the help they can get.  It takes 12-15 years before they even reach maturity and can mate.  Full grown males will weigh an average 20 pounds and females around 12.  Their lifespan in the wild is generally not known but they can live to be 100 years old.


So Godspeed my little friends,


Tuesday, September 07, 2010



…now that it’s my favourite time of the year.  September brings with it that feeling of ‘everything falling into place’ for me.  It’s time to wrap up the gardens, the pantry is starting to groan and the freezer is reaching capacity.  The hard work in the heat is almost over and life’s pace begins to slow and regulate once more. 

   My Bronwyn Hayes Catalious block is finally finished and made into a mini (17”x17”)  ready to machine quilt.  This was my first attempt at colouring a stitchery with watercolour pencils and I’m  really pleased with the result.



100_3291 I also finished stitching another set of  stitchery's from Gail Pan’s 2009  Christmas Wish BOM that were in my UFO pile(right). I made two of the quilts as gifts last year (pre-blog).






I’d like to thank all of you who stopped by and visited for the Pets on Quilts show and left such lovely comments especially about the newest member of our family, Ruby.  Ruby has settled in nicely, it’s been fun getting to know her personality.  She now thoroughly enjoys doing her ‘beagle dance’  at the end of a good walk, on her back in the grass, legs in the air, ears flying, twisting to the beat only a happy Beagle can hear.

Now for a piece of that Peach Upside-down cake, can I cut you a slice? 



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