Saturday, March 29, 2014

Inlet Trail 2014

It rained HARD last night. I couldn't wait to walk the Inlet trail by my house. The sound of rushing water was everywhere. And so were the wildflowers.

I spied little pink flowers, that from behind looked like Shooting Stars. I came home and looked them up in a wildflower handbook - Calypso orchids - no bigger than a thumbnail.

Horsetail was sprouting all along the creek banks.

The ferns are starting to come back, they're loving all this water.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paper Basket

I saw this on Facebook and wanted to share.

It's made from paper packing strips. There's a great tutorial here.

Spunky Says

You hide...

I'll count.

Friday, March 21, 2014

More Quilt of Valor

And in among all the other sewing, I'm still piecing blocks for my Quilt of Valor.

Half way.

Friday, March 14, 2014


... at last! In January I was cleaning closets and purging UFO's. When I came to this knitted fabric rug I was determined to toss it. Then I saw how close I was to being done. Now that it's finished, I'm really glad I persevered. I love the colors! And while it's not soft on bare feet, it *is* thick and cushiony. Just right for relieving fatigue while standing at the ironing board.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Preemie Quilt

I had leftover 'coins' from the Stacked Coins quilt so I made a matching preemie quilt.