I've had a few small finishes. When cleaning my sewing rooms I found some things that were close to completion. This was part of Lynette Anderson's www.lynetteandersondesigns.typepad.com Noah's ark pattern. I enlarged the block and framed it ready for spring.
Some wool applique recently finished. I love working with wool. I couldn't resist this pattern. Once it's framed all I'll need is some yellow flowers to match. It shouldn't be too much longer -all of my daffodils are up and have buds on them!
Sometimes, when I really love a fabric I need to use every little scrap
Here's the front - a pincushion using a little design from Cinderberry Stitches www.cinderberrystitches.typepad.com .
I'm putting this at the end of this post so if you are squemish - stop reading.
Here's a tip for those of you who burn firewood. Don't just scoop up a big armful of logs and put them next to your fireplace. You may have an unwelcome visitor.
Apparently this little fellow crawled into the woodpile to hibernate.
When I brought the logs into the house, he must have warmed up and woken up. My daughter was looking at the bricks above the fireplace and asked "what's that?" Luckily my husband was home, and I am proud to report that I came out of hiding long enough to help. In my opinion one of the benefits of being married is having someone to get rid of spiders, catch mice, kill cooperheads , and now bats. This is what a terrific man I'm married too: first he stood there with it until I could take a picture of it; then he let it go outside. But there was snow on the ground and the bat was obviously struggling and couldn't fly. Just a moment before I was ready for him to kill it, but then I felt sorry for it. So he scooped it up again and took it to a covered place where at least it wouldn't get wet and maybe go back to it's nap.
So now I bring in one log at a time and make sure I check it thoroughly.