I was sitting at the kitchen table yesterday when something caught my eye out the window. OH my - I ran to grab my camera and then the telephoto lens and by the time I got back, my visitor was gone. However they came back.
|See who is peeking around the corner of the feeder??|
|Yep a blue jay - I think they can hear the shutter click through the window which is closed) but their hearing is that good.|
|Such a nice looking bird even if they cause a ruckus with the other birds|
|The partner stayed in the trees|
|And the cardinals were back - I haven't seen them in a long time and I swear I saw two males yesterday or I could have been dreaming.|
|The plain little brown birds hiding in the tree|
|This little guy wouldn't turn around!!!|
Well it was just Linda and my for embroidery yesterday. No worries - I was already working on my last block when she arrived. Look at these fun gifts that she has been working on.
|She also made several sets of these bags. A small coin purse and a catch all bag. So very cute and easy to make!!|
|Last embroidery block - DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|And here is my "Christmas" quilt!!!! I shall enjoy it all day on the studio wall.|
I was checking back through my blog and YIKES - I was working on this at the end of the 2011. Yes - three years ago. OK - I hope the next project doesn't take that long!!!! So while I have a couple of other projects ready to stitch - I did trace some little Christmas ornaments. There are EIGHT of them in total and hopefully won't take years to get them done!!!
|All eight ornaments traced!!!|
I had a LOT of pictures to edit yesterday and while I was waiting for them to load, I got out this drawer of thread and tidied it up!!!!
|One of many thread drawers - all tidied up!!!|
As I was prepping the QUILTSocial blog yesterday (check out QUILTSocial this morning to see what happens when you are NOT paying attention!!!) OK - so I am prepping yesterday and looking for projects that required different techniques and fabric type. The projects just keep flying out of the closet!!!! And they are getting done!!!! I hope to take one more day (tomorrow) to mess around with old projects and get them completed. Then I must get back on track!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't help myself - but I WANT this sewing machine. Not sure why - (oh I know why! - it is making me WANT to finish these projects.
I never read manuals for anything, but am diligently working my way through the manual for this sewing machine. As I was working last night - I decided that I am getting a GOOD book on Photoshop elements - the latest version (13) and I am going to read that damn book cover to cover. Plus I am going to move to my new computer to do the photo editing. I bet I can save a HUGE amount of time. ACK!!!!!! But to find the time to make all that happen!!!!! And I keep pulling projects out of the closet. STOP STOP STOP!!!!
Well the stockings are filled, the presents are under the tree and everyone is still in bed. I love Christmas morning. It is so peaceful and quiet here. There is no snow on the ground - a bit windy, but no rain yet. The temperature is above zero - I am tempted to ride my bike to Tim's to get my tea. Do you think they would notice if I wore my bright orange PJs on this dreary morning????
Have a very Merry Christmas.