Saturday, November 18, 2017

Settling In & Sewing

The weather has still not brought snow but it is cold & windy. Last week there was an unusual day with stillness, no wind & the view of the reflection of Bay du Vin Island on the glass like water was beautiful. I grabbed my camera & the pups & out we went!

 Baxter & Bridget just love to run in the backyard, Baxter is the faster runner of the two.

                       To get a closer view of the island,  I had the telescopic lens on.

 It just doesn't show what I was seeing or feeling in the stillness of that day.
                                   There was a duck enjoying the still water though! lol

 Baxter-Loree will soon be a year old next month & has really come into his own.

 Bridget-Loree will have her birthday next month too & she is a bossy one with Baxter.

When they are outside though, the tables are turned & Baxter chases her everywhere!

 Look at his hind legs, they are springs! He can sprint faster than any dog I've ever had!

 Bridget knows he will chase her & stays at the breaker wall by the shore.
I gave up on the two & headed for the house.

                              And upstairs in the stained glass studio, I spy with my little eye...

                                Rexton! She was watching us from the second story window. lol

 I made Bridget a new coat out of a baby sleeping bag & trimmed it with some Dalmatian faux fur.

 Baxter just could not leave her alone for a photo of her wearing her coat.

                                    These two are so playful when you put clothing on them.

                                        Making a photo opportunity nearly impossible! lol

                                                      Finally! Bridget open your eyes! lol

                                                               Such a pretty pup in pink!

                                                    Yes, Baxter, you're a handsome pup too!
Very nice!

                                              Bridget put your tongue back in your mouth!

                                                Yes, your frowning & showing your teeth!
                                                         I can see you've had enough! lol

 I had to take a double take... Rexton you're in my cupboard on the summer wall hanging quilt!

My Audience Being Patient

                             This trio loves being in my sewing room & all over my cutting table.

                                        This day though, they could smell something good!

 I had a few wee scraps from Bridget's coat, not too big but not small enough to throw out, so I made a couple of Dalmatian mice for the cats,

Tom had the right idea! Mmmmmmm catnip,

It gave me joy watching him.

I left this mouse with him.

 And the other was given to Mr. Boot's, he wasn't too keen on it,

 Rexton loved it!

 She played with for awhile & then napped. lol

So, so many flying geese to make this flannel nautical quilt, off to the longarm quilter next week! 

 And this beauty is done too! The outer border is all metallic & looks so regal in real life. It was done with a panel in the center & then I bordered it with friendship stars all around it. Yes, it's a girlfriend of mine, that is a huge Snow White fan. lol
I've also been rug hooking some of my Christmas gifts, will show those on Christmas Day.
I've been finishing the Santa that Elizabeth gifted me with several years ago. This year it will hang up as a finished wall hanging.
 I was now thinking of a burlap bag filled with miniature toys in it, rather than the wreath?

And snowflakes, in different sizes, all around the blue background. I'm going to sew glass beads on for the eyes too. It is all about the details!!

I love Christmas and the house is starting to have patches of Christmas in it.

Kathleen & David surprised me with this beautiful tree & Santa! She said it was 'So Cynthia'. Thank you, it does go with the 50 shades of grey throughout this house! LOL
I added a pair of Chickadees that I have been making from felt & wool, they are all hand sewn in front of the TV at night.

And this is what my foyer looks like whilst I'm creating!

 These two play outside my sewing room most of the time & have been trained to NOT go upstairs, they are doing very well!

 Picking up their toys after playtime is not on their 'to do ' list! lol, I'm thankful that it is their toys they chew on, however, my AVIA jacket now has the pocket chewed out of it, do to me leaving their liver treats inside the pocket. I train them with treats when we are outside listening to commands.
My bad, I should have hung the coat in the closet rather than leaving on the monkey chair in the foyer.

I decorated the great room staircase with faux evergreen, it looks so good on the white railing!
And yes that is a Christmas scene on the TV! I used YouTube with a three-hour tradition song list & it was wonderful!!

I also played with a free pattern, yes free, from it used charm squares & works up fast. I love miniature quilts for just that reason.

The squares are to be bowties but with my fabric choices, they look more like goblets or wine glasses! I will try it again later in different fabric choices.
It is a Mari Martin pattern called November Little Quilt. It was fun to do!

Thank you for stopping by & seeing what I've been up to. I'm getting very excited about Christmas & seeing friends & family throughout the season.
I must make a trip into town to get the raisins to start the soaking of them in rum, for my Christmas Rumballs,  Namama's recipe, now our Christmas tradition.

Hope this seasonal spirit grabs you soon if you don't have it already!

I like to smile as I look at people in public, & watch as it is so contagious & wonderful, to see someones frown...get turned upside down! Try it, it feels good!

Love doesn't make the world go round,
but it certainly makes the ride worthwhile.

Have a great week this week, you deserve it!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that those two are so big already and are almost a year old. Wow! How time goes quickly. You have quite a lot of four legged friends to keep you company and keep things interesting at your house. I see you're still very busy sewing and decorating.

    I'm looking forward to see your house all decorated for Christmas this year now that you're all settled in.

    I love your dalmatian catnip mice... It reminds me of when I had three cats and we had a cat tower that was about 7 feet high. One of the cat grabbed the catnip toy and ran up to the top of the tower and went ballistic over that catnip toy and she fell all the way down to the floor. Luckily she wasn't hurt but she had a rude awakening. lol. Her name was Kitty.

    It's raining here today and the fire is crackling in the wood stove. I may just take a little nap.
    Have a great Sunday.
    Hugs, Julia