Friday, May 20, 2011

I picked up this lovely vase at Goodwill yesterday, it's perfect for lilacs & looks very 50-ish, I love it! It's nice to finally have some flowers blooming, though the weather is still a bit iffy. At least we're having a bit more sun, I really needed some of that.

My little Bodhi has grown a tiny bit, he's got that goofy one ear up thing going, it's adorable! He's got a sweet personality and he seems to be pretty smart for a puppy. He's got spunk for sure, I think obedience training will be a challenge with this little guy.

I've been doing some hand sewing on kid's clothes, making a pile of stuff to hopefully put on Etsy eventually. I've sold things on eBay before, but not my crafts. I'm not sure what will sell on there (that will sell for enough to make it worth the work, at least) so I'm probably going to try some different things and see how it goes. I always having trouble trying to figure out what to charge, I put so much time into the things I make that I want to get a decent price for the work, but I don't want to overprice it either.
I've also been trying to get caught up on my Barbara Brackman Civil War blocks. I'm getting there, but I'm still a couple blocks behind. Hopefully I'll get caught up this weekend! Hope you have a good weekend~

Sunday, May 01, 2011


This is our new puppy, Bodhi, we just picked him up this weekend. He's such a cutie and very sweet natured. He's long haired, like our other shepherd, but he's not as fluffy as she was at the same age.

They look pretty comfortable together, don't they? Kira's been really lonely and seems happy to have a new friend, she's being very gentle with him. She's so big that I was worried that she might try to play too rough with him or accidently step on him, but she's doing great with him. She'll be glad when he gets bigger and can run and play with her like Panzer used to.

I finally finished this quilt, yay! We've been having such yucky weather that I didn't get to take a photo of it, but I hope to have a photo of the completed quilt soon. It was a king size quilt and it took me a while to hand quilt it, my fingers were getting pretty sore! So glad to have it done so I can get working on some other projects.

I did manage to get a couple more Annie dolls done, this one is for my cousin. She had asked if I could get some fabric that belonged to my Aunt Dee who died a few months ago and use it for the doll's clothes. The family didn't have any fabric from my aunt (she was a crocheter), but did have some nice old hankies, so I made the apron from one. I'm so glad my cousin had that idea.

We haven't had much spring weather yet, it's been a very gloomy, rainy spring so far with very little sunshine. Today was pretty nice, windy with a little sun here & there. We have a few things blooming, my hyacinth and tulips are out, but it's still too chilly for a lot of the plants & flowers to take off. Can't wait for the warmer weather to arrive!