Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hallowistmas House

My favorite UnRuly Quilter has issued another irresistible challenge. Imagine a suburban area connecting two towns. A place where the customs of one town have merged with the customs of another in a cheery yet creepy way. The towns are named Halloweentown and Christmastown. The suburb is called ...Hallowistmas.

*In my head Rod Serling was narrating that bit above* ;0)

The idea is to create quilt blocks with wonky houses, but not just any old house...a Hallowistmas house. What would a wonky wonderful house in Hallowistmas look like? Who would live there? Would Mummies bake Christmas cookies? You get the idea.

So here is my first house...
The background is black with a creepy crawly iridescent spiderweb pattern.

I intend to make a few more and I think the next one will be a bit better than my first, a bit wonkier. Off I go!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wreath in Bloom

Oh Boy I have been busy. As you can clearly see my "winter" wreath needed some love. Little did I know that it needed some love from Attic24.I have discovered through Thimbleanna (one of my favorite blogs)
a wonderful, hooky fabulous blog named...yes... Attic24.

In this incredible Attic of crochet inspiration I learned how to make these cheery flowers... and these luscious leaves.

Rugby is not... happily cooperating with the modeling but...
My battered twiggy wreath is extremely joyous to don the sweet things.
Ahhhh..yeah...much better. Warm days are on their way.
I think it needs just a few more...or maybe a dozen! I can't stop making them. ;0) j

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Shots

We took a little drive today to get out in the sunshine and although some of these photos look a bit dry and brown, it is because the snow has just melted (not at our house...south of us) and the plants haven't had the chance to "green up" yet. a little green here...No green here.
It is very green here!
Rugby's first spring dip!

Chilly glacial water...nice on the paws. ;0)

Friday, April 1, 2011


Oh Man... Mom's got that camera out again. Ahhh... the sun... so warm. Sooo warm.
I wasn't sure it would ever be warm here.
Mmm...smells good... melting snow, squirrels, birds and mud...the sweet smell of mud.
Alright mom... enough with the camera.
Let me enjoy this moment please.