We've had a bumper crop of cherries this year! If I'm sitting I'm pitting! We have a 4 in 1 cherry tree that self pollinates. Jim made a natural bee-hive home to attract native bees and I think it has worked! The cherries are Bing, Ranier and 2 others that I can't remember. Supposedly they… Continue reading It’s Cherry Season Again!
We live near a pond and a creek and there is plenty of wildlife. This year we are fortunate to see the Mallard ducks raising their young! We've been watching this Momma and her babies for almost a week. She had 11 but is now down to 7. She must be an experienced Momma. … Continue reading Duck Mothers
I have been working on this scrap quilt daily. I completed 2 border sides and now am working on the remaining 2 before I continue on with my planned solid border which will be next. Talk about LOTS OF SCRAP!! Truthfully I had no idea how this design was going to come out and several… Continue reading Making Progress and an Oriole!
The Vermont Quilt Festival! One of the nice things about traveling is you never know what surprises will pop up! The Vermont Quilt Festival was one of those surprise coincidences that was happening very close to where we were camped in Vermont...and how could I not resist? For your enjoyment. Most of these were from… Continue reading Vermont Quilt Festival!
Hi All! Ahh! Now the fun of the trip coming home. We decided to travel the northern route by way of Canada! I thought it would make for a great adventure and shock some of my nerves to see how easy (or hard) it would be to cross the border with our RV! Garmin took… Continue reading Scenes from the Dashboard Series: The Road FROM Vermont!
Hi Friends! We've been gone for a little over a week on a camping trip to Vermont. Our destination was South Hero, VT for a family reunion. As part of my 'Scenes from the Dashboard' series I'd thought I'd post some highlights of that trip. We planned our journey to take us on the way… Continue reading Scenes From The Dashboard Series: The Road to Vermont!
Hi Friends! We have cherries!!!! I can hardly believe it! We haven't yet had a crop of cherries. Sure, we've had the half dozen or so but our tree is so so young, combined with the last 2 years of terrible weather that affected the pollination that we have been hoping and praying this year… Continue reading Cherries! Oh Yum!
This is a good bye post and a post just for me to remember the best cat I've ever owned -- and I add to say ever KNOWN. Hands Down. Chloe came into our lives in July 2009 and has been a re-occurring feature here on the blog. What made her so different from all… Continue reading Sad Day Here – We said goodbye to our 1 in 2 Million
I decided to take a photo every day this week to record the progress of our melting snow! Monday... Tuesday... Wednesday... Thursday... Friday... Saturday... March...in like a lion and out like a lamb. Though here in Chicagoland the wolf can show up any time! Happy Spring everyone! ~Cathy
I went to another Estate Sale this morning. This one was only a few miles from my house so I figured why not! I could tell from the pictures that there would be plenty of things to interest me.. Things like fat quarters... ...and more fat quarters... ...and more fat quarters, along with this singer… Continue reading Affordable Sewing Finds At the Estate Sale!