Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hex Flowers

My flowers for this week.  Its grey and overcast outside, so I had to take this inside, where its also grey and overcast.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Well I got my first book to review from BookSneeze yesterday.  I am really eager to read it and do the review, but I have a bit of dog business I need to do in my spare time first.  But I can say that I will be posting a review within the week! 

Due to the dog work I need to get done, I did not have a chance to sew any last night.  I hope to have a flower for tomorrow though, I only need to finish a few hex's....

Monday, June 21, 2010

My batteries died!

Both my personal pbetteries and the camera batteries died.  I worked hard this weekend, but have no photos to show for it.  I got the garden cleaned up a bit. It was the first weekend with no rain in a while, so there was lots too do.  Its not perfect yet, but its looking better! 
I started alterations on one skirt, and started sewing another.  The one I am sewing is a no pattern skirt.  I need a few easy care dog show skirts, so I decided to make my own. Nothing fancy, just serviceable.  And cheap-the linen was on sale so the whole thing cost me less than 5 dollars. Hopefully I will remember to pick up batteries for the camera and I can share my progress with both the garden and the sewing.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Reusing hexie papers and white green and more white

Thank you for all the nice comments about my flowers!  I am really happy I pulled this one back out of storage to work on.  the break was good though as I am rejuvenated.

Knowing that I have lots and lots of white to do, last night I started cutting. I think I cut enough white hexies for about 6 more flowers.  But, I don't have enough hex papers for that many, so I really will need to start working on putting some of the flowers together so I can reuse the papers that come out after they are joined.  I find that I can reuse the hex papers about 4-5 times before the edges start to lose the crispness needed.

What about you, do you reuse your papers?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One Flower Wednesday

With the start of my new blog, I moved the One Flower Wednesday here!   1 flower with white, 1 partial edge flower and one flower both needing white. Maybe this week.  I think I now have almost all my flowers made, but I have a whole lot that stiull need the white.  I may have to do a trial layout this week and see.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Busy weekend

It was a very busy weekend. On Saturday, my nephew had his 4th birthday party. The kids had a great time, it was cold and rainy but it never stopped the little ones. The joy they all had was expressed in each movement and puddle jump, but not shared by all the adults who were cold and wet and huddled up under the awning.  When did our joy go?  I remember playing in the rain as a child. Where does that abandon go?  The kids were a joy to watch, and the smiles never stopped.

I spent part of the time at the party observing nature.  There is a cardinal couple nesting low enough in my brothers lilac bush that an adult can see into the nest, well assuming you are taller than me at 5'3".   I watched both the momma and poppa bird flitting in and out and taking care of those babies.  Unfortunately, the nest is open to the elements, and poor momma bird was soaking wet. But she was pretty good about staying and covering those little ones.  I wish we would get some better weather for her though, as it will be hard for her to keep those little ones warm and dry, I am afraid.

Yesterday was a dog show, but in the evening when I got home I was able to go check out the garden.  The weather has been so wet that I havent really even gone down to the corner to check on it all last week.  I was amazed at how much change the week had brought!  Lots of growth, but not nearly the weeds I was afraid of.  A little hoeing and it looked much better.  Hopefully we will get a good crop of summer vegies this year.  I will try to get some photos if we ever get any sun again!

A little bit of piecing last night on the flowers.  I am a slow hand worker, but I guess its not a race!  Photos of that will come on Wednesday.  Enough of an update for today.

Peace to you.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Welcome to my new blog!

My original blog Days at Daybreake was started with the idea that it would be about life, family, friends, of course the dogs and birds, as well as hobbies. But as it has progressed, I find it is primarily my dog blog.  The dogs ARE a huge portion of my life, and do take up a huge amount of my time, but I find I still have a need for creativity.

My hope for this blog is to be a place to share my creativity, through books, quilting, knitting, even recipes.  With my participation in the One Flower Wednesdays group and my hopes to do more, and present more of my handwork, I hope for this blog to take this out of the way for the dog folk.  I doubt they want to hear of my frustration with trying to crochet a round item and have it stay round!

So again, welcome and please stop back again when you have the time.