1/22/09

The Diva doesn't like wet feet....

This is Belle, trying to avoid walking her dainty little feathered footsies through the snow...
(all 2 millimeters of it...)








I have to admit.... I'm feeling just a little bit special right now. Why? Because I am now the lucky owner of a gorgeous handmade creation from my wonderful friend Kathleen of Yesteryear Embroideries.... I was so surprised when a Christmas package from her arrived, but I was even more surprised when I opened it up and found this-




Is this not the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen? *gush*

Thanks so much, Kathleen- and no, I won't be "using" it either! LOL





From my sewing room- Several months ago on Ebay I found these little blocks of fabric with pretty, colorful chickens on them for a couple of dollars....


I've been dying to use them for something, so last week I found some plain oven mitts at the Dollar Store and thought I would dress them up a bit. I cut a small piece of interfacing to go between to keep the mitt color from showing through the block, then I fused the block and the interfacing to the mitt with Heat-n-Bond. I took the mitts apart to sew the blocks on, using a dark red thread and my machine's wonderful blanket stitch. (I LOVE blanket stitching!!) I think once the mitts are finished they will be just perfect in my "chickie kitchen"! *Squeal*




Hubby bought these beautiful kitchen towels for me for Christmas and I have a rooster and hen machine embroidery design I want to put on them, but I don't know what color to use.... I know white would show up nicely on the solid blue, but I'm undecided on what to use for the patterned ones and I wanted to use the same color(s) for all of them....

I thought yellow, or maybe a dark red... or both! What do you think?

1/13/09

Hi, I'm Paula.... remember me?

After being in the dark ages for the last three weeks from a major computer catastrophe, I'm finally back online! Woo-hoo! Who knew a faulty hard drive could bring me so much despair... *sigh*

Anyway, I have so much to share over the next few days and weeks- like new things from the kitchen and from my sewing room, farm happenings, and also some future plans for a barn makeover. I hope you're as excited as me! For the next couple of days however, I'm going to spend my computer time catching up with all my bloggy friends. I know I've missed so much in the last couple of weeks and I can't wait to find out what's new with you!


Here is a picture I thought I'd share today.... poor little Belle- every girl is allowed to have a "bad hair day" now and then.....