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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Fever.........yawn.........


Make the choice to embrace this day. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the ghost of yesterday or the "To-Do" list of tomorrow! It’s inspiring to see all the wonderfully amazing things that can happen in a day in which you participate. Steve Maraboli




I still seem to be dealing with a little "Spring Fever".............I keep "talking the talk" about doing a lot of sewing but I don't seem to be "walking the walk"..............anyway.............I did manage to get a cushion done for the top of the Little Apples Quilt..........I used some of the half square triangles that were left after making the quilt blocks and then added an eyelet ruffle to match the dust ruffle...

 In retrospect I think it would have looked better if I had reversed the direction on every other row of the HST but I had already sewed them together while making the Little Apples top in an effort to "save my scraps"......so I decided to just "make do" with what I already had.......and besides, I remembered about the "from a moving train" concept of looking at my work and decided from a moving train it would look fine......lol.....

I really like the way it looks between Mama's embroidered pillow cases...........................
 

 Note the covered panel on my headboard.......underneath is the original wicker panel that came with it that sort of got a big hole in it in one of my moves many many years ago....I have two panels that I made to cover the boo-boo and I switch them out to match the cover on my bed but it kind of looks like maybe I should make one more for Little Apples.......hmmmmmm........or I could go outside like my kitty Miss Tinkerbell,  and watch the birds????




If you look really close in the photo on  the left you can see her "stalking" the birds that come by to eat from my birdfeeders....and on the right I managed to get a close-up of her before she gave up because I was "cramping her style".....haha.....


Usually I have mostly Whitewing dove and house Finch and some beautiful Pyrrhuloxia but this roadrunner came by last week to have a drink........






You see why I'm not getting any sewing done?????? LOL......ok then I will say Ta-Ta for now.....I will talk to you next time......


11 good friend(s) left a comment:

Missy Shay said...

Your pillow is a perfect match! Since my cats are not allowed outside, the neighbor hood cats stalk my bird feeders.

Helen Marasco said...

Love the pillow !!!!!!!!!!

Hilachas said...

Lovely pillow for a lovely quilt and pillowcases by Mama. I know it's hard to stay inside when the weather is beautiful. You're managing to both sew and enjoy the weather.

Melody said...

Just love your quilt and cushion. Maybe you could do some hand sewing in the garden and enjoy both the birds and the stitching.

shez said...

lovely pics Ida,love your new cushion it looks fantastic on your pretty quilt,well done my friend.xx

Needled Mom said...

It's such a great time of the year to watch the goings on in the garden.

I think your cushion looks wonderful - especially with those pillowcases.

I love the roadrunner. They are such characters in the yard.

sunny said...

Your pillow is beautiful! And it does look fantastic with the embroidered pillow cases.

Anthea said...

Gorgeous pics of the bird & cat Ida - what a game that is!!
And the cushion, from my moving train here in Oz, it looks wonderful x

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!!

Rachel said...

Adorable pillow! Looks fabulous on the quilt, with those cases! Outdoor time is good too, LOL....

Kat said...

Way behind on blog reading?? Not me! (ha!)

I love that little pillow and it looks like it was made to go with the embroidered pillowcases. (LOL --- though I suppose it really WAS made to go there.) It all looks so beautiful together, I want to come sleep on that bed :-).

I was going to encourage you to work on the headboard, but outside sure does look like a lot more fun :-).

Hope to get myself back in more regular blog writing / reading mode soon.... Miss you!! xoxo