Friday, February 8, 2013
Posted by Mrs. JP
As you can tell from the calendar these pictures were taken in January and with good intent to come straight in here to the computer and put them on the blog. Alas, life just got right in the way plus I am such a procrastinator. Anyway, this is a picture of a potholder I made and the flowers are from our 28th anniversary. But back to the potholder. I was inspired by my aunt who lives in Florida. She is the one who taught me to quilt long ago and this year for Christmas she sent my mother a lovely potholder like this one. Hers was done in beautiful reds and greens and is a true work of art. It captured my crafters heart and I called her a couple of times to make sure I was on the right path. I must say that her star points were going in all the right directions,,,not like mine which seem to wander, but this was done without a pattern so I am giving myself some slack and going to enjoy it.
Another thing that I've done which has brought me hours and hours of delight is made this porch bird feeder. I took an old window box feeder that I had and drilled some holes in the bottom for drainage because it still gets rain there. Then I cut some evergreen boughs to pad the bottom and make it "bird friendly," added rocks for my two little trays to sit on and then drilled holes in the trays so they would drain as well. The birds just love it. The wooden barrels give them a place to perch and munch. We've attracted mostly small birds like Chickadees, Wrens, Tufted Titmouse, Finches, and a dove or two when it's really really cold. But I saw this idea in a Birding magazine I get and it's been a winner and so easy to do.
Other than upper respiratory infections, which we both have, JP and I are doing great. We are blessed beyond measure and more than we deserve by our Lord Jesus Christ. So, blessings to you all from the holler...