A silent... for the moment.... chain saw waits on a stump. I can hear chain saws buzzing in the distance as neighbors clean up their yards from this last Spring snow storm which dumped 17 inches of snow on Rice Lake and surrounding communities.
You can barely see that old primitive birdhouse in this photo that was taken last Thursday in the midst of the storm.
Dave and Smokey are making good progress picking up branches. The sad thing is now we can really see the neighbors house because the big native pines lost a lot of their branches.
Dogs are funny. Max surveys the activity while choosing to sit in the snow. Hmmm .. maybe it feels better than sitting on a wet patch of green grass.... ??
I'm hoping in a couple of days the whole lawn will be green grass again!
Yesterday while fighting a sinus headache and battling a sore throat I played around in the studio.
I think I've mentioned before that I've collected vintage fabrics over the years. These scraps were once a quilt and the calicos are the really old ones. They are soft and thin and fun to look at the old designs. I have often thought of using bits of them in some type of project.
Well yesterday I sewed together this little notebook cover using a combination of new calico fabric, a few bits of the old fabric and of course some wool.
I was inspired by a design in the book A Bird In Hand by Renee Plains.
So after working out some kinks and struggling a bit with the applique I think it turned out okay. I like the tiny dusty pink button I used for the bird's eye. A bird with a pink eye? Well... if you would've told me a week ago that we'd get 17 inches of snow in May I wouldn't have believed that either! LOL!
You only have to imagine it these days and it will probably come true!
Thank-you all for your kindness and sweet comments on my last post after the storm.
It's so nice to know I have good friends out there looking after me!