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Monday, January 19, 2015

Weather or not....

Hard to believe it is January here.
Close to record highs.  Yesterday I even had the windows open. Almost hit 50 degrees.
But I have these cute little friends that visit and eat the bird food...or the birds.
This little guy in flight is wonderful.  
He has orange coloring under his wings.  
We have a couple of them who hang around the suet feeder.
 I think he is a Red-shafted Flicker / Northern Flicker.
Then there is my pal the Peregrine falcon.
I can tell when he comes to visit because of the noise all the other birds make getting out of the way!
 
He will sit on the bird feeder ever so patiently.
This was the reason I was able to get these shots out of my kitchen window.
We also have Red Headed finches and a Hairy Woodpecker but they are either fast or too shy to have a photo taken by an amateur!
We do not have Cardinals here but I love the red against the snow I have seen in photos.
My interpretation of sweet cardinals based on Renee Mullin's patterns. 

After seeing the news this morning I am hoping all of you are safe back East with the ice storms.
I wish the weather could be equal a crossed the nation so we could have some of the moisture minus all the accidents.
Stay safe and enjoy your weather!
Barb



Thursday, January 1, 2015

A New Year!

It has been a fun and busy 2014 year for us!
We are looking forward to this New Year.
Wishing you all the best this New Year has to bring to you!
Enjoy,
Barb

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Finally...

Well, we were finally able to get Christmas tree(s) up.
This is the 360 degrees of our front room.




It has been a busy but fun season so far. 
 I had a few custom orders to finish, one I had from my sister for over 6 months and naturally put off until it was almost to late!
My brother was in town so we had a great time with him for a few days.
I even think I have most of the shopping done.
Now to make some candy and treats.
I am hoping for a white Christmas here in Utah.  
It has been a very warm winter!
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!
Enjoy,
Barb


Friday, December 5, 2014

Some Christmas Fun!!

My friend Deb at Paxton Valley Folk Art is one talented gal!  Her blog has some of the most creative and inventive items she shares with us all.  Right now she is having her Twelve  Days of Christmas Tags downloads to share!  How nice is that!!  Like I have said she is one talented gal.  Check out her blog for inspiration!

My other friend, Wendy from Ravenwood Whimzies is doing a 12 Days of Christmas Celebration & Giveaway.  She has tutorials, recipes and even a giveaway going on!  You can also check out her previous years Celebrations.  Loads of fun on this blog too!
12 Days of Christmas Celebration - 2014

Hope you all stop by for a visit and check out these amazing talented Women!
Enjoy,
Barb

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas in the Mail!

I was the lucky person to receive this from my Old Farmhouse Gathering Swap Partner!
Bonnie from Occasional Gifts unloaded on me and my family!
Each package  was wrap so nicely! 
These ornaments are just precious! 
 Some painted and some made from material!
Bonnie is a multi-talented gal! 
How cute is this angel!
All of this in this cute Snowman Faced Box!
Thank You Bonnie for sending us Christmas from Massachusetts!
Visit her shop HERE!
Enjoy your day,
Barb