Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Best Laid Plans

Under the bird feeders, picking up seeds which have been dropped

On the wall trying to figure out how to get to the bird feeders

Obviously come up with a plan of attack

Now if I can just twist round, hang on and then shake this feeder?!!!!!!

You know what they say about best laid plans?  Yes they don't go well - well that happened last weekend, no quilting and catching up on jobs which did not get done last week!!  Yes I felt good for having got those jobs done, but not so good because I didn't get my quilting finished.

Work this week has been very busy and still is and I am spending most evenings working too.  Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day here, and I stood at the stove making fourteen pancakes for The Boys!  They enjoyed them with orange juice and caster sugar on and Youngest added chocolate sauce as well!

This weekend is pretty free, hopefully, and I can get my quilt finished and some other quilting projects started.  We are going to our friends' daughter's 18th Birthday celebrations on Saturday evening and then the Boys have to go to their swim meet.

Today in the garden we had another visitor.  The weather has been dreadful all day with constant rain and windy but our visitor did not let it deter him from the garden.  At least he seemed happy!

Susie x

Friday, February 17, 2012

Winter Visitors!

A Fieldfare

The cotoneaster is on the right with a few berries left on.

Whilst the snow was on the ground we had visitors to our cotoneaster in the centre of our lawn.  It is always full of red berries and after it snowed the Fieldfares came to visit and stripped the tree bare.

It is always a treat to see the birds as they usually don't bother with gardens, unless it snows, but all too soon the berries were gone and so were our visitors.  Unfortunately I was not able to get a picture of them on our tree but above is what they look like.  One of the benefits of snow is to have these visitors in the garden.

Still quilting my Linus quilt and here are a couple of pictures of it on the machine.  Hopefully this weekend it will be finished.

The Bones quilted on the underneath
The Bones on the top of the quilt
Happy Quilting Weekend.

Susie x