Waving hello to everyone!
I'm having so much fun and pleasure from visiting your blogs and all of your comments on Rednesday and Vintage Thingie Thursday. I must admit that I'm rather overwhelmed too. I guess I'm a plodder - it seems to take me so long to come up with an item to share and then I try to visit all of the blogs participating and comment and then my time seems to have slipped away. I'm a big believer in replying to comments on my blog and I just feel terrible for not doing so. WAH! Now I understand why you guys start a day early, yes sirree! I'm going to try to do better. Thanks again for all of your sweet comments, I so appreciate you and them.
Well ... I've been thinking about joining Amy Power's latest embroidery stitch-along, "Counting My Blessings". Every day I think about it. ACK! I have such performance anxiety. shiver shiver shake.
Anyway, over the weekend I picked up my fabric and threads. I am kicking myself in the rumpus! I got so dazzled by this one fabric that I forgot that I wanted a higher thread count linen, so I could have more detail if I wanted it. ARGH! Back to the drawing board, er, graph paper and start charting and see how it goes. miffle piffle posh ... kick in the patootie.
OH! We went to this wonderful nature store in the Valley on Saturday, Wild Things ... first off, there's a resident Golden Retriever, who came to greet us ... I can pet doggies all day long and not lose interest. So I played with my new best friend while my husband got down to business.
(Two monarch butterflies emerged from their chrysalis while we were there too! Neato!)
We were there to find a squirrel proof (or rather rat proof, I don't mind the squirrels) bird feeder and somehow ended up with a new hummingbird feeder and a hummingbird bell/wind chime thing too. And tons of birdseed that supposedly squirrels and rats don't like. Yeah sure. Check back with me later.
A day and half later and no birds and no hummingbirds. We've had hummingbirds for years but they are seemingly confuzzled by the upgrade in their restaurant counter! We had the traditional red plastic feeder and bought a (gorgeous) green glass one and they're like, "Nuh uh. Nuthin doin! Where's our red and yellow plastic flowers?!" There have been a couple of fly by's this morning, fingers crossed they'll eventually get brave and take a drink.
Happy Monday to you!
Jeanne Kelley Kitchen
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