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Well thank you Velma! I'm sure getting old!!
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on Totality at turkey feathers
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I am so glad you're still here too Velma! I count myself lucky to have so many wonderful blog friends. It's nice to know you're all out there and haven't given up on me. I am looking forward to fall and getting back to my sewing again. My list is long!
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Fare-thee-well to Summer at turkey feathers
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Yes, warm days have returned here too, and just as I was about to retire my flip-flops!
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Fare-thee-well to Summer at turkey feathers
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The fires brought such a harshness that hung in the valley this summer that I too was happy for the rains when they finally came. We may have a few more weeks of warmth and sunshine before the "snap" here in the NW. I look forward to both!
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Fare-thee-well to Summer at turkey feathers
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LOL, fortunately they both have much more restraint than I!
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Fare-thee-well to Summer at turkey feathers
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Yes, a fresh new fabric can be a great motivator! It looks like "Indian Summer" will arrive here after all, as well!
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Hello Friends! It's been awhile. I'm still here. Are you still there? I hope so. After a dramatic change in the weather, ushered in by a thunderous rain storm that woke the house last night, it does seem as though autumn is a bit early and pushing through the door. Suddenly, I'm hunting for my warm slippers and pulling out cozy sweaters and reluctantly waving goodbye to the summer garden. I'm not ready. Abrupt transitions are difficult for me sometimes. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that sunny autumn days will replace these gray skies. I'm hanging on to the promise... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at turkey feathers
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Still hot and bubbly from the oven, we have achieved peach cobbler totality! We are about 40 minutes into the "Great American Eclipse" here in the northwest, viewing from our backyard into a clear blue sky--and it is an awesome sight. Hope everybody is having a great day wherever you are! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at turkey feathers
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Hello Friends! Summer is in full swing around here and lots of wonderful things are happening in the garden. It is a glorious wonder, this garden of ours. Ever faithful and yet always changing, with a surprise around every corner . . . A broken sprinkler has turned into an automated birdbath! Our drip-irrigation system is on a timer, so every morning a tiny fountain of water shoots straight up and splashes down in the middle of the bowl. How convenient is that? The birds perch in the tree above it and take turns plunging in. It's the main view... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at turkey feathers
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Cock-a-doodle-do! Here's what's new . . . This jaunty fellow, along with some fine feathered friends, is now available for your stitching delight. Chickens & Roosters #2438, includes six designs, plus one set reversed, for household linens, dish towels, a picnic-table cloth or whatever you please. Motifs are between 5" and 8" high and are worked in the simplest of stitches. And with all the charm of old-fashioned dish towels, Colonial Miss #3475 couldn't be easier to do with running stitches and lazy-daisies. If you are looking for some quick stitching fun, this is it. Another easy-to-stitch towel set: Cross-Stitch... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at turkey feathers
Velma...it's always a delight when my "friend across the miles" stops by for a visit here. You are a blessing!
Toggle Commented May 1, 2017 on Shy Little Mouse at turkey feathers
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Me too! I've got shoeboxes full. Up to about the end of the 1990's before everything went digital. (singing) Memories . . .
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2017 on Shy Little Mouse at turkey feathers
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Oh Yes! This has been quite the project. In many ways. Sorting out the who's who is another one. Fun times for sure! xo
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2017 on Shy Little Mouse at turkey feathers
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Pattern from Embroidery Craft:: Stitching through the Seasons Hello Friends! I'm still here. Just quietly lurking in the blog shadows these days. All is well in our wooded wonderland. I've been waiting out winter with lots of little crafty projects that have kept me occupied through most of it. One such project (in particular) has consumed my time more than the others. And there's a backstory: Last year I made a mad dash down to California to pick up my Mom's Hope Chest, that had been locked away in her house for the past 15 years. I was relieved to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at turkey feathers
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And what is this? A surprise! That's what. Snuck in overnight. Still more coming down, but the thaw should follow soon. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Happy Monday everyone! Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at turkey feathers
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Hello friends! Hope you are well and getting through winter with smiles and cheers. Are the snowdrops appearing where you are? The crocus are waking up here. Poking their pale, sleepy heads out to see what's been going on during their long winter's nap. Like me and Fufu. Winter is such a solitary time. Lots of huddling and hunkering and dozing. Every morning for several days now we have had a snowfall. So fun to wake up to! So charming and mesmerizing. Eventually it just dissolves into a thin fog of grayness, and sometimes, if we are lucky, into a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at turkey feathers
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Hello Friends! The wee wild bunnies were zipping around the garden this morning and as I watched them and their cute antics, I remembered this pattern I had tucked away. Thought some of you would enjoy this little guy--he is all ready for you to download, print and stitch. Carrot and all! Download BUNNY TOY Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at turkey feathers
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Wishing everyone a lovely day! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at turkey feathers
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photo by Kathy Street/Oregon Zoo The Oregon Zoo's winter-predicting hedgehog FuFu, failed to see her shadow on Groundhog's Day this month, predicting that here in the Pacific Northwest, an early spring may be just around the corner. Animal curator Tanya Paul, says "according to folklore, the Europeans (who originated the tradition), used hedgehogs. When they immigrated to the United States, they realized their new home didn't have hedgehogs, so they turned to the groundhog out of necessity, but FuFu is bringing the tradition back to its origins, and with a higher accuracy rate." Let's hope Fufu ain't foolin'. But even... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at turkey feathers
Your welcome--enjoy!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2017 on Book Sale & New Additions at turkey feathers
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Hello Patti--Thanks for stopping by. I am always amazed at how far and wide my little blog travels. Thank you for sharing the quilters blog and forum, I had not seen it before. Networking--yes! Regarding the subscribe feed, it seems to be working at this end as far as I can tell. I don't send out blog updates myself, the feed is internally generated through your os. At least, I think that's how it works. :o)
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2017 on Book Sale & New Additions at turkey feathers
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How awesome to have found an original kit! I still have my little doll made from that same kit. I do have other patterns for some really old embroidered pillow dolls, but haven't had time to do anything with them. Maybe someday . . . .
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2017 on Book Sale & New Additions at turkey feathers
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We are having a book sale! There's a new home for my books on the PatternBee website. (Without the middle-man I am able to offer them at a reduced price). Yay! If you want a signed copy, let me know, I am happy to do it. Both of my books are still currently available on Amazon, but only through the Marketplace; I reactivated my old account (I used to sell a few used books and DVD's from time to time), my seller account is under the name candyheart. However, the best price is still through me directly, purchased from the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at turkey feathers
Hi Velma, it's always nice to hear from you! Sounds like all's well in your neck of the woods. So far, no more sign of the bandits--but now a squirrel! Lemon tarts sound good to me too.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2017 on Caught In the Act at turkey feathers
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Boo Hoo . .Christmas is over. I know. It's been over for awhile, but I'm just a little slow reconciling it. I've been cleaning up and putting away the decorations and the trimmings. There's been a consensus though, that twinkle lights and candles be left as they are a bit longer. At least through winter. And snow fox, a handmade gift by one sister for the other, for cute company. (Pattern from Mollie Makes.) Speaking of critters, we finally solved the mystery of the disappearing suet cake. Not a clue or a crumb had been left behind. The poor birdies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at turkey feathers