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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)
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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
Friends are the greatest of gifts--thank you for all you do too. Good Tidings of Peace!
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2016 on Snips & Snaps at turkey feathers
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Thank you so much Velma--may Sweet Blessings abound for you and yours!
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Thank you Jane--may all your days be *Merry & Bright*
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2016 on Snips & Snaps at turkey feathers
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Hello friends! The weather has been the talk of the town this week here in the Pacific Northwest, with wind, sleet, snow and ice and temperatures dropping down into the teens during the night. Schools have closed. Roads are treacherous. The mailbox was frozen shut! (LOL) Currently, we are huddled in the kitchen wrapped in the warmth of our Christmas cookie baking, trying not to dwell (or look upon) the carnage that is happening just outside the window, as every so often, we hear a twisting shriek as another tree branch breaks off (somewhere), and falls to the ground with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at turkey feathers
I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving with family. That village will probably outlast Christmas--it is a joy!
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Thank you! We are enjoying the season with all its finery.
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Yes, I think the big stitches are growing on me. The perle cotton would probably have been a better choice than the strand floss. I will remember that in the future...thanks for mentioning that!
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2016 on Twilight at turkey feathers
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Thanks Jane, have a super week!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2016 on Twilight at turkey feathers
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Always wonderful to hear from you Lena and what you've been up to. I am curious about your new tool for making journals. Do tell!
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2016 on Coming Up for Air at turkey feathers
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Well thank you Susan!
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The twinkle lights are up! The girls surprised us with this beautiful display. Our snowy village gets moved around from year to year. I think I like this location the best so far. It runs the entire length of the cabinet units and is lit with twinkle lights that are poked in through the back of the houses to make them light up from the inside. The red wall in the background creates a truly magical effect! (Our village was made from a Martha Stewart kit a few years ago and is no longer available as such, but a tutorial... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at turkey feathers
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Hello Friends! Whew. It has been a bit of a madhouse over here. PatternBee Headquarters, that little room at the back of my house, got a partial make-over last month, and it has taken ages to get myself re-organized. It was quite involved. But the best part is, the outdated wallpaper (from the 1990's) is long-gone and has been replaced by nature-inspired neutral colors (Wood Smoke & Spider Web) and I'm loving it. Especially now that it's November and in the 40's and I'm spending more time inside. This year just flew by. All summer, I was making these collage... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at turkey feathers
Don't look now, but we've got company... "Sarah" and I made these silly things out of egg cartons yesterday. It's dark and rainy today, so these pictures aren't great, but you get the idea. I really love how they turned out. I'm calling them my Kooky Spooky Spiders. We'll be taking them with us to a party later tonight. These are hilarious looking, but the truth is, I really hate house spiders! Wednesday morning, it was still dark when I stepped into my office, half awake, shuffling along with that first cup of coffee in my hand, expecting nothing out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at turkey feathers
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Well, you had better get cracking on that pillow! LOL
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