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Saturday, February 26, 2011

One Tough Cookie

So little Miss Chloe was growling towards the back yard yesterday when we realized there were 7 deer right on the other side of the fence. Chloe went charging out there, stopped near the tramp, barked a bit, walked over and tinkled (just to show those deer whose yard this really is) and then walked away like she "won". A little nervous that one of those deer that was watching her might jump the fence, it came closer to the fence to check her out.




Trust me Chloe, size does matter!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Organizing Class

We had so much fun Tuesday at The Sewing Palace http://thesewingpalacebernina.com/ here in Helena! Julie (Manager of The Sewing Palace) and I taught the once-a-month free lecture /demo class on organizing your sewing space. We covered lighting, storage, weeding out, decorating and painting, tools of the trade and ergonomics of sewing. Julie's daughter Patti of King Pelican Interiors and Design  http://kingpelicaninteriors.com/ gave a presentation about making your sewing space into a space you love to be in that reflects your personality. We were also delighted to have Annette Petty http://dancindaisydesigns.blogspot.com/ speak about the process she took in getting her sewing space published in the winter issue of Studios Magazine http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blogs/studiosmagazine/default.aspx . Such a lovely and feminine "Pink" studio!

This free monthly class called All Sewers Club is fabulous! They cover different topics each month and demo new techniques, old techniques, new products from quilt markets, feature different speakers, demo machine feet and explain their uses, and many other fun ideas. They also have class members bring their "show and tell" projects and those folks get their name in for a door prize drawing. If you live here you really should attend each month. Great way to learn lots of useful things about sewing, quilting, embroidery, etc. And they schedule the class at 1:00 p.m. and repeat it again at 6:00 p.m. Always something fun going on at The Sewing Palace!
We set up a display in the classroom that mimicked a cozy sewing space.
 
Organizing and sewing items were special features of the day.

Beautiful cabinets were part of the display.

 
Isn't this cabinet "The Ultimate"? Maybe that's why the company named it The Ultimate Sewing Cabinet!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Darling Blog

I stumbled upon the sweetest blog the other day. Translated, the name of the blog means All My Collections. Written by Irma from the Netherlands, this blog is always happy, sweet, fresh and especially interesting since she lives across the world! Thought you might enjoy a little bit of "Spring"! Enjoy!!
p.s. You can enable the translator at the top of her blog into English or any other language.

Love the beautiful soft colors!
 
Clever don't you think?
 


Adore that teapot! Wouldn't you love to have tea at Irma's?
 
Can't you just hear them?  cheep cheep!
 
Ahhhhhh...teatime.  sigh


Monday, February 14, 2011

Ahhhhh Maui...

Honey and I just returned over the weekend from a fabulous week in Maui. The weather was perfect and the scenery amazing! We enjoyed a lovely tour of the island with honey's brother and sister-in-law. They were great traveling buddies! Hard to be back to cold weather...makes me wish Spring was here! (sigh)


Pat, Shirley, Honey and myself.

Your's truely

Honey and I getting ready to Zip Line! What a BLAST!

Zip Line #3 out of 4.



Honey and me
 

We were right in the thick of whale watching season. We snorkled and 'whale watched ' all day from a boat with The Pacific Whale Foundation...Fascinating!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This video is amazing...correction...this woman is amazing! Watch and be inspired. Lord forgive us when we feel the need to complain!

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