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Brush busting

Friday, April 03, 2009

Our brush piles we made this winter are finally dry enough to burn down some. I'm so happy to see them gone. Now we can get the stumps cut low enough to be able to bush hog the entire hill. Once we got the fires started, it hasn't taken long to burn down. I was afraid they were going to be too wet after the downpours we have had. Got some extra exercise while doing this.

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LINDA25427 4/4/2009 6:31AM

    Hi Barb
Just stopped by to say hi .We have brush piles to burn but it is way to windy here for that now . Keep safe. Hope you have a great weekend .

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ANGORA4 4/4/2009 12:07AM

    After all the storms, that brush sure can count up! I know the brush pile just from the one big cherry that came down is about that size already, and we aren't done sawing logs out of it yet! Can't imagine how much they'll be once we start the huge old oak that came down at the barn. Not sure how many hundred years old it was, but I guess we'll know once it's cut!

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Bunnies are DONE!!!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I have been working on making Easter bunnies for almost a month. I have made my 3 granddaughters bunnies every spring. I used to use other people's patterns but about 3 years ago I decided to start drawing up my own patterns. We added another grand daughter so it meant I had to make 4 this year. Well then a friend of mine has an only grandson who has leukemia so decided I would make him one. I always try to make one for myself and then made an extra for an extra gift if I need one. So I've worked on 7 bunnies. All have pants or pantaloons and a shirt or dress...except for one. My 13 year old DGD didn't want any on hers. Hers is quite different anyway as I made it in a leopard print fleece. She is the one who loves all the dolls I give or make her. She has everyone I've done for her saved to one day give to her kids. They were fun to design and make but after 7 I'm ready for something different.

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DORATHYINMN. 4/4/2009 11:04PM


I like the bunnies you made your grandchilren.They are very colorful.I'm sure your family will truly enjoy your bunnies.I bet you had fun making them.

Dorathyinmn. emoticon emoticon

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ANGORA4 4/4/2009 12:04AM

    They are wonderful! You have such a gift!

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WYOBZM 4/3/2009 7:05PM

    What wonderful talent you have. I wish I was one of your granddaughters! emoticon

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7MARYJANE 4/2/2009 11:03PM

    Your Bunnies are wonderful! They will be treasured and loved by your grandchildren.

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HIKER7 4/2/2009 9:56PM

    OMG they're so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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SUSMAX 4/2/2009 8:36PM

    They are adorable!! I love the leopard print one! You are very talented!

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April Issue of Stitching Memories

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I will blog what happened to me yesterday later but finally was able to get here to post the April issue of Stitching Memories Magazine. It is free!! and be sure to let me know what you think of it. Hugs.


wild flower?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Not sure what this wildflower is but we have it everywhere now. I think it is a type of wild thrift, but maybe wrong. It is funny how it is blooming more profusely where we have cleared out some of the brush.

Just like this little flower does better when things are removed that choke it out, we need to remove those things that keep us from being the best we can be. One of my sparkfriends here is putting procrastination as one thing she wants to work on along with getting healthy. So too am I going to try to put this in my challenges to do. I will try to eliminate those things that hinder my progress.

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ANGORA4 4/2/2009 1:06AM

    Looks so dainty, how high is it?

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children's books

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I've become obsessed with wanting to design little characters from children's books. I am just trying to firm it up in my mind. My mind tends to go 100mph all the time and have to have some outlet for my creative urges. I have fallen in love with the little mice especially. Beatrice Potter's books come to mind as well as Wind in the Willow characters...and Uncle Wiggly. I have this idea to make the dolls and have Sonny make me a display stand like a tree and then display in the library with the characters and the book. I will let you know how this project goes later.

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ANGORA4 4/2/2009 1:08AM

    How wonderful! You have such imagination, what a wonderful way to bring them to life. As a Beatrix Potter fan, I love those illustrations.

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DORATHYINMN. 3/30/2009 6:33AM

  Dear Barb,

Yes ,I also like the little magical mice and also the rabbits.I never had any little books as a child so I enjoy them now. A person is never to old. emoticon Have a great Monday!


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