Thursday, April 28, 2011

Better than a Cat?

Well the laptop is back from the shop so I can finally post with pictures.

All day the hawks that guard our house have been flying around and talking to each other, just a bit ago I was able to get this photo of one of them........

They are not usually this close to the house, but I wondered if they finally realized that there are chickens in the yard (safely enclosed) or if they are taking care of the mice that are probably loving the chicken feed that I drop!  I'm thinking how great it is if they take care of the mice population in the yard, I have still yet to figure out the benefit of mice???

I have finally planted the potted rhubarb plants that I bought more than two years ago, here they are in their new home.

Soon they will be joined by the newest plants that I bought last week, they just need a few more weeks inside as they were potted less than a month ago.

They are currently residing on my dining table, don't you have fresh rhubarb growing on your table, LOL?

In case you thought I had given up quilting, not a chance!  Yesterday hubby and I went to NINE of the 34 quilt shops participating in Maine Shop Hop 2011, we planned out a nice route, we drove up to Belfast and drove down the coast to Freeport with a few stops inland.  Today I went to one shop that was only about 30 minutes from my house and we are hoping to visit a few more in the next few days, the hop will end on the last day of April.  My goal this year is to visit 15 shops and next year I will try to start earlier in the month and maybe get to all of them! 

Here are the squares that were given at each stop, there is a pattern given on the website that we can use them in.........
Here are a few goodies that the individual shops decided to give (most of the places gave candy, but it didn't make the picture)........
I decided that I would work on collecting '30s reproduction fabrics while I was Shop Hopping, how did I do???
Of course I found a few other goodies, but for the most part we had a beautiful day, it was a little too foggy to take photos if I had they would have been beautiful.  It was nice to take a drive in the beautiful state that I call home, I often forget how nice it really is here especially in the historic coastal towns like Rockland, Bath, and Wiscasett. 

Last but certainly not least, I keep those who have lost so much in the terrible weather that has happened in the past week, especially yesterday's tornadoes.  May God bless you and keep you safe.


  1. The shop hop sounds like fun. I wonder if they have them here in Indy?

    You did good with your choice of fabric.

  2. The shop hop sounds like a lot of fun and you got some good fabric squares. I bet your visits made you even more eager to quilt!

    No, I don't have rhubarb on the table. It would be too hot here to grow it outside anyway. Enjoy yours.

  3. I am glad you are getting out and having some fun in your beautiful state. I love Maine, you have the most gorgeous countryside.

    Have a great day sweetie... glad to see you back.

    Hugs, Deb

  4. I love your 30s fabrics! Mice have the same benefits as flies and mosquitos...NONE! LOL

  5. you are braver than i denise, would not attempt the maine gargantuan shop hop, not even if it was free! and thanks for your comment on my wallhangings!


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