. Saturday, January 29, 2011 .

We had a heat wave today...37 degrees!  And look what I found out in the back yard...some green.  That must mean that spring is on the way.  Ground Hog Day is next week...hope there are no shadows!  I am just itching to get out in the yard to work.

Want to play along with us on Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday?  It is so easy.  The hard part is remembering to post.  Check out what everyone chose to share this week by clicking here.

It Can't Be...

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I have always love everything about the Amish.  Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be lucky enough to have Amish  friends.  Thru Cedarmore Farm CSA and with the help of Rue and Susan, I am going to be able to realize that dream this summer.  You can read more about our adventure on the new Cedarmore Farm CSA Blog.
This may be one of two cross-stitch projects that I ever signed.  I can't even remember how long ago I did it.  I do know it was back before bifocals...when I could actually see to thread a needle...and get it thru on the first try.

Please check out the other posts for Ruby Tuesday here.

Barn Red

. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 .

I am so glad someone brought these to use this weekend because today we are in the middle of a winter storm that is supposed to leave us with 3-5 inches of snow!!! I love the snow but seem to be dreaming of vibrant colors of spring and summer.

Check out what everyone sees thru their lens by clicking here.

Thanks Jan, I always enjoy checking everyone out. There are so many wonderful ideas.


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Can't get outside to find anything that is red so I am walking around the kitchen looking for something I haven't photographed . I love this thermometer. My Father-in-law is always finding 'junk' that I like. This was a big hit! Now all I need to go along with it is a barn.Be sure to visit Mary and all the other Ruby's....

Pinch On A Mail Pouch

. Sunday, January 9, 2011 .
It has been awhile since I posted on any of the photo challenge blogs but it is a new year and I have a plan. Some days I am so busy that I don't know which end is up. So I have decided to only participate in three challenges. Two are posted once in a week and one is once a month. Hopefully that will free up some time so I can quilt more.
This morning when I was taking the dog out I stepped on a few twigs that had blown out of the trees overnight. I had seen these little stick stars on another blog (Chickens In The Road) and thought they were cute. They are so primitive...just like I like. So far I have been able to make three. I might just keep making smaller ones all years so I can hang them on the Christmas tree next Christmas.

Now it is time for you to go check out the other posts to Jan's meme, Straight Out Of The Camera Sunday.

Stick Stars

. Wednesday, January 5, 2011 .

This is the largest poinsettia that I have ever seen. Mark brought it home from Lowe's one night...actually I was with him and I carried it in. It is three times bigger than any I have ever seen. And it is a miracle that it is still alive. Just now starting to shed some leaves. I am wondering if anyone knows how to winter them so they will bloom the next season?

Please wonder on over to Mary's blog to see what everyone else decided to post.

Still Living

. Sunday, January 2, 2011 .
A simple Meme...one photo of the same spot on the first of each month.

This is my work in progress.

There are others playing, why not check them out at one of her many blogs.

A Work In Progress