Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spring is for Puppies

Sophie at 18 weeks and 11 pounds.

Springtime and puppies go together, and we've got a cute new puppy in our house to prove it. Sophie arrived in March on her 8 week old birthday, and has been spending lots of time in our backyard watching the plants spring up out of the ground the same time she's been springing up and out! It's amazing how fast she grows!

She's a puggle, half beagle and half pug. Sweet, energetic (read that "digs holes even though she's not supposed to") and loves to have her belly scratched. Welcome to the family, Sophie!

Sophie at 8 weeks and 4 pounds.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Spring - I love the sound of that word! Spring has been coming late to Colorado this year, but signs of it are popping up despite the late snows we've been having. Case in point, the wreath hanging on my back porch. It's now housing a feathery bird nest at the top of it. Can't wait to hear a few peeps come wafting down from it as I work on the herb garden nearby. Here's to spring!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Biggest Thing I've Ever Sewn

I've been graced with a large, covered back porch, but it was seriously in need of some color to give it life. All the rugs I've seen over the years were either too expensive or too blah, so the porch remained plain vanilla.

Then it hit me as I was eyeing some outdoor canvas I found on sale: Make a Rug. The top layer is two widths of outdoor canvas, the bottom layer is a heavy cotton canvas I had in my stash. It was too bulky to sew with my machine on a counter or table, so down to the floor I went. A few hours and a small backache later...  ta da!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Decisions, Decisions

I couldn't decide which project to start next, I wanted something to wear for spring. So I laid out all my choices on the cutting table and stared at them for awhile. Maybe this pattern in this fabric, maybe I could use this fabric to create this... then I put it all away and got out some scraps to make a tote bag. My brain can be so scattered...