Sunday, May 31, 2009

So, you were probably thinking my blog had gone to the birds! Well, I am a little bird brained, from time to time, but that's another story!

Scroll down a little; there's quilty stuff at the bottom after birds and grand kids. Oh, and there's a giveaway(s) to tell you about!

Speaking of birds, Mrs. Robin had 5 babies! No wonder she built a two story house! She and the dad (I didn't realize the dad's helped) have been taking turns feeding them.

Mr. bird helping feed the babies.

I teased my oldest daughter (the one with 4 children) that the other bird must be the Grandmother. I mean, afterall, I do my fair share of helping with the kiddos from time to time. That's the best part spoil them and send them home of being a grand mother !

Alexis and Brayden "driving" the tractor.

Alexis and Brayden stayed with us for a few days while their parents went on a short vacation. We enjoyed them being here. They were perfect, which we knew they would be.

Brayden watching neighbor and Steve (the one in front) plant vegetables in our garden.

Alexis standing by the garden bench with the large garden in the background.

On the quilting front, I've been working on this quilt, Butterfly Love by Late Bloomer Quilts.

I won the pattern from Elizabeth this past fall. At this time I'm trying to choose borders. I think I am going to go with the pink polka dot for the inner border and the green for the outer border. I've "auditioned" fabrics many times, and I keep going back to this. As of right now this is what I'm doing, but my mind could change by tomorrow. This is when I wish that I would have spent the time to learn EQ6. I could "audition" fabrics there on my computer screen! I know it's not to late to learn, but I need to get this quilt finished 3 weeks ago this week!

There are tons of giveaways in blogland these days. Here's one I know you'll love. Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms is giving away a jelly roll of her new fabric line Simple Abundance. She's back from Quilt Market, and she has a ton of pictures. She's not joking!

More giveaways can be found at Sew Mama Sew's blog (it's May giveaway days and there are tons of giveaways to enter), and you can go to Jodi's, and Vanessa's. Today is the last day, so you better hurry!

Have fun!



  1. Awesome phto-- tis the season for robins!

  2. Looks like you had fun with the grands there!!! How nice about FIVE baby robins, too. That is a very large amount for robins, I believe. Your butterfly quilt is coming along nicely. I need to learn EQ6, too.....SOMEDAY....*sigh*

  3. Hi Amanda !! those are such great pictures of the Robin and family!! ...and great pictures of your family too! (cute kids!)

    I LOVE that garden with the brick walkway and white picket fence! I would love to do something like that in our vast backyard waste land (right now it's got a trampoline in it and is also a through way for my kids on their dirtbikes and mountain bikes ....not to mention their friends)

    Anyhow .... glad you came to my blog for a blog visit .....and thanks for the heads up on the giveaways!!! (now go finish that butterfly quilt!! I have a graduation quilt for my sister's oldest son that I'm STARTING today to attempt to at least get the top pieced by his party on Saturday .... as in less than a week ......STOP snickering at me!!....although I think it's pretty funny myself!!!!)

  4. Love your pretty butterflies! And your family is super sweet!

  5. The photo of the robins waiting to be fed is priceless. I didn't realize just exactly how big they could open those little beaks!!

    The quilt is really pretty!!!


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