I got the usual birthday gifts.....a handmade crow with porcupine claw beak and a pair of hand made pieced wall quilts. Isn't that what you got on YOUR birthday?
We love hand made gifts around here. It is so heart warming and special to know that someone spent their time making a gift just for you!
I make and sell primitives on Ebay. Yesterday I made strawberries to go with a rag doll and a pair of crows I sewed. My strawberries are made of muslin and stuffed, then painted. I even stitched little seeds on. Don't laugh......people do buy them :-)
Here's what my crows and rag doll looked like just after painting......
I took pictures of my finished crows out in the strawberry patch. This one is named 'Rascal' and the other one has a tag that says 'Pesky' on it!
Actually, it's the robins and Steller's Jays that steal my strawberries......and of course the Wererabbits.
Here's the rag doll all finished, too. I pinch-sewed her face and made up the pattern for her & her clothes with help from my daughter. I think I've sold at least a couple dozen or more rag dolls now.
Ok, enough having fun sewing & painting, now back to my real life of doing chores & farm stuff!
Here you can see how my little baby English Lop bunnies are growing like little weeds!
Pack rats are nest builders. They use plant material such as branches, twigs, sticks, and other available debris. Getting into everything from attics to car engines, stealing their ‘treasures’, damaging electrical wiring, and creating general noisy havoc can easily cause them to become a nuisance.A peculiar characteristic is that if they find something they want, they will drop what they are currently carrying, for example a piece of cactus, and "trade" it for the new item. They are particularly fond of shiny objects.
Here's our snack on the porch this afternoon since the weather was so nice......
See, sometimes we eat fresh fruit with our dessert and coffee!
We ate our first lettuce from the garden tonight in our salads to go with Chinese Pork Blobs & Rice and baked Yams.
I love Spring & Summer, but the work is killer! Two cups of Epsom Salts in my hot bath water tonight!