December 24, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

The Teacup and Saucer candle Jana and Holly crafted for us this Christmas.

Some of the ornaments on the tree

Our Christmas tree
And then there is this tree. You see it when you come up the long drive way to the house. I can see it from our kitchen window and I may leave it up all year! It's so pretty!

A little Santa wallhanging my quilting friend Betty showed a group of us how to make.

The mantle in the family room

One of the porcelain Santa's

Merry Christmas Everyone!

December 10, 2010

Bald Eagle

While most of my blogging is about quilts, once in awhile it's fun
to blog about other things happening on Timber Hill---like this picture.
Magnificent Bald Eagle (click on pic. to enlarge)

I snapped this picture yesterday afternoon. This Eagle perched at the top of this tall fir tree on Timber Hill for about 3 hours. It overlooks the Laguna at the base of Timber Hill. We are fairly sure he was hunting the ducks that winter at the Laguna.

December 07, 2010

Beautiful Day

Today was a beautiful day on Timber Hill, and we spent most of the day outdoors enjoying the fall weather and doing some chores before the next rain. Here are some pictures of what I am blessed to see and enjoy every day.

Coming up the long driveway home

Colorful maples
Looking east down onto Timber Hill
Last of the hydrangea's
last show of color
View towards the Laguna from our deck
Tractor man
Our Boots. Outdoors is still her favorite spot.
Keeping an eye on everything and everybody
Spash of color at the front deck
Wild mushrooms are everywhere on Timber Hill now
in every crevice and rock
Among the fir needles
Overlooking the back yard and woods beyond

December 06, 2010

Design Wall Monday Dec. 6, 2010

This is a machine embroidery project I loaded onto the long arm. Maybe I will quilt a feathered circle around the main embroidery or some cross hatching. I haven't quite decided, so each time I pass by the frame I think maybe this motif, maybe that design--
The Patriot's Dream stitching is all finished with the exception of the applique stars down in the bottom section and the blue border than needs to be sewn on. I can't find the original blue fabric in my stash, so I'm off to the local quilt shop to see if I can find a good match. It feels so good to have all the stitching completed!

This picture is looking out across the back yard into the woods from our house. The Japanese Maples are just turning color, and are so pretty.

December 01, 2010

What's Off the Long Arm

Hot Diggity Dog is finished! It is approx. 64" x 64". I used Soft & Bright batting. I thought it would have a lighter feel, but the quilt is larger and heavier than I thought it would be. Amanda and I made this quilt during this past summer break. "Amanda and Peanut"