So, I was rereading The Quilter's Apprentice the other day and it gave me a yen to make something quilty, which I haven't done in quite a while.

(By the way, I enjoyed the book so much more than I did years ago, now that I actually am a quilter, and know what the ladies are talking about through half of it!)

I pulled out my books, and locked onto a quilt made of Dresden Plates, which I've always thought were cool - but looked hard.

Still, I thought...maybe ONE wouldn't be so bad to make (not the 20 or so needed for this massive bed covering)...

So, I dug through my scrap box, dusted off the sewing machine, and voila! Wall hanging to fill in the space left by my new entertainment corner in Sunnymeade (with, yes, a new flat screen tv!).

Whatcha think? I'm quite chuffed, myself!

My Dresden Plate...

My Dresden Plate!

Quilting detail...

Plate Detail

New wallhanging...

In Place

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This morning, Zoe and I were doing a reconnoiter of Sunnymeade's vast estate *snicker* when I discovered something unexpected.

On my front door, I have a wreath that I won at a Relay auction a few months ago. Looks pretty, no?

Front Door Wreath

But I squeaked in surprise when a bird flew out of it and sailed past me. Upon closer inspection, I found a delightful surprise...

Surprise!

Note to self: avoid the front door for the next few weeks.

Cool, huh? :-)

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So, I just looked back through my blog, and realized just how long I've been absent.

A while, apparently!

So, whatcha been doing, girl (other than raising a VERY demanding puppy)?!

Well, let's see...



I've been enjoying the spring flowers...and my first batch of daffodils at Sunnymeade...

Lovely

Seeing a lot of sunrises (puppy has to go out VERY early in the morning!)...

Sunrise

Been enjoying how enamored Zoe and Grandpa are with each other...

March 30

*grins*

Laughing (a lot!) during a playdate between Zoe and Carma, her only sister from the litter...

April 5

Laughing at a visit from the Easter Bunny at work...

April 7

Introducing Zoe to her cousin, Ziggy (Don and Michelle's new schipperke)...





Emceeing our wildly popular "Battle of the Books" at the library...

April 14

Mourning the loss of ANOTHER colleague at the library, Charles, who died in a tragic accident at his home, and dealing with the work fallout...

Sad Service

Planting lots of things in the ground around Sunnymeade with Dad's help...

So Pretty!

April 16

Listening the splish splash of my new "water feature", which doubles as a puppy drinking fountain and shower. ;-)

Water Feature!

And occasionally, marveling at rainbows...

March 29

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