Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Loopy Academy Fabric Project One

One of the Loopy Academy Fabric Projects was to make a set of 4 placemats.  I don't use them but the girls often make a mess so I made them some placemats to put under their water dish and food dish.  On to the next project.  Ok I got a better picture sort of but I guess they are Bucky approved.

This is my Loopy Academy yarn project one a pillow.  I am re0decorating my guest room into white with red accents, so this pillow will go in there.  I took the dishcloth pattern that kind of looks like a poinsettia and added some rows at the end.

Isn't this little tree behind the neighbors pretty.  The Sugar Maple leaves are mostly on the ground but the rest are coloring up really nice this week.  The wind today is wreaking havoc on them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Protecting the Eagles

We know several of the Decorah eagles have died from contact with power poles.  The power company around Decorah is retrofitting the poles with protection so hopefully this does not happen.  Thank you to the power company for doing this.

Grand Prize

I have participated in the FabShopHop for several years now.  There are quilt shops across the US that participate.  You have a list of shops, click on each one and find the bunny.  You then register that you found the bunny with your email address.  There are many prizes:  A sewing maching, grand prize, 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize and then gift certificates from some of the shops.  I have won a couple $10 gift certificates to use at stores but in August I won one of the grand prizes.  Happy Birthday to me.  I got my box today and OMG there are so many wonderful things in the box.  Those of you who know me well know I collect pencils and there is a colored pencil quilt.  You know I am gonna make one.

So here is what I won.

Thank you FabShopHop.

Cardinals and Angels

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Elmer Fudd

Today I went to this warehouse that is open right before Halloween to right before Christmas and their stuff is 70% off retail price.  Their Hallloween stuff was half off today, so you know I got some stuff.  I use snowmen to decorate with in January and look what I found, Is he not the cutest ever, his camo knitted sweater and boots and hat and a rifle.  I had to have him. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

D20 Update

~ Tail feather update 18 October 2015 ~
Ambassador-in-Training Decorah actually has 9 of 10 tail feathers that are growing... these feathers are not done growing, but this is by far the best we've seen them look!

Saturday, October 17, 2015


This is the view from the camera this morning at Decorah.  This is one reason I watch the nest because in all the ugliness in the world now, this is so peaceful, calming, and beautiful. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Colors

 I have vibrant red gold leaved trees in the fall in my yard and neighborhood.  I love the colors, they put red glows throughout the house when the sun it out. 

I have no idea what he was doing but here he is, look up.  Mr Squirrel getting a bird's eye view.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Mrs Wilson's Knitting Circle

Today's lecture was about the voluntary aids.  These were women from the upper middle class and elite who had servants and never learned how to do the basics.  They were given 6 months of training which including learning to cook, clean and bandage.  They were then sent overseas to be used where they were needed.  They worked 6 months and had 7 days off.  They paid for their uniforms but their travel and other expenses were paid for.  We saw a picture of the hospital and what it looked after it was bombed.  If something or someone had the red cross on them they were to be safe territory and not be bombed or killed.  One of the difficulties they had to deal with was diseases no one had ever seen before.  Many neighborhoods and towns male population was wiped out due the men not coming back home.
Each of these lectures provide us with a look at WWI and those involved.  Plus we get a free pattern of the times that the Red Cross provided to those who were knitting for the soldiers.

There is a PBS mini series called Crimson Fields that talks about the aids and what happened during the war.