Friday, June 4, 2010

A Quick Hello

Hi everyone!

I don’t have much going on right now – been kind of a quiet week here….the temps have cooled down (ya, just when the central air got fixed yesterday…it was 62 here! lol) and it’s raining and 60 today.  Isn’t that the way it works? Murphy’s Law I guess!

Stitched up something new yesterday too….
Daisy’s and Beeskeep Mat
 Daisys and Beeskeep


Yesterday was a great day for bird watching…OMGosh I sound like I’m 80 years old! But just outside our screen room in our Service Berry bush
(here it is below - remember I posted it several weeks back)
Service Berry 1
and the Cedar Waxwings just love the berries – the first year we had the bush the berries got huge – plump and red…then the Cedar Waxwings came and stripped it clean…..didn’t see them for a couple years. Now this year they’re here again in hoards, but they aren’t giving the berries time to ripen…they’re eating them green…hope they don’t get belly aches! 
Aren’t they a pretty bird?

Cedar Waxwing 1

Cedar Waxwing

We also have a little family of Wrens in the bush as well – they come every Spring and have their babies…which are in there chirping now….we can see them so clearly just sitting in our screen room – and it’s soooo cute when the babies come out for the first time.


Take a little tour with me….

We have this fabulous Perennial Farm near us called Northwind Perrenial Farm that we like to go visit not only to get our flowers but just as a little treat…the grounds are just beautiful. I tried to get the pictures off the disc I loaded them onto but only a few would transfer before it kept saying ‘not responding’….oh that frustrates me….so after trying to get pictures for the umpteenth time I gave up so what’s here is what you get….enjoy!

Perennial Farm 6
Perennial Farm 7
Perennial Farm 5
Perennial Farm 4
Perennial Farm 3
Perennial Farm 2
Perennial Farm 1 

Hope all is well with everyone and enjoy your wonderful weekend



  1. Your little bird friends are adorable!! We have a pair of morning doves here and I love hearing them!

  2. Your birds are so sweet Karen. My mom used to watch them all the time, and she wasn't 80 either! It's fun when you start seeing the babies come out. I loved your trip to the perennial farm! What a fabulous barn!!! Do they sell antiques too? I spyed an nice bead board cupboard there.... I bet their flowers are wonderful!

  3. Hey Karen:
    Yep !! I'm able to be up and around today after my hectic day yesterday...
    Love all your pics.. beautiful farm next door. I love going to nurseries..
    Love your new project with daisies ...
    always glad to read your posts.. interesting !!

  4. Hi Karen,
    Wow your yard looks good! I'm a bird watcher too! We keep several large feeders for them.
    Can't wait to see what your stitchin!

  5. Hi Karen. Loved seeing your birds. They are so fun to watch. We have a lot of hummingbirds here and I love watching them. That perennial farm looks like a wonderful place to visit! I love their barn!!

  6. ummm love that your work too..and love all the birds flowers etc..have a most wonderful weekend:)

  7. I love looking at birds too Karen and enjoy your pictures! thank you for sharing them!


  8. your new project looks great,thanks for the peek.well i guess im a 80 yr old too cause i been watchin the birds alot too lol.we did that new fence in the back and my hubby left the posts high that we hung bird feeders on them.they are all over just beautiful.even got some hummingbird feeders too.they are beautiful but boy there fast.have a great weekend dear.blessings michelle

  9. Karen, That perennial farm looks like my kind of place!!! You are so lucky to live close to it. And your cedar waxwings sure are beautiful. I've always wanted to see one of those birds. Never have. And wrens, I think are the most cutest birds along with the nuthatch. I have wrens nesting in one of my bird houses too. Love listening to them sing.


  10. love your penny rug. i'll bet the perennial farm has the best plants. denise

  11. Oh I love all of your birds and the tour. Awesome place. I loved your mat too. It is beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I haven't forgot your books! I have started another one since Granny is gone.

  12. Great Bird pics Karen and I love your beeskeep mat how sweet.

  13. Karen,
    I love your penny rug! Great birds pictures...thats for sharing them. I don't think we have any Cedar Waxwings around here. Northwind Perrenial Farm looks like a wonderful place to get flowers.
    Have a great weekend.

  14. Your bee keep mat is so pretty. When I am done with the penny rug runner I am working on (my first) I would like to try a design like yours. Oh I must be some where in my 80's to because I watch & wait for the birds to come to the feeder. I have a humming bird visiting my flower baskets this week. Oh my I sure would like to visit Northwind farm too. Thanks for sharing the trip.

  15. Oh Karen, those Cedar Waxwings are just beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen one before. I'd sure love to come shop with you! I've still got to get some flowers, maybe next week. Have a great weekend, Dawn

  16. Your bee skeep mat is wonderful!

  17. Hi Karen,

    We have been getting the same temperatures here. All it has done all week is rain, more rain and more rain. I am so ready for some sun! Haven't really had time to work in the gardens because of all this rain. My youngest started soccer and let me tell you, it's not fun sitting in the stands with pouring rain.

    I love your new stitchery. It's perfect!

    What a beautiful place to get flowers from. I would also just love going to walk the grounds.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  18. I love your birds!!! And i love the candlemat-so summery!

  19. Karen you shared the most beautiful pictures! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing and happy bird watching. ♥
    Blessings, Dawn

  20. Beautiful pictures!! Enjoy the birds... I know that I always enjoy watching them as well.


  21. Hi Karen: I should try making rhubarb cake..sounds delicious...I looove your flower and bee skep penny rug...and those sweet birdies...I ran out of suet for my birdies...they love the peanut butter one, which doesn't melt in the sun..have a great sunday.

  22. where do you purchase your wool from? thanks!

  23. What a great place to shop! How much could I spend there? Make sure that you see the post on my blog of my husband holding the hummingbird, it was amazing to see!


  24. I sit & watch my birds too LOL I always say I'm going to keep a bird journal so I'll know when it's time for certain birds to come through but get busy & forget

  25. Hi Karen...hey girl how's it your new mat it is so adorable...I too love watching all the birds...isn't spring just so wonderful...
    Loved the tour of the farm and your yard looks so beautiful...
    Have a Blessed day...
    Sweet Blessings

  26. Hi Karen, I love the mat you made!
    Your camera takes GREAT pictures of the birds,
    just beautiful!!!

    The outside of you home looks so beautiful
    and peaceful!
    Have a great week friend,

  27. What beautiful photos of the birds and the farm. I also delight in watching the birds and I have many more years before 80. :)

  28. OMGosh! I LOVE-LOVE your penny mat, Karen! :)
    I enjoyed your pics-I love to watch the birds too! Right now I'm enjoying our Orioles, they love grape jelly and the humming bird's sugar water! They make it known when their dish of jelly is EMPTY, too! :) So much fun to watch!

    Have a happy week!

  29. Hey Karen! Girl, I LOVE bird watching! I wish we had cedar wax wings down here. I don't think I have ever seen them in person before. We do have house wrens, which have several nests close to the house. One of my favorites is bluebirds. We have a birdhouse on one of our fence posts and bluebirds raise their families there every year. I love watching them.

    The perrennial garden place looks great. Too bad all of your photos wouldn't load. Maybe another time?

    Last but not least, I love your penny mat! So sweet and perfect for this time of the year.

    I hope you have a happy week!

  30. So glad you have central air again! Your Daisy’s and Beeskeep Mat is so adorable! I just love your work.

    How wonderful that you have a screened in area to sit and watch the birds. I wish I had more time for that but with three kids running around here, we don't get to stop and enjoy nature as much as I'd like. That's the main reason we enjoy our daily walks. Your bird pictures are wonderful-- I love the close ups!


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