Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Felting Fool

I don't know about your end of the country, but here in Kansas we had bone chilling cold weather, below zero weather most of last week. The snow from Christmas which I loved at that moment, because who doesn't love a white Christmas, is still piled up on the ground....only now it's a yucky color and a nuisance. Other than running out for necessities such as chocolate, Cleo and I have been content to stay home and felt lots of wool felt for new projects. We were felting fools, we felted over 27 colors!

The crock pot was put to good use making lots of comfort food. Chili in sourdough bread bowls topped with cheese and a big dollop of sour cream, YUM! I love winter food don't you?

I finished my pattern for "Down The Bunny Trail", isn't it adorable? Jerry will be adding it to the web site tomorrow.

Today was a much needed get out of the house day. Too much hanging out here talking to Cleo can not be a good thing. Hubby and I skedaddled on over to Independence Missouri with friends to see an exhibit at the Harry S Truman Presidential Library & Museum. Now I know driving to another state sounds desperate for a get-a-way, but you have to remember we are just about on the state line, so going to MO can be minutes away. OK, back to the museum, it really is a lovely building which my picture does not do justice to as it shows only a small portion of the building.
I did not however want to walk backwards a mile in the freezing cold and slush to capture a better picture for you. The special exhibits change from time to time, the exhibit we were interested in seeing today were the Pulitzer Prize Photos from the year 1942 to present.

One of the permanent rooms is a replicate of Truman's Oval Office in the White House.

All that looking at photographs works up an appetite, we were starving and ready for some Italian cooking at V's. Now don't let that sign scare you away lol! The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is fun.

When I got home I had a box waiting for me, actually I have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on these luscious shades of #8 Perle Cottons.

I am itching to get stitching this week!
Have a wonderful Sunday.... XO Barbie Jo and Cleo

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy 2010!

Happy New Year to all! I know, it has been awhile since my last post, seems I had a blogging meltdown before Christmas, so we have a little catching up to do. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Ours was quiet but lovely and we had a white Christmas, lots of white, a foot of snow! And I have to show you a darling gift my mailman brought, a completely unexpected gift from my bloggy friend Sharon.

Some of you may know Sharon by reading her fun posts on Red Geranium Cottage and she was a very busy girl this year stitching up lots of cute gifts. She sent me one of her famous zippered pouches, the cutest little embroidered stocking and even a little ornament for Cleo! So sweet!

Along with a fresh snowfall come a batch of snowmen. No I did not make this little girl, she sits in a yard few houses away from me. I love watching all the little ones enjoy the snow. And I also am thankful I don't have to deal with the mounds of soggy mittens, clothes and boots anymore LOL.
Along with that snow the temps have been in the single digits, a nice time to stay inside as much as possible and stitch. Cleo and I felted this nice stack of wool felt last week.

Then we cut it up and began working on a new design. And just look at my helper, laying on top of my penny rug, pins and all, doesn't matter, just gotta lay claim to my work in progress. Um, could you move over Cleo so I can sew this tail bunny on?

Well I did manage to get it done, here's a little peek at "Hoppin' Down The Bunny Trail".
Writing instructions this week and hope to have it on my web site soon.

Have a great week everybunny, and stay warm!
X0 Cleo