Sunday, July 26, 2009

Colors of nature are exciting

It amazes me every day how colorful our world is. Most people wouldn't even see this little guy. He is only 3/8 inch long. This is a Candy-striped Leafhopper sitting on the Mammoth Sunflower in previous post.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Anna is 3 months old today

She is getting so cute! I'm hoping to see her in a few weeks. Also here is a little rabbit I made her from a pattern from Bowls n Annies.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I won!

A few weeks ago, Michelle was having a give-away for a few of her very pretty, hand-crafted, magnets. I won one! It even has a little dragonfly on it! I love it Michelle. Thank you so much!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another rare treat

I did see these over at North Jetty a couple of years ago and up in Sarasota at Gulf Gate Plaza but never thought I would see them in my back yard! They were on the feeder.
From Wikipedia:
"The Black-hooded Parakeet (Nandayus nenday) is also known as the Nanday Parakeet or Nanday Conure. The bird is native to South America from southeast Bolivia to southwest Brazil, central Paraguay and northern Argentina, from the region known as the pantanal. Caged birds have been released in some areas and the birds have established self sustaining populations in the Los Angeles, California, and several areas of Florida (including St. Petersburg, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County)."

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Roseate Spoonbill

On our way to perform yesterday we went past this little lake and I commented on all the storks and waders. Mike shouted "hey! A spoonbill!". Well, we had to turn around to see. Sure enough! We pass this little lake all the time but since the drought the birds have more or less left. Thankfully we had several days of rain this past week and they have returned. We are taking off in a bit to see if it is still there. Sure hope he sticks around.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Great service and a few pics

First I want to say thank you to Katie Hennagir. I did a search online for a certain fabric and finally found it in her shop for much less than others I found. I received it today, 2 days after I ordered it!!! On top of that, she sent me a free pattern and the fabric was wrapped so pretty with a red ribbon and a thank you note. Fabulous service. Bay Window Quilt Shop
By the way, the fabric is Aged Muslin by Marcus Brothers. It's great for doll bodies. It looks tea stained. Love it!!!

And here are just a few pics from the last couple days.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009