Project 365

Monday, January 16, 2017

Birds & full moons

 The pilated woodpecker came for breakfast
 Look at how he can swivel his neck around


 Spooky shot of the full moon

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Birthday to Molly

 I forgot to post these......Molly turned 8(56 in dog years) on Jan 4th
 The "hang-dog" expression!
" Did you say cake?"
 "Or maybe go to the park?"

Sunday, January 8, 2017

More of crazy Molly

This dog just loves the snow
About halfway through our hikes she decides to find a stick
Then run like crazy with it

She decided she wanted this one
She kept barking at me like she couldn't understand why I didn't throw it!


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hiking in the snowy woods

On new year's day I tool Molly over to the new park for a long hike.  It was so beautiful as it had snowed & the trees looked like they been frosted.  Of course I hadn't brought my camera as it was just her & I so it's hard to carry everything
I went back the next day with the camera.....not quite as pretty but still photo-worthy
 One of the new trails takes us close to the horse farm

This stream snakes its way around the property

Take a look at this you see a monster?

Baby pine trees trying to grow
This is another new trail that just opened

 This is the "bridge" that crosses the water....a little scary!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

LiLi learning to sew

The week after christmas the kids were off school so LiLi came to our house for the day
She had some presents to open that came from my family in england

This is amazing as this "knitting doll" has been around for who knows how many years

We spent most of the rest of the day in my sewing room practicing threading her machine & winding bobbins so she could take it home with her.  I gave her some material that I had drawn lines & shapes on so she could practice sewing on the lines & turning corners, & then she sewed some hand warmers.  She also wanted to learn how to sew on buttons by hand so we did that.  When Mark picked her up they took her machine home along with two boxes of material for her to make things from.  I got an emergency phone call sunday afternoon, she had jammed the machine up, so I talked Mark through fixing it.  I thought they would be okay but then I got a text message from LiLi saying she needed another lesson on threading the machine..... would I please come over Monday morning to show her.  She had threaded it fine but had put the bobbin in upside biggie. 
We did some more practicing & then I gave her this "teddy bear" pattern to make.  I just guided her through cutting it out but she did all the work without help.
I can't wait to see what she "creates" by herself.