- It’s Official! Spring has sprung in ThimbleannaLand.
Our DuckCouple is back. Yipee! I love it when our little DuckCouple returns. They’ll be here for another week or so and then they’ll move on. I wish they’d have their babies here. Apparently, we’re good enough for a stopover, but not the nursery. I hope they’ll be safe while they’re here, too. We got a neighborhood notice that someone a few streets over lost a small dog to coyotes. The fact that we have coyotes around here is always startling to me — I’m mostly from out west and I thought coyotes were a western thing. I mean think about it — you always read about coyotes and cowboys, not coyotes and cornfields.
- Last month, I participated in a spring/fall swap hosted by the ever so lovely Trashalou. It was a really fun swap for me, as my partner was new to me — the very sweet Catherine of Calidore.
I made a little bag for Catherine to keep her hand sewing things in — scissors, thread, needle, thimble, etc. I have a little stitchery bag and I carry it everywhere. I drew up the pattern for this one — if I were to do it again, I would use Janet’s fantastic tutorial – I LOVE her little bag. She published her pattern just after I finished this bag. Catherine got better pictures of the goodies than I did and she wrote me such a wonderful thank you. Thank YOU Catherine! The package to me is on it’s way — I’m not sure if it will be from Catherine or someone else (the partners were a surprise), but I’m excited to find out! Thanks for hosting Trashy!
- Flat Stanley has paid us a visit! Beth’s young son’s class is doing a Flat Stanley project and I offered to host him here in ThimbleannaLand. While he was here I took him to see Johnny Appleseed‘s grave. It was a beautiful day and I think he rather enjoyed it (I certainly did)! If you’d like Flat Stanley to come and visit you, I’m sure Beth could hook you up. ;-)
- Finally (!), Make Life Bunny is so excited about the giveaway, he’s all packed and ready to go. And look! In addition to that 1/2 yard of fabric, he squeezed a card of those cute Make Life Simple buttons into his suitcase! Don’t forget, if you’re interested in a chance to win him you have to make sure the giveaway appears on your local evening news just have to comment on the giveaway post.
I hope you’re all having a great week!