I’ve been busy the last few weeks fighting with my nemesis, the big D. Down in the dumps, digging for doomsday, in the depths of despair, with depression. Darn and drat. But I’m on the uphill side of the dip in the road and hopefully on to happier things this week.
I haven’t done any sewing for a couple of weeks. I did finish two swap items prior to that, both of which were overdue. But I haven’t heard that either of them have arrived so I won’t show them yet.
I can show the third place mat I made at Easter. It was for my DD#2’s boyfriend’s daughter and DD finally sent me a photo. Isn’t it the cutest fabric! And an I Spy all on it’s own.
DD also sent a photo of the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt at its current stage. It’s getting there!
DH has been working at the next town over – 35 minutes down the road and he has seen a bear or three everyday on the way to and from work. I have a couple of pictures to show you. This first one is a beautiful grizzly bear. The colour in this photo is not that great but the head shot is.
Here’s another with better colour. Isn’t this bear gorgeous!
And look at these cuties… there are three of them so look up…
Our weather has been grey and cold up until the last two days. I finally planted my garden. It is late and who knows if I’ll get any food out of it, but maybe fall will be late. I have potatoes, carrots, parsnips, Swiss chard, peas, lettuce, radishes and Joy Choy. In the greenhouse there are some tomatoes and zucchini plants that were given to me. I think I’ll plant some beans tomorrow.
It was my intention to do a giveaway of the two place mat panels and now that I have a photo I am going to do that. One panel like the I Spy one above and one pirate panel as pictured on this post. This will be a quick turnaround giveaway – closing tomorrow at midnight Pacific time and I’ll post the winners on Tuesday. Please just leave a comment if you want to enter. Let me know which one you like and I’ll put your name in for that one, or if you like them both you can have your name in both draws.
I have some happy mail receipts to show so I’ll be back with them soon.
I love BOTH of your placemats and would like to be entered in both draws. Thanks for the chance to win. Here's hoping you can see the light from the bottom of that hill, and the sun shines upon you soon.ReplyDelete
I love both. They are each cute and cool. Thanks for the chance to win and I am glad your back love your posts.ReplyDelete
Those bears are great! I love both placemats but I really need the pirate one for my nephew so please enter me only in that one. If I win he will be over the moon! :DReplyDelete
Glad you are feeling better. Now that summer is on it's way in I find that my doldrums (what I get isn't anywhere near depression) are much less. The warmer weather even without the sun is making me feel better. :D
I'm glad you're feeling better and are back blogging again. I've missed you and your interesting photos. Be well :)ReplyDelete
Love the bear pictures ... do they do damage up the poles? the little mat is fantastic.... and I would love to be entered into that one... so much to look at... though the pirate one is just as nice..... we refer to depression as the Black Dog here.... not sure why... but I know it is horrible when you are in the dip so very glad to hear you are on the way up.... take care...ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your struggle with D. I have been there and I know how it feels. My DD has recently been diagnosed with post-natal depression so we are kind of living with it by association. Love your I Spy style placemat. We have sun today for the first time since Frday when winter officially began here. Yuk! Roll on spring and summer!ReplyDelete
Hope you are feeling much better each day Janet...ReplyDelete
Oh I do love the photos of the bears BUT I am pleased they are over there.
Your daughter's Grandmother's Garden Quilt is looking great..
thanks for a chance to win your giveaway and I also love both...
Take care XX
Poor you, cheer up hun, summer is on its way, I know that always makes me feel a bit brighter when the sun is out when I am down in the duldrums.ReplyDelete
Love the flower quilt, and as always the bear pictures are amazing. I didnt realise they climb so high, so there would be no escaping one up a tree if they wanted to get you. I love the animal place mat best, lots of critters that we dont get down under.
Glad to hear you're coming uphill from the dip - keep going!ReplyDelete
I would love to be entered for both placemats please!
Cute bears (hide the honey though). Glad your on the uphill, its a slog but the view is good on the way up. The eye spy patch is fab, I have several chums due babies in the coming months, a perfect gift. Fingers crossed.ReplyDelete
so sorry to hear the dismals came to call... hopefully you will start to feel better now that the sun is starting to shine xx your placemat looks so cheerful.. maybe you should have one for YOUR place at the table xx chin up xxReplyDelete
I'm sorry you've been feeling down. Is it the "end of winter blues"? Whatever it is, I hope you're through it now.ReplyDelete
Both those panels are great and I know my DGS3 would love either of them, if I were lucky enough to win.
glad to hear you are on the uphill climb out of the 'downs', I hope we can give you a bit of a help out of the dip.ReplyDelete
Always love to see your wildlife and scenery pics, the bear pics are just amazing.
Your DD's hexie quilt is fantastic!! Well done.
Love the blue stepping stones.
Fantastic "bear" shots!ReplyDelete
Get on the road to feeling good as summer is just around the corner!
Take care... :)
love seeing pictures of the country side, living in a city we certainly don't see any bears.would like either. both panels are greatReplyDelete
Enter my name in both--my cousin is having a baby boy in August, so either would be perfect to make him something. Thanks!ReplyDelete
well you will just have small carrots if it's a short summer, but you will have some - did you plant some "winter" vegetables? the ones you can let stay outside and don't need to worry if it's freezing or not? that actually need a litle frost to taste good? and if you feel very "experimenty" there is a salad that will keep growing (ok veeery slowly) under snow ...ReplyDelete
ok what I wanted to say was I would love the "I spy"- panel
oh and of course did you get the anti-sly cover?
that anti-sly cover is supposed to be an anti-fly cover...Delete
what are those cubs doing on the poles??ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway. Love your bear pictures. Wow. And the little quilt mats are adorable. I really like the I Spy one if I should happen to win. Thanks, again.ReplyDelete
Beautiful bear photos!! I love bears-- every time we go to the mountains, we look and hope to see bears, but usually they are pretty elusive... :-)ReplyDelete
Please add me to both drawings! Either one of these would be LOVED by my little granddaughter. She just turned one year old, and has been fascinated by the placemats on our table ever since she was old enough to grab them. I know she would be thrilled to have one with animals or pirates--- mine are all floral.. not so entertaining for a little kiddo! :-) Thanks!
I would love the I Spy panel. It would be a good one to give to my grandson. He could use it when they go out to eat to help keep him occupied.ReplyDelete
love the bear pictures especially the one where they are climbing the telephone pole... glad you are feeling better... missed your new blogs... dont put me in your drawings even though I love the place mats...ReplyDelete
Only 2 weeks and a couple of days, and summer will officially be here - hopefully the sun will take away the doldrums! I like both placemats, so count me in for both draws! Thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
I would love both panels! I'm glad you're back and on the up side of the dip. I look forward to your posts.ReplyDelete
I like the pirate one. thank you for the chance to winReplyDelete
Pretty pictures - love the bears ;-)ReplyDelete
I love the I spy - so put my name in that drawing please.
Hope you're feeling better soon. Cast off those heavy unhappy feelings and breathe a deep cleansing breath - relax your shoulders and roll your neck - Put a cool cloth on the back of your neck and try to relax and think happy thoughts
Do you know the song - Don't worry - Be Happy? It's a fun song and after listening to it - you just can't help feeling a tiny bit happier :)
Hope your knee is better soon.
Thank you for the chance to win.
I like them both! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you've been feeling blue! Hopefully watching what you've planted grow will fill your heart with hope and goodwill. For the panels, I like both, but the little pirate who shares a home with me would LOVE for me to make him a placemat made with the pirate panel. Thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
The Pirate panel is so cute!ReplyDelete
Oh Janet I am sorry to hear you have been feeling blue ,with the better weather arriving maybe you will feel a little brighter , I sure hope so. I love the I spy ,too cute. Those bears are amazing ,just handsome ,thanks for sharing those photos.ReplyDelete
I'm from Alaska but no longer live there, so I love all of your photos. It's a taste of home!ReplyDelete
Sorry, you've been blue. That's no fun. :( Luv, luv the bears!! Love the placemats, too.ReplyDelete
I just saw on the news where people are spotting more bears around. I don't really want to see one in my yard.ReplyDelete