Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Resting Time

It has been unseasonably cold here for a long stretch. We still have hummingbirds (the Anna's is a year 'round resident) and we had taken to bringing a fresh feeder of food out every morning and bringing the previous day's food in (it was a solid block of ice after being out all night). The little guys would hover and chirp in anticipation of their breakfast. Here is a picture that our friend, Dick Logan, took of a male staying warm. I took one of our little guy, but my camera is a wimp compared to Dick's! Now it is warm and raining, and the hummers are happy again.




I have been very busy with BCharmer, sewing and packaging and shipping for the holiday season. I feel so grateful for all of my wonderful customers, who have kept me busy all year. I have now closed both of my shops so that I can pay attention to my poor neglected family. I will re-open in 2010! I hope to have fresh inventory and a couple of new designs to show off. I recently purchased some new fabric from Joel Dewberry's "Deer Valley" line, and I'm smitten. Here are a couple of examples of items that I've made with it so far:



I wish you all a happy, safe, and healthy holiday. I'll see you in 2010!

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Glad you can take a rest...lovely fabric indeed! Enjoy your time off!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

have a great time off!!!

i n a l u x e said...

Oh where would we be without birds? Aren't they beautiful?! thank you for sharing your birds with us. We have quite a few locals in our backyard too - some of which decide to come indoors and hang out on windows, or our paintings. :) It's veryt hot here, how I wish it was cold. It's going to be a long summer.

I also love your new work too. they are gorgeous. It's great getting new supplies - I love it too. Well Colleen, have the best christmas break, and enjoy the nice relaxing time with family - I know I will. Soooo tired this week. Can't wait! xo Kristina.

Victoria said...

Hummingbirds are the most magical little beings, and just leave me completely is awe.

Warm wishes to you and your family for a very joyous holiday!

mary ruzich said...

I have just discovered your blog, thanks to Julia. Your work is beautiful and stories are honest and inspiring. I'll be following you...mary

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks everyone! And Welcome to my blog, Mary!

Julia Moore said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, Peace and Joy in the New Year to you and your family. Love, Julia Moore

vadjutka said...

Very happy holidays Colleen!
Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

picciolo said...

Hi, happy new year! Your new fabric and items are great, I hope you have had a wonderful rest over the holidays
: )

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