Thursday, October 15, 2009

An Apple A Day!

Actually, I eat two apples every day! I love Honey Crisps, Jazz and Cameo in that order! But the other day I was over at Jane's and saw that she had just gotten some Timeless Treasures Apple fabric! I immediately saw it as valances for the Squash House kitchen! The colors blend wonderfully with our new tile backsplash. I ordered 4 yards of it from her eBay shop! I know I won't need that much, but I can use leftovers for napkins or whatever! And Jane, being the wonderful person she is, included some fat quarters for me that she said would blend for a nice table runner! They certainly do, and that's just what I'm going to make with them! Thank you so much, Jane!! I tell you, this move won't come too soon! There are so many projects I want to start (and you won't say anything about the ones I still have to finish, will you?)!!

Last week while at the Squash House, the squirrel activity was at its peak. The little cuties are running all over trying to stock up for winter. This one was in the backyard - he had an entire sunflower seed head! He was so intent on stuffing his cheeks, I got nearly right next to him before he ran off with the whole head in his mouth!
Here he is on the fence out back. He was hopping from rail to rail with the seed head in his mouth, nearly losing his balance several times! Here he's stopped to nibble some more. Notice how he's balancing himself with his tail against the telephone pole!
We're slowly overcoming hurdles with the selling process on our house. We're both feeling a bit less stressed than we were a few days ago! Not long now and the packing can begin in earnest!

21 comments:

Cindy said...

Great fabric pieces, Candace.

And, how fun watching the squirrels. You sound like you just "love life".

Hugs and blessings....always

Trisha said...

Love that fabric for valances!

Karen said...

I'm glad your house selling it going well. I was at the store the other day and saw Honeycrisps and thought of you!

Niki :-) said...

I love apples too! Especially carmel apples LOL.♥
Niki

Mary said...

Your new fabric will make beautiful curtains. Isn't fun to have a new reason to justify buying fabric?

Stephanie said...

I just bought Honey Crisps, Sonyas (new to me) and Ambrosias at the market yesterday. Honey Crisps are a definite favorite! Just love that fabric. Jane is such a sweet person.

Quilt Hollow said...

The squirrels have gotten busy...there is an abundance of them here as well. Though...no sunflowers! Shoot! :-) Great photos to share and lucky you getting some pretty extras with that order!

cockermom said...

Judging from the pix you post of Squash House, I know you can not wait to get in there! I am so happy for you guys.

Kaaren said...

Woo hoo!...for the packing so to begin, for the squirrel stuffing his little face and to Jane for her generosity with her fabrics.

I just love woo hoo moments!


And is there any better state for apples than Washington?

Julia said...

Great fabric pieces, Candace....Jane's a darling!
I love apples too...what are honey crisps please?...sounds good though!
Julia ♥

Jackie said...

For some reason, I'm not a HoneyCrisp fan. I hear that's a bit odd. I do love apples though but mostly Gala and Fuiji.

Cute fabric and it will look wonderful in your kitchen!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, i am so happy you like the fabric and no one will mention a word about when they will be done. I see we have a different outlook on squirrels, ours just eat all our bird food, no matter what type of feeded we get. we have very fat and happy squirrels in our backyard!!

Ulla said...

Your new kitchen fabric is pretty, I love those colours. How nice of Jane to include material for a table runner to go with the valances.
Your squirrels seem to be a lot bigger and ruder than ours.

pratima said...

The apple trees fabric is so cute!
Isn't Jane the sweetest! She is a sweetheart.
Your little squirrel friend is so adorable. Hope everything is going well with the move :)

Kim said...

I like the fabric you chose for your valance and I agree that it suits your new kitchen...love your new kitchen! The fat quarter surprise was generous and fun. Nice that she thought to do that. I am glad that the selling process is a bit less, ahem, squirrelly. Hee hee...

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oh, I love that apple tree fabric. Adorable!

That's one determined little squirrel! I really enjoy watching them do their thing.

Libby said...

Yeah for window treatments. I've begun thinking about the very same this week . . . and I'm stumped *s*

Mel said...

YAY!!

Getting ready to feather the Squash House nest!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the apple fabric and it will look awesome in the kitchen!

sewtakeahike said...

I love that apple fabric!! I have the same print and also got the apple print. So cute!! It'll look great in your kitchen!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute pics. I have that apple fabric too. Love it.