My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Simsonized Family Portrait

Yes, I was really bored!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Folding Toys

There is not much crafting going on here lately.

I spent most of the weekend reading the New Harry Potter book, and most of the rest of the week getting the kids ready to begin school next week.

I folded the crane ring in the picture. It is supposed to be a dollar bill ring.

The Idea for the flexagon in the video from previous post was inspired by this post.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Cake and a penguin!

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry and Bannas.

A very tiny penguin.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Big Eyes

I think the picture says it all.
Craft Idea found here.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Thrify Storage!

I am happy to have found this file cabinet.
I have already emptied for smaller crate type boxes and put all the paper, leaflets, and magazines in their new storage unit. Now I need a magic fairy to come sort and label it. The previous owner even left behind a few legal size hanging file folders and tabs to label them.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Scooby Doo quilt finished!

Thanks grandma for quilting this on your Longarm machine!

I designed a Scooby Doo continuous line pattern for borders and large open spaces. The outer border has a modified version or this pattern, that fits the dimensions better.

View of outer border from the back.

3 yards of flannel was used to make a small throw to match. Same fabric front and back (using a yard and a half for each side).

Monday, July 2, 2007

The Buzz!

A short home video of the Bees!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

The busy bee

"Honey is sweet! but the bee stings" Proverbs

Two weeks ago I stepped on a bee. After always telling the kids to put their shoes on to go outside, I am the one who goes barefoot.

Today our neighbor came home to find a few bees in one of his trees.

Our neighbor called a local beekeeper and he brought a box for the bees.

The beekeeper brushed the bees into a small cardboard box with a small hand broom and dumped them into the wooden hive.

He managed to get the queen and the other bees began to migrate to the box. It was interesting to see the little bees sit on the edge of the box and fan their wings. I was told they were doing this to fan the scent of the queen, and let the other bees know she had moved.

The beekeeper gave the branch one good shake and knock the majority of the remaining bees off. Then he sprayed the tree branch with something that was really unpleasant. He said that most times when he sprays the stuff "people start looking at there shoes to see if they stepped in something."

The box was placed on the ground to allow all the bees a chance to move in. The beekeeper will return at night to get the box full of bees.

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