Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring

Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Migration

It's my favorite sign of spring. The throaty trill heard high
in the sky. High above, barely visible due to their altitude, it's a flock
of sandhill cranes returning from the South, where they've been
living during the winter months. We saw hundreds of these massive beauties flying over today. . . what a treat! (Fall is also a great time
to see them, as they head south for the winter.)

The sandhill crane is akin to the heron, only larger. With a
7-foot wingspan, these beautiful birds reach a height of 31 to 47 inches.
Seeing the sandhill cranes flying in small groups, calling loudly,
growing closer and closer, circling the sky into larger groups for their flight north to breeding grounds in Canada is a surreal experience. I feel fortunate to live in a part of Indiana where we get to witness this migration each Spring and Fall from our own backyard. Most of the birds we see here are heading north for a stop over in the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Medaryville, Indiana.
Check out this video produced by the Chicago Tribune.
 Be sure to turn on your sound.
And here is just a few pieces of my favorite sandhill crane art from Etsy.
Sandhill crane letterpress print by Just A Jar Press 
 Sandhill crane print by Madara Mason
Limited Edition GICLEE MINI Print / "Reed Preening" /
Watercolor Painting of a Sandhill Crane by Reyes Paintings

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fresh Snow


We awoke to a cold snowy day and I spent most of the day inside. I completed a custom order of my heart felt ornaments and with a little help from Jimmy, my Burmese cat, prepared them, and some other items, for shipping.
The afternoon was spent sewing, working on some new zip pouches. It's time to restock the shop after the holidays.
The daylight ended with a beautiful pink and lavender sunset.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Good Cheer




Our house looks festive inside and out. The gifts have been wrapped and the cookies have been baked. I have four days off in a row this week and I'm so looking forward to enjoying some good holiday cheer! We will be relaxing and enjoying good food with friends and family, watching a few Christmas show classics, maybe even go to see a new movie.
Much love and good cheer to all this holiday season!

Monday, December 1, 2014

A New Favorite

This is our new favorite banana bread recipe.
I found it on the Martha Stewart website.
It's quick and easy to make and the addition of sour cream makes it nice and moist. Makes 1 loaf.


    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and beat to incorporate.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine. Stir in nuts, and pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.

Friday, November 28, 2014





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Have a great holiday weekend!