Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Random on a Thursday... spring is here

 So I was sewing away last Saturday.  Mum was visiting so she was sitting at the table beside me.  And then I saw a shadow.  I thought it was the neighbour's dog so I looked up.  It was not a dog.  It was Marvin!  He peeked at me through the sliding glass doors and was peeking under the ironing board at me.  EEK!  Marvin is a black bear.  I hollered at Husband, "Little bear!" Just a little guy and a pretty cute little guy at that!  EEK!  He was right there looking at me!  Husband blew the air horn and he toddled off into the woods but he came back again and got another air horn blast.  The not so great picture shows Marvin's smudgy wet bear print and I put the brown leaf beside the wet smudge to show how big or little his  furry wet paws are.

 And the flowering currants are blooming at the pond.  So pretty!  We are a bit worried that the visiting wild ducks might be eating up all the frog eggs but I am sure nature will figure it all out.

Mmmm.  First rhubarb pie of the season.  Mmmm.

I found a ton of lovely and awesome vintage buttons at the thrift store on the weekend.  Lots of glass and shell buttons and so nice of them to sort them into color bags.  Thank you, thrift store!  Mmmm, buttons!

I spy a ritz cracker button in this lot!  What?  Yep.  There it is.

This little chickadee found a pile of Webster's golden retriever fluff and was trying to stuff as much of it into his beak as possible.  I get a warm fuzzy feeling thinking that Webby's fluff is going to line a little bird's nest!

Happy Random Thursday! Linking up with Cindy!


  1. Sounds like you live in an idyllic setting. I would have said maybe you should sit your sewing machine up outside, but not with bear, even little ones, in the neighborhood.

  2. Marvin! I've been waiting for him to come back. I hope he keeps his distance. My Rhubarb is only about 3". Enjoy!

  3. Oh my, sounds like you might be getting more of a pet than you'd like. Yikes!

  4. I enjoyed looking at all of the different buttons. Rhubarb pie, yummo.

  5. It's almost time to make rhubarb pie again. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Eek! I remember your bear friend from last year! Bears freak me out. :)

  7. That rhubarb pie looks yummy! Funny looking at your buttons,,,I have mates for many of them in my collection (passed down from my Mom and my sister)!