Friday, January 30, 2015

Clean drawers and TWO Owlickens!

Can I get some whoot-whoots here?  ALL of my fabric drawers are neat and tidy, for now anyway.  In the process I pulled some that were unloved, packed them in bags for the next quilty gathering, and they can find new homes.  I LOVE pulling out the drawers and feeling good about this small accomplishment!!!



Below - just playing with making 9 inch blocks. 


Yesterday at a funeral we sang a delightful old-timey song about coyotes and "Owlickens" -- a cross between owls and chickens!  (Something like that Jackalope critter in Douglas, Wyoming!)  That prompted me to look again at our pine tree today to see if Mr. Owl was there.  Yes, he's there, (center, bottom) but .wait ... there is a mate, Owl #2   I tried numerous  photos, but could not get them in the same one.  She's there, above #1, -- you can only guess if you are seeing her in the center, above #1 -- looking exactly like the pine tree bark.  This is most likely a mated pair.  Happy Day!!! 




15 comments:

Gale said...

Elaine, I've never heard of owlickens, but enjoyed seeing the picture of the owl AND the clean fabric drawers. I have such a difficult time getting rid of fabric.

Phyllis said...

How fun to watch the owls. They are fascinating. I spent most of my day cleaning and organizing fabric and wool. Looks so good now.

Carol said...

Oh Happy Day! Owl babies Owl babies! That excites me! Spent the day driving up to look at a retreat house and visiting a quilt shop along the way. A very good day!

Janet O. said...

I'm familiar with Jackalopes, but I have never heard of owlickens. : )
My drawers are waiting for your magic touch!

Elsie Montgomery said...

Whoot-whoot, whoot-whoot, whoot-whoot! I need to clean my stash up too... you always inspire. Owl-wisdom might be your special gift? :-)

Ruth said...

Very nice stash pictures. Unfortunately, I don't think I saw Mrs. Owl. How nice to have them. I need to be more aware - maybe there is one nearby?

Lindah said...

ha-ha! We have the jackalopes out here, but the owlickens are new to me. I sort of guessed at #1 and #2 --by color. How fun to have them in your tree. Your stash is looking good. Wouldn't it be nice to have an elf to keep things straight in the quilting room?

Jen said...

I want to hear this Owlicken song hahah! Thanks for sharing the owl pictures, I think they are such neat birds. And your fabric looks so nice and tidy now, it's gotta be a good feeling!

Tanya said...

Whoo-Whoot! Good for you! I wish I could get inspired to do some shelf and drawer cleaning!

Michelle said...

woohoo...great job organizing your fabric stash! I love the owl pictures...such majestic creatures!

Vic in NH said...

Ahhh, I have clean drawers every morning, LOL! Seriously, good for you to neaten your stash, and nice owl picture, too.

Helen in the UK said...

Thanks for your lovely comment yesterday. Good job on the tidy up, it's always good to organise and remind ourselves of what we have in the stash :)

Bonnie said...

Great job straightening up your fabric. I've been spiffing up my studio since the beginning of the year. Feel free to drop by on Wednesday to see where the next clean up area is. Slow but steady is working for me. Love your owl picture. Really? There are two there?

Leslie said...

Hey there! I'm so glad you're still blogging. I visit once in awhile and came today to revisit your RW&B Star Struck quilt. Lovely! Would you mind if I made one similar as a "Quilt of Valor"?

Purple Pam said...

I like your nice, neat drawers, your storage drawers, not the others! LOL! It feels so good to get things organized and ready to use or ready to donate. Glad hubby was not badly hurt in his fall on the stairs.