Monday, January 17, 2022

Snow Quiet

 As the snow continued to fall last night
It was SNOW quiet
Not a car to be seen or heard for hours and hours
And in the morning light
The tranquility continued
It was such a beautiful morning.
We can't wait to make the afternoon SNOW Crazy!!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Always Amelia in the Y Acres Studio

 Amelia has been hard at work in the Y Acres Studio this past month. 
A Doodle Doggie Quilt
Ready to wrap for Sigman K9Services Doggies
Definitely a big hit at Christmas!
A kitty cat quilt for Clarence.  
Amelia's embroidery design work
Namaste at Home!!!!
And the first draft of the new YAS baby line
William says he loves it!
Happy Sunday from Always Amelia 
and the Y Acres Studio!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

So Much To Do Caturday

This week our Devon Rex cats have been SO busy.  It must be terribly hard being a Devon Rex with so much responsibility and things to do! 
Evaluating stitch strength
Supervising vacuuming
Rating quilt comfort levels
Extra research required
Data collection processing
Sleeping position assessment
Thank goodness for all their help!
Happy Caturday!


Friday, January 14, 2022

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

"Hey Mom...
 Do you want to build a snowman?"
"I picked out the perfect carrot for his nose!"
"Uhhh.... Should we tell Agnes we need snow to build a snowman?"
"Don't worry Agnes! I know what we can do with your carrot!"
"I think it's an even better idea than building a snowman..."
"Trust your brother Ernie....First give Mom your best smile"
"Then your best puppy dog eyes"
"Then, SLURP"
"OHHH I see Ernie! I like this idea!"
"Hey, uh Mom... You want to build another snowman?" *wink wink*
Guess I'll get some more carrots! 
My sweet silly doodles, they will never know that this was my trick to get them to eat their vegetables all along ;)
Always,
Amelia

Thursday, January 13, 2022

It's a Great Day to be a Dog

 The snow may have melted here at Yesteryear Acres, but one thing remains true.... It is a GREAT day to be a dog!!! 
The sun is shining
The grass is crunchy
It is PAWfect outside for some long distance fetch!
Alright everyone! GO LONG!
Wohoo!!! Great Job!
Okay, Who is the fastest?!
GO!
Ernie says, "Why run faster when you can run for the second ball all by yourself?"
All I know is, it's a great day to be a dog!
Always,
Amelia

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Walk With Me Wednesday

 One of my favorite things to do is take my sweet doodles, and puppies in training, for walks. Not only do I personally enjoy the movement for myself, but I love watching how bouncy and happy the dogs are as well. Our daily walks together brings me a lot of joy. On my walk this afternoon, I wondered what your favorite walks are with your doodle!? What’s your favorite place to take your furry family member for a walk? 

Ernie McDoodle’s  favorite place is hiking in Vermont
Maverick loves walking along the beach the most
Puppies tend to like walking in places where there are lots of crunchy leaves to play with. 
And Agnes loves to go anywhere! She can’t wait for the next big adventure! All she needs is her purple ring!

Share with us your favorite walking places with your best buddy (or two… or three ;) )

Always,

Amelia 


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Sunny Snow Walk

 Thank you so much for all your Snow Puppy Pictures!! They all made my day to see our sweet doodle doggies living their best lives with you! To round out the snow happiness here at Yesteryear Acres, we took a nice sunny snow walk to enjoy the beauty of the woods before the snow melts away. 

Our new snow gauge is measuring about 1 inch of glorious snow!
I love how snow is like glitter in the sunlight 
And the doodles love how much we love to go for walks in the snow!
Maverick likes sniffing each individual snowflake the best
Alright everyone, say “Snow Much Fun!”
PAWfect picture Agnes!! 

What a wonderful sunny snowy walk kind of day!

Always,
Amelia 



Monday, January 10, 2022

Send Us Your Best Snow Puppies!

 We are missing our Puppy Picture Mondays like crazy!!! I can just see all the adorable puppy pictures we would have with all this pretty snow. Little pawprints, snowflake kisses, and everything doodle cute in between! Share with us your best snow puppy pictures!!! And yes, all Yesteryear Acres Doodles are puppies, no matter the age! :) I can't wait to see our inbox!
Here is a little Ernie McDoodle enjoying his very first snow!

Always,

Amelia

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Y Acres Studio Winter Solstice

  On December 16th, Mr. Yesteryear Acres picked out fabrics that he wanted for a Winter/Christmas quilt. He was happy to receive his quilt whenever I had the time, but I put in a few late nights to make sure he got his quilt in time for Christmas.
Mr. Yesteryear Acres loves half-square triangle quilts!
Now which design to make???
There are so many ways to design a quilt
I tried various options
but they just didn't say Winter Solstice.
Abigail's Artistry took over and.....
Her vision of the Winter Solstice quilt was perfect!
Time for the Longarm!
Sewing on the binding
Now, the hard part, waiting for Christmas Eve!
Merry Christmas Mr. Yesteryear Acres
The Winter Solstice Quilt
Let the snow season begin!