Sunday, May 5, 2013

I am thrilled to be back in Maine. We are headed to the shop to unload goodies then have to make a quick trip to Arizona to pick up some things we had to leave behind this spring.  I am working on a class schedule, so check the website soon for updates.
New ideas are floating around in my head for designs. Above is a remake of an old runner I did years ago and posted earlier. Love the colors on this one.
See you soon with more updates!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Hello to all from Myrle and all of us at As A Crow Flies!
I wanted to share with you the most yummy quesadilla recipe I made up the other day. Healthy and scrumptious.  

Most of us think of mexican immediately when it is mentioned but actually a quesadilla is a flour tortilla or a corn tortilla filled with a savoury mixture containing cheese and other ingredients. Here is what I pulled out of the fridge to use. I layered it in the order below on a 10" flour tortilla.
Pesto - My favorite spread for anything.
Fiesta Blend Grated Cheese - Without the taco seasoning added.
Lean Deli Turkey - I like the ones that do not add preservatives.
Vine Ripened Tomatoe - Sliced thinly.
Mild canned green chili - had to add as they were left overs and needed using up!  2T
Fiesta Blend Grated Cheese - Without the taco seasoning added.
And topped with another tortilla. Below picture shows before the top is added.
Turn your stove burner on to medium low heat and do not add oil to the pan before you begin stacking. First layer of cheese will start to melt as you stack. You want the ingredients to meld together and the low heat will allow this without burning your tortilla. Keep an eye on it and adjust heat as needed.  When you can feel the top tortilla begin to get warm to the touch, very carefully turn to heat the other side completely and melt all the cheese. I think the total cooking time was about 10-15 minutes.  Remove from pan, cut into pie wedges and serve with a dollop of sour cream.  It was enough lunch for two so if you are making it for one, simply stack only one half of a shell and fold it instead of topping it with the second tortilla.

 Presentation wasn't the best but the flavor more than made up for it! Bon Appetit!
I am looking forward to the new year and what it has in store for us. Stay tuned. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Little Wools ~ The Woolie Series is here!

I wanted to share with you my first Block of the Month.  It has been an exciting adventure.  As a designer I usually work on one pattern at a time.  Having to work 12 at the same proved to be challenging, more in the pattern writing portion than the actual designs. The stitching was delightful, my favorite part!
Each month has a combination of wool applique and embroidery and is embellished with hand made porcelain buttons.  Each of the little blocks has one common black backing and they can be attached each month.  The adorable black table top stand was designed specifically for this project and has an opening 7" x 7" with an additional 2" space for longer projects.  Both the buttons and the stand are made in the USA!
January is ready for ordering! 
Hope your holidays are filled with family, friends and warm memories!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

I was just reminded that my blog hadn't been updated since 2011. The saying, "time flies when you are having fun" must be true! Actually since opening the shop, and still continuing the amount of shows we are still doing, the days and weeks slip by seemingly without notice. It isn't intentional that I ignore this part of me.  I will promise all of you one thing...................... hmmmmmm...................... yes just one thing. In the coming days before the new year I am going to take some time to seriously look at the way that I can reshuffle my life to accomodate the things that really count.

Writing is one of them. Ever since I was a young child I loved the way words would fall off my tongue as I read.  I loved the challenge of spinning a story around a topic someone else chose for me, regardless of whether or not it interested me. I loved laying in bed with my children when they were young and make up stories for them as they fell asleep.  Just to be asked the next night, "What did the country bug do next, mom"?  I loved pouring my emotions into poetry that reflected the world around me and the world within.

So this year I am going to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, or both) and begin that book that my husband has been bugging me to write for years.  Each month I will endeavor to post a snipet as I go.  It isn't like I haven't thought about it and what I might add.  It will be an adventure.  Come along with me and lets see where this road will lead! 

Page 1..........................................

Thanks for visiting with us for a brief moment!  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shop Hours

Posting new shop hours. They may be temporary but have to have some time off!
Sunday-Monday Closed or by chance (we are often here so will open for you if we are!)
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Opening day was April 1st. Mother Nature decided that a good April fools joke would be to have a huge snow storm. It was really beautiful and we really enjoyed being in the shop watching the weather swirl around us outside.

We will be posting a class schedule for lots of fun projects soon. Check our website to see what we will be offering!

Here is a picture of my favorite spot in the shop. Wool, wool and more wool.

We spent a couple of days last week dying wool too with new colors and they are luscious! The wool rack will be filled with them as soon as I can get them folded!

We are also in the process of getting several new designs done. I am very excited about some new rug punchneedle designs as well as applique and embroidery.

Stop by and visit if you are in the neighborhood!!

Shop hours are 10am - 5pm Monday - Friday

10am - 4pm Saturday

1pm - 4pm Sunday

Address: 48 Atlantic Highway

Nobleboro, ME 04555

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all. It has been a busy hectic year, but now it is time to sit back and take a few minutes to relax and regroup. We finished our last show of the year just in time for a Northwest storm to blow in and keep us stranded (with family) in Washington. It was beautiful to sit and watch the snow falling and know that I didn't have to get out and shovel or even go out at all. Now we are headed back to Arizona where we will get ready to fly to Maine for a couple of weeks. Hoping long term forcast is favorable! I did buy a pair of winter boots just in case!

I have just posted new items on our Needle Felting page on our website. Check them out. Here is a picture of one!
Plans for the new year include a few changes in our schedule, website and lives. Check back to see what is new!
Trish, and all at Attic Heirlooms