As usual a colorwash style quilt just isn’t as pretty in a photo as it is in real life. I have the binding finished but have not done any ditch quilting yet. It doesn’t ‘need’ any more quilting; I just want to find out if it works well to meander first and ditch quilt afterwards. My shoulder is bothering me right now so I won’t be doing it right away.
My hardware store amaryllis is blooming just in time to bring in the new year.
This bird feeder, a present from my BIL and SIL, is labeled squirrel resistant. Well they should have made that little cover latch a little better. It was opened twice yesterday and this little rascal just sticks his head in the top and eats.
I have had birds trying it out too. They usually dart in and out so fast I can’t get the camera focused on them in time. This bird actually circled the whole center tube before it left. It took 4 shots to get one with the bird in focus though.
It is time to retire my Charley Harper calendar so I was looking back through the pictures. I like the way he simplified the black and white on the woodpecker.
I never thought about using dotted fabric for a calico cat but this painting in the calendar is good inspiration. Every year I buy an engagement calendar with a different artist featured.
>Update on nature and students’ work……….
I planted a couple zinnias in this little round flower bed. The coneflowers are getting ready to bloom too. I had white ones in this bed but some have reverted back to pink.
There were just 2 in the class yesterday but several from the Tuesday class stopped by to see how they were doing. Here is the top ready for borders that one student made.
>It is so amazing……….
all of the fabric choices in a class. Everyone’s individuality sure shows up. I didn’t get a picture of this first one up on the wall and I missed taking pictures of one person’s blocks altogether.