Friday, May 28, 2010

Catching Up!

Nothing really new going on. I have been doing all kinds of things lately, but now I finally have some time to catch up on blogging!! It is pouring rain outside.

My vegetable garden is already flooded and they forecast more rain and cool temperatures for the next few days!! But at least it will give me time for blogging and sewing!

I am still working on the free motion quilting challenge. I tried a feathered wreath - I think I might need to trace one out next time - this one is very uneven.

I wanted to mention when I painted the quilted postcard, I used these wonderful water colour pencil crayons (my oldest child gave them to me last Christmas). I don't know if they are permanent on fabric, I figured I wasn't going to wash a little postcard. I think to make it permanent I would have to use a textile medium instead of water.

I joined the Process Pledge, and we are supposed to talk more about what is involved in the things we create, so I will do my best!

I discovered this beautiful Robin's nest in my backyard. It is in a pine tree, pretty close to the ground, so we will be able to keep an eye on it without a ladder this time! We don't have cats in our area this year which is great news for this nest, but we are currently over run with voles!! I also found a vole nest with 5 hairless babies - didn't take a picture!

I was helping my sister-in-law paint her new condo and saw lots of baby geese yesterday.

Lastly! There is a great giveaway going on over at By Hoki Quilts, of a beautiful jelly roll and charm pack. There are celebrating the quilt store turning two on June 2nd. The giveaway will be June 3rd. Good luck!

It is absolutely pouring outside (the ditch is full of water) and the house is shaking will all the thunder!!! But my recycling box is in the middle of the street so I guess I will have to put on a raincoat and go get it!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


Joan said...

Wonderful that you are having a go at the feathered wreath. I like what you have done. I am drwaing and painting on fabric - the reverse of the way I did it yesterday...Your weather looks very much like ours at present..but the fire is crackling and its warm in here. The photos of your birds are facinating. I have never heard of Voiles before . You are lucky not to have cats!
I think I need another challenge :) to get me motivated.. I cant get myself moving!

Wendy said...

Reading Joan's comment: "I think I need another challenge :) to get me motivated.." Not me! I'm slammed with things I have to get done. I want a break on challenges for a few weeks/months!

Your gardens look fabulous! I'm just thinking of planting only my deck planters and that's it.

I picked up a book on fabric painting and am hoping it jogs my memory about how to do it. I'm not sure if I'll be getting to THAT for awhile yet either!

Stephanie in Michigan said...

Wow! You are getting a lot of rain! Hope that all goes okay. Good going on the free motion quilting. That is something I struggle with a lot. Good job on tackling it!

Sandra Henderson said...

Your wreath look wonderful to me. You FMQ gals are amazing...
Such a lovely nest, I'll look up about Voles. We use to have birds build nests in the fields in upstate, NY near the Canada border. I wonder if that's what they were. I would find them when we were haying :( I was the one who walked behind and helped throw the bales up onto the wagon. Oh how I remember the geese also, so lovely. Strong winds!

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