Since it is also Flag Day, I will show you my red, white and blue finish. I love the way this came out and will look forward to decorating with it over the many patriotic holidays.
Another project that I have been working on was a pattern tester for Emily. I finally have a completion to share with you. I just love Emily's border idea and I know that I will be using this technique again sometime. Sorry about the indoor picture, but it was too big to hang on the line. Isn't it a great pattern? You can see Emily's version HERE.
I had a dear friend, Peg, come visit for a few days. We've know each other for over 40 years and always enjoy each other's company. Her granddaughter had drawn a quilt design and and Peg wanted to know if it was possible to sew it out. She arrived with her fabrics and we sketched it all out. She does not sew, but I think she really enjoyed the process and also did all of the FMQ on it. She was very adventurous with her FMQ designs, including special names, hearts, flowers, stick people and a Grandma signature. The backing is Minky so it crinkled up nicely and had such a nice drape to it.
|Drawn quilt and finished quilt - the colors matched perfectly.|
My Japanese x&+ bee blocks continue to arrive and my layout is growing because of it. I really like the way it looks - so scrappy and bright.
|Isn't this a great card?|
It seems like I spend a good amount of time these days filling up my bird feeders. I now have seven 4-cup feeders for the orioles and hummers that get filled AND emptied every day. We have two different types of orioles at the feeders - a Hooded and a Bullock oriole. The Bullock orioles are much more talkative. The babies are also now at the feeders.
In closing I will show you what happens when you give sidewalk chalk to little ones. I'm not sure whether the sidewalk or the bodies got decorated the most.
I hope everyone has a great Father's Day weekend. We will have the whole gang here on Sunday.