On the veranda, look who is back! The wren couple have build another nest in a little metal bucket. I felt so bad for them when something got their eggs a couple of weeks ago. Maybe they will be able to raise a family this time. I hope their nest is high enough so no predators get at it. They still won’t use the birdhouse that My Sweet Babboo got for them. Look closely, those white spots are on the female wren as she is sitting on at least two eggs. I tried to get a good look when she left the nest for a minute, but I can’t see into that dark space that well.
I have been continuing to work on putting sleeves on quilts for the fair. I got the largest one done, Twist in king size. I have two more to go, ready to stitch today.
In the front, the hostas have begun their summer show.
This lovely lady came by last week.
The deer love hostas, and she made a meal from some of the leaves. They don’t come by much so they won’t eat them down to nubs. She did strip some of the flowers off though.
I finally got a start on my embroidery project. This adorable iron-on pattern transfer is from Stitcher’s Revolution called Cute Kitchen Sayings.
I think my reluctance to begin was the color choices I had made. They just didn’t go well with the design, so I spent a bit of time going over it again, changing out the green I had picked for a deep burgundy instead. I pulled a variety of browns for most of the rest. I just need to add a bit of black somewhere to blend well with my kitchen, maybe on the outer framing.
I have a decision to make on one of my quilts for the fair. There is a section of the quilting that I am just not happy with. The stitching line should be where the orange line is, but I got off track with the ruler work. I know it doesn’t look like much, but I see this every time I look at the piece, and I am sure a judge’s eye will go right to it too. I am afraid that the perfect thread tension balance between the top and back will be off. Right now, I have four colors on the front of the piece, and just one on the back, with zero pokies! See the quilting process on Quilting The Dahlia, there are links at the bottom of the posts to see it all over three posts. This one would go in the whole cloth category.
So, a bit of slow stitching and maybe a bit of ripping today. I plan more work on the tiny blocks this coming week. I still need to finalize my recipes for the contests I want to enter at the fair too, and I want to get another tutorial on an Alzheimer Fidget Quilt done. What are you working on this week?
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