It was a week of flitting from project to project. Somehow my concentration was a bit off. Early mornings were cool, but the days warmed up fast to hot and humid. On the bird feeder this week, a mom cardinal brought her son. You can see he is almost done molting his baby feathers and is coming into his full red color. The tips of his wings are still grey, and a little fluff is still visible at the top of his tail.
A rainy beginning of the week gave me plenty of time to play in the basement. I had a bug to do a bit of stamping, and I needed a couple of cards to send. I was able to use a bit of the paper I made for this one. I think I’ll make a bit more paper (see my post Making Paper) with the dried flowers I’ve done for color.
I finished a few more rocks to hide in town. I can paint and stamp a bunch in one day, and then it takes several days to decoupage the labels, and spray varnish. With the awful humidity now, it is taking days for them to dry. I do love those little snails. The sewing theme ones will be left at a local quilt shop soon.
I had a meeting downtown this week, and left two of them at the Visitor’s Center. I like leaving them where people from out of town are likely to find them. When I came out of the meeting, this one was already gone.
The one I put on the bench in the shade was still there, but I would guess not for long!
The harvest has been good this week. My squash plants are dying though, and I do not know why. The tomatoes in the same bed are doing great.
This guy was back again, very early one morning. He was sitting at the base of the pole that holds the bird feeder when I got up and opened the curtains. I went out to yell at him to scare him off. He stopped at the edge of the driveway to be sure, so I snapped a quick photo then yelled at him again. He scampered into the forest.
Normally, the bears cannot reach the feeder, but this one is persistent. He jumps up and bats at the feeder with those huge paws. He must have been doing this for quite a while before we got up this particular morning, as it was bent over. You can see the bracket on the bottom is bent, wow. My Sweet Babboo has worked quite a while to re-engineer it. It will be down for several days while he tries a new design even higher off the ground. I hope the bear will give up while it is gone thinking it is gone for good. In the meantime, the birds ate off the ground as there was quite a bit of seed spilled. A couple of goldfinches figured out how to get the remaining seed before it was taken down. One is inside the cage pulling seeds from over his head.
On the quilting frame, this batik lovely will be the next up. It is destined to be a Quilt of Valor. Not all of the Quilts of Valor are in red white and blue. Although most of them are patriotic colors, some veterans prefer quilts that are more decorative in colors for display and use in their homes. (Edited to add, I didn’t make this top, it was given to me to quilt by the QOV committee.)
I did get a little way more on the embroidery project. It got pushed to the back of the line as I finished off the quilt sleeves last weekend. I am planning to get farther on it today.
What are you working on now? Any fun plans for this week?