Using denim as the batting is working great! As I said last week, I'm doing really simple quilting. I started with the branch.
Then an orange-brown thread for the feet and beak.
Then a dark variegated for the feathers. I could have finished it off yesterday but I got sidetracked gathering things for the thrift store and doing some chore. Chris is coming home today and I didn't want him to see that I've been a total slob while he's been away.
Saturday afternoon was the tax document burn party. I know most of you shred your documents but, I promise you that a big burn is much more satisfying! We followed that with a nice cookout.
It was hot as hades (because it's July in Virginia) but so worth it.
Yesterday I was ironing the new fabric for the shop when I saw that I had a visitor. I watched him for about an hour as he hunted around the pond. He did get in one good strike but, sadly, missed. I haven't seen a heron in a while so this was my excitement for the day.
Chris comes home today and I'm expecting a cooler full of fish!
I said I'd have photos today but I don't have photos of anything creative although I'm a lot closer to that today than yesterday. Instead I've enjoyed watching it snow all morning and early afternoon. All totaled we got about 5 inches and it should all melt off by Thursday. Perfect.
On a normal snow day I'd be in the basement preparing for a big snow dyeing session. My hope is that I have the energy for all that tomorrow and that I can do some snow dyeing Monday. It's going to be cold enough that the snow will not melt so I should be good for that. I have a few more fold ideas that I want to try out and this is the perfect opportunity.
For now, it's just nice to be in the warm house and enjoying the view outside with my new friends. These are vulture ornaments that my friend made me for Chirstmas. The keep watch over me in my sewing room window.
Since I am working on some butterfly postcards it seemed time to finally edit my butterfly photos. Mom and I went to Lewis Ginter a couple of weeks ago to see the butterfly exhibit. I took a lot of photo to capture as many different butterflies as we could identify. Here's the gallery.
Have a great weekend!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.