Saturday, January 06, 2007
Today It's A Cardinal
It's funny how 'things' happen. Morah commented on my post from yesterday with the Bluebirds that she has cardinals that live at her house in the summer. I had been outside this morning watching this BRIGHT red cardinal. I first noticed two of them in a tree near the house, but of course, by the time I got my camera they were gone. I got a phone call and was standing on the porch talking when I noticed a cardinal in the yard by the storage building. I was able to get a couple of fairly good pictures of him. It's such a grey day, and with the building as a backdrop too, he shows up good if you click on him to enlarge it. :)
The small pile of fabrics are some Thimbleberrie fat quarters that I've been trying to decide if I want to use in the "Applique Design" blocks. If I don't soon make up my mind and get started I'll be doing 6 a week instead of 1 a week. LOL As much as I keep thinking about my 30s fabrics, I have to admit that I'm leaning toward scrappy, and I can just pull fabrics to suit the block and my fancy. I'll use one background for all of them, I think. I did sit and applique a bit last night...well, until I lost one of the angel's shoes ;o) and didn't want to cut another one as I knew that as soon as I did the other one would turn up. And yes, it did, when I was heading to bed and turning off my tree lights (yes, the tree's still up--minus half of the ornaments). Now how that tiny little plaid shoe got over by the tree is a mystery. ;0
Finn's post last night was about the wierd weather. I had just visited Lois' blog over at Quilt Contemplation, and she was saying that she just can't get into sewing. I've had 3 days that I had hoped to get lots of chores done, as well as lots of sewing. Nope, didn't happen. Just could not settle down. Then when I read Finn's post this morning, I said "YES!!", that's it! This weather has messed up biorythms and all that stuff. LOL Made my brain even more scattered and skittish than it already is (and that's bad enough!). BTW, for those of you who aren't familiar with Finn and her blog (Pieces from my Scrapbag), you really should go check her out. She is such an excellent writer (she reminds me of my sister, Flan, who has that knack for being able to write and have it just flow and you want to just sit and read and read and you hate to see the "end" approaching ;p), and can just put it out there, and it is what I've spent all this time trying to put into words. :) Okay, I know I'm rambling, so I'll hush. Anyway, if you haven't been to visit Finn, you really should go visit her.
The snowman is one that I made last year. I really enjoyed making him, as I recall. Okay, I'm out of here. I need to go for a walk now. :o)