Sunday, December 27, 2015

A cold winter day in pictures

Hi Mary and Jeni,
We are having our first real cold snap of the season today.  I went out to refill 
some of the bird feeders and took a few pictures.  

A gift from Loretta, who knows I love to feed the birds.  Common Redpoll.
A garden bunny in the shade of the house.
My 6 arm bird feeder stand and the ground feeder.  The
ground feeder was made by a woodworker named Walter Isaacson who used
to show at the Southtown Mall craft fairs.  It is over 10 years old
and still as sturdy as the first day I used it.
Closeup of the feeders with a Hairy Woodpecker and some Common Redpolls
The edge of the garden and the woods with snow.  There are  three deer lurking
in the undergrowth but they blend in so well I can't see them and I know where
they were.
 And now for something completely different....
For a little contrast, The garden in July 2014

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cardinal quilt. Quilting again

Cardinals in Winter

Hi there Mary and Jeni,
I have been collecting fabic for a winter Harmonic Convergence quilt for about 9 months. 
The last piece was the dark snowflake pattern fabric.  I think I will quilt it with tall tree like lines. The way to create the 1/4 inch border was taught to me by Maxine Rosenthal many years ago.  I love making it.  

Detail of the bottom right side showing the tiny red inner border.