Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Finally finished finch

Try saying that title 3 times!
It's still sunny and hot here today, but much more comfortable than yesterday. I am glad because I wanted to get the binding applied to the goldfinch art quilt and ready for the hand sewing so I can take it with me to the shop tomorrow. With a fan in the doorway of my sewing room, I cut and sewed the binding. It is done!

As a last minute touch, I added little music notes. I also brushed on a bit of green Shiva Paintsticks to some of the quilted leaf shapes.

Then, I added a few beads to the blossom upper right, one for the bird's eye, and one for each note. It just doesn't feel finished without some beads somewhere!

I should be able to hang it at the shop before I leave tomorrow.
First thing this morning I prepared a salad inspired by a vegetarian program called Delicious TV. The recipe basically had chick peas, sundries tomatoes and a dressing. I added cooked brown rice noodles broken into 1 1/2 inch bits, sliced baby turnips, cooked until tender, and cooked kale.

I thought I might add cherry tomatoes, but now I think I might use them to make a small bruschetta to go with it.

So now my supper is done, my sewing is done, I can relax for the rest of the day.


Kate said...

The finch is lovely. The colours are just perfect for summer.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The beads are the perfect finishing touch. I bet that one sells fast.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Holly....That piece is simply gorgeous!! Now I am hungry too....lol

Linda said...

Awesome finish! I love it.

Lorna McMahon said...

Beautiful little finch. I love all the details! It must have taken for-ever! Congrats on the lovely finish.


MorningAJ said...

Gorgeous finch. (Just followed a link from Artystuff to get here. Hello!)

elle said...

The texture on the bird is cool! And I like the music notes!!! :)

Monica said...

I love your little yellow finch. I am seeing them everywhere these days. Such a cheerful sign of summer! I must make one too someday. :)

Anonymous said...

So cute that little finch and I love all the extra touches. Love that salad! Your day sounds idyllic; sewing, at the shop and making a summer salad.