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.

Exuberant Color 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.