Tuesday, July 23, 2013

still doing the wonky thing!

It's so lovely that the awful heat and humidity has moved out finally. Gord and I sat on the deck last evening watching and listening to the birds. I've seen the goldfinches drinking  from this tea cup garden stake that my husband put together for me, but we caught a sparrow hopping in for a bath. Isn't that cute?!
The hummingbirds were flitting back and forth to my window feeder every few minutes. Who needs TV with all this activity?

Since it's finally cooled off a bit and is cloudy today,  this morning I went out to do a bit of gardening. It's been too hot to do anything out there for a while, so it was good to get a bit of trimming done.
After a quick veggie pate and tomato sandwich for lunch, I did a quick watercolor birthday card for my father in law.
I was anxious to get back to the wonky pieced pillow top! Last night during the news, I ripped the 4 blocks apart, and today I reworked them with different colored strips. I think it's now working, so I went ahead and put 2 sides of the final strips onto the right and bottom. I need to make more to finish it.
I know you may be thinking, all this for a pillow? Sheesh, you're probably right but it's about learning the process and it's fun! And it still needs to be quilted and made into the cushion! Aren't we crazy sometimes?
I'm linking to the Needle and Thread Network. It's their 100th post!

12 comments:

Susan Being Snippy said...

Well, I for one sure would be happy to have such an interesting pillow sitting on my couch!

Monika Kinner-Whalen said...

Awe!! You are so good at catching birds on camera ; )

elle said...

Yes, Holly. I took my Tuesday gal out for a photo shoot and she tried and tried to catch birds in flight. No luck! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I have to agree....not sure how you get those pics Holly...and the wonky is great

~Carla~ said...

My girls love watching the birds in the window as well! :) We don't have hummingbirds out front though, but the rare blue jay & cardinal that the girls love! Your watercolour card is beautiful and that pillow is going to look awesome! :)

Eileen said...

Nice to see your interest in more than one medium.

Leslie McNeil said...

{always} love the wonky!!!

kathy said...

look at that little bird taking a bath! So sweet.

SarahVee said...

wonderful pics and a great wonky pillow!

Juanita said...

You're so right! With birds and birdbaths who needs TV! These are great photos and I like your card and your wonky pillow.

pegsplace said...

I love watching the birds flit around our huge cedar trees, so much action going on out there; sure is relaxing! Love the watercolour, so simple! Neat that you make your own cards. I agree, that even our small projects help us on the learning curve! A very nice pillow!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Love the pictures of the birds and your watercolor is lovely.
Carol