Tuesday, July 18, 2017
She's is still somewhat broody, but I've been messing with her schedule lately, feeding them either early or late, and the inconvenience gets her up out of her corner and pacing. I'm hoping that if she keeps getting up, she'll forget to go back down.
In other chicken weirdness, these two, unlike their predecessors, have decided to spend warm summer nights downstairs in the coop instead of sleeping up in the roost. They already decided to go their own way and ignore the perch, but now they sleep in the straw near the exhaust fan.
It probably feels good, but the night that a raccoon decides to come calling, those birds are going to get the fright of their lives.
Monday, July 3, 2017
|Center squares - images from tiny shirts and jackets|
When she contacted me this time, she was ready. She had been cleaning out her baby's clothes, she said, to give to a friend who was expecting, and there was a pile of stuff she just couldn't bear to give away. Would I be able to make a quilt out of her little one's outgrown clothing?
But of course!
The clothes arrived last week, a whole copy paper box full, in bags labeled 1, 2 and 3 (order of importance for use). I didn't cut up everything right away, because I'll either return or donate the unused pieces, but I ended up using all the pieces in bag 1, a good bit of bag 2, and some of bag 3, because I needed some solid colors to break up all the prints.
|Katie trying to tell me to take a break.|
It's sort of a bastardized log cabin, but not really. Most of the central squares were 4", but a few of them were slightly off. I put the largest in the center and worked outwards, inserting extra strips to make things line up. The central "Love" square still has a zipper down the center (edges removed before serging and then anchored from behind so it doesn't unzip).
Finished photos to come, hopefully by the end of the week.