The miracle of watching a short video on how to paper piece brought it all back to me. I was in the sewing room almost all day as the tree cutters were here and the noise! well lets just say that the only room that was fairly quite and away from it was the sewing room being the furthest from the area being cut. I managed to get two birds done and a little bit of quilting – in between going out the back door where I could get a few photos here and there and not be in the way. So now there are 10 birds. The 2nd from the top on the left side was done today and the bottom on the left also. I made that one a fat bird to match the one on the top (which actually was a mistake as I forgot to put a white piece on the end of the body). I will make more of that one too – just for variety – I might do some more that will be a little different. Bird Brain is growing – this well be a couch size(throw size whatever you call it) No more queen size quilts for awhile – I have to catch up on the quilts to be quilted first.
I got out my box of white bits & pieces to use and although I don’t have enough that will be the right size for the long piece across the top there is plenty in the box to use – not all blocks will be made of one shade of white some well have a variety. I do have a lot of white fat quarters to use that are a variety of white on white prints. Linking to Jo’s Country Junction and Midweek Makers .
A little more quilting done on Murrieta Stars
This area had 3 tall pines and one leaning ash taken out – the ash tree gave us the firewood that is stacked up. (there are more stumps but those are ones that Mike took out over the last couple of years that were not leaning towards the house). The wood can dry for this season most likely and use next year although it might be dry enough to use by March if we need it – but the wood stack is still full right now as we barely used any last year (we do not heat by firewood unless we need to – bothers my allergies too much)
I showed a photo a couple days back of the big tree that was here by the porch and it will take some getting used to not having it here anymore – but it was destroying the roof which is next on our list of “needs to be done” the leaves just piled on the roof too much creating moss and mold and rot by the gutters not matter how often we got up there to clear it all off. The guys will be back this morning to finishing cleaning up – hauling off the wood which is not a good hardwood for the fireplace as it burns too quickly. The guys even raked all the leaves off of the deck and that is part of their clean up service today. Sure can tell I need to spray wash the deck in the spring – not going to bother to now. I will miss the shade the tree gave in the summer for sure when I could sit by the firepit and be in the shade – that area will not be in the shade now I think. But on the plus side I wonder what kinds of flowers I can grow in the swing area and in the flower bed by the porch as I will have more sun – all the plants here are for shade – I might be able to finally grow some flowers up here.