Just another lovely day on the Preserve. No feelings of doom or the end of the world. I had forgotten all about it until I opened up Facebook. Well, I'm not going to sit around and wait for it. I have things to do, places to go, and birds to see.
This Great Blue Heron has been spending quite a bit of time in the Sonoita Creek lately. He was so busy catching his lunch that he came within 20 ft of me.
My legs started to cramp up and I had to move before they fell asleep which would have caused me to fall into the cold water. That would have been a miserable walk home.
I stood up as slow as possible and to my surprise, he just walked down the creek away from me.
Says Phoebe was sitting near the center when I came back. He had nothing to say about today....
but Marvin the Martian did...
On The Cutting Board
I changed my mind on making a scrappy binding. Most my pastel scraps are smaller than 5 inches. That would have taken forever to sew together 192 inches of binding. Not to mention all the seams in the binding would not have looked so good. I found some long-forgotten peach marbled fabric in one of my containers. An exact match and more than enough to make the binding. I'll spend the weekend finishing up this quilt.
I finished Ms. Belle Cow. The coloring in this photo is not the best. I'll have to take this over again before I add her to my Esty shop.
This is my first mug rug. Now that I know I can design my own with clipart, I will be making more.
If you are wondering about her spots, I used the crayon technique. I outlined her spots with permanent fabric marker. Colored in the spots with a black crayon. Covered the area with muslin and placed a hot iron on top to melt the crayon into the fabric. I had to wash some pencil markings out and the crayon did not bleed or fade. Pretty cool technique!