And then I have my Scappy Frog and Toad...
Only 28 made.
It's really called 'Frog Pond' but I changed the name because I love toads just as much as frogs. So I'm making my little amphibians look like frogs and toads.
I've added a few frogs and toad on logs also...
but I'm not sure if they be in the center , middle ring or outer ring yet.
These guys are a tedious little block to made.
It takes me almost 2 hours to cut out and sew two.
But in the end, if that ever comes, I know I will love this quilt!
In my backyard...
We've had snow a few times.
I love a good snow but I'm pretty over it now and am positively ready for Spring.
I miss my chipmunk, the bees, the frogs and toads
the caterpillars and the butterflies.
I even miss the spiders.
I bought this kit 2 or 3 years ago. I bought it because my son who is animal crazy,
loves Australian animals and wants to visit or live in Australia one day. (because of their cool animals)
This is block 3 of a whole Aussie animal Christmas quilt and the pattern is by McKenna Ryan.
So, I started it years ago thinking I would give it to my son for Christmas that year.
I had all the pieces fused and cut out ready to add to the background but
it never got done,
until now! I finally pulled it back out and was determined to finish it up.
My son's birthday is in February so now it will be a birthday gift for this year.
I quilted it while watching one of my favorite musicals, 'The Fiddler on the Roof'. And as my son came in to see the progress! Yes, even though it's a gift for him... he knows about it and has watched the progression of the little quilt. I love that he gets excited about it's progress (and the animals on it) and can see the work that his mom has put into it.
In my stitching world...
It's growing and I am loving it
'And A Forest Grew' by Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor
I love the details... all the different trees and animals. Lots of birds...
(The linen is white, not light blue. I took the photos at dusk)
One of my 'stitching' New Year's Resolutions (goals) is to work on and try to finish stitching my 'And A Forest Grew'. If I don't finish, that is ok. I will enjoy every stitch!
In my backyard world...
My husband surprised me with a cool Squirrel Buster bird feeder this week.
I just put it up today so we'll see how Jeffery the Ninja squirrel likes that!
This little guy likes to watch me through my kitchen window to make sure I am going to feed him daily.
In my world lately..
My sweet children took me to the Virginia Historic Society to see a quilt show.
It was called "The Great Western Virginia Cover-Up : Historic Quilts & Bedcovers".
It was an exhibition from the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum of Ferrum Colllege.
I think my children even enjoyed it a little bit.
My youngest was going around trying to figure out which quilt was oldest.
This is the second block in the 'Frosty Forest' series.
I'm not using the buttons...so where the snowflake button would have gone,
I stitched a female cardinal flying.
I love her.
I love the trees in this block too. The colors are gorgeous!
I can't wait to get the next block.
In my backyard...
My sweet female cardinal!!
Our Christmas decorations are mostly taken down and I am a bit sad about that.
My Pooh Bear ornaments are put away. I've had this one since I was 7 years old.
I am happy that the house is less crowded though.
We rearranged the furniture back and I vacuumed all the pine needles up.
Now back to stitching and sewing!
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve and
New Years Day!