Last week a three day snowstorm kept me from my studio, and just when the snow was showing signs of melting, we had some newborn piglets in distress that we've now been bottle feeding for a week. (They're finally at the stage where they can go two hours between feedings. This is a wonderful step up from the every-45-minutes that we started with.)
Anyway, today was the first time in two weeks that I could head that half mile down the road and spend an afternoon at my sewing machine. Hallelujah!
Naturally my first thoughts turned to chickens.
I still have no idea what I'm going to do with my RSC assortment of cluckers, but I'm having fun making them and that's the part that counts, right?
The little red hen was actually constructed as a leader/ender for my main project at the moment.
I'm building a backing
including using some of the leftovers from the front of the quilt
because I'm working on this quilt again.
I realized that I was procrastinating on it because I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to quilt it as well as it deserved. But it has dawned on me that my walking foot opens all kinds of new possibilities, and it really doesn't matter that my free-motion quilting still needs lots and lots of practice. I'm not exactly a whiz at walking foot quilting either, but it's much more approachable for me at this point. Tally ho and quilt on!
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