Design Wall Monday

Some business first…last week I asked for help in re-naming my blog.  I have been Featherstone Quiltworks for years, but since I’m now about 50% quilting (my own only), 50% bird photography, and 30% knitting (I never claimed to be good at math!), I decided a name change was in order.

Thank you, Heidi of Red Letter Quilts, for suggesting “Featherplay”.  I like how it ties into both quilting and birds…and FUN, with a hint of my former name.  Perfect!  Heidi, I’ve ordered some desk calendars featuring some of my photos and you will be getting one!  I’ll contact you by e-mail with details.  And thanks to those who also gave me suggestions.  I really did need help!

What NEEDS to happen this week:

Christmas post cards out of slubby green satin and pink buttons.  (Plan is to long-arm stitch holly leaves in pink thread with three pink buttons for berries.  We’ll see…)

Christmas postcard

Long Arm:  Quilt baby Noah’s Ark quilt for Marcia by Wednesday (so I can hand bind at DayStitchers), and quilt Bertha’s quilt.

Marcias quilt

Straighten out my knitting.  Yikes!  I have a mistake on a sock and the Three S Shawl.  Need to do some un-knitting.  I need to get at least one of these things done before I can start on the reading mitts I plan on knitting.  Except for me they will be “photography mitts”.

Decorate for Christmas.  Like today, since yesterday is no longer an option.  Since I haven’t put up the big tree for a few years, who wants to guess how many strings of lights won’t work.  *sigh*

Friday, Vicki Welsh is hosting the REAL Studio Tour.  You will want to pop on over to Vicki’s place to see what she has planned for this month!

and Tomorrow I will tell you about my Small Business Saturday shopping excursion where I visited The Twisted Loop yarn shop, Rosebud’s Cottage quilt shop, and Next Act, a special not-so-little shop where they find good used furniture and give the pieces new life (and make them gorgeous) with paint.

and, just for good measure, a bird:

11-29-2013 365 Downy WoodpeckerDowny Woodpecker.

Linking to Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times…always interesting, always fun, generous to the extreme in her patterns.  Be sure to visit!



5 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday”

  1. Have you given up on doing the blog. It has been over 2 months since the last entry. Let me know so I can take it out of my favorites list.

  2. Sue, if I have to wear gloves to read I’m going to crank the heat up!!! You do math like me. whew, glad I’m not alone.

  3. I like the new name ~ congrats Heidi on coming up with a winner. Photo’s as always are awesome and good luck with your Christmas light strings. I do think the elves play with them all year long and they malfunction just when we need them again.

  4. First of all, those “prove you’re a human” math problems always make me panic. One day I just know I’m going to be asked to solve some kind of linear equation to leave a blog comment, and I’m going to have to face the fact that I’m really only a robot, after all…

    Your woodpecker photo is breathtaking! Wow! You must have very specialized camera equipment (and actually know how to use it, too). I love watching birds and have several feeders right outside the kitchen window, but I’ve never been able to get a decent photo of any of them. There’s a gorgeous red tailed hawk circling in the sky outside my window right now as I’m typing. Wish I could get a picture of him when he lands!

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