Category Archives: 365 Project

Design Wall Monday

I finished the Bow Tucks Tote Bag this week, and just love how it turned out.  I will definitely make this one again:


I also finished my Christmas table runner, but I forgot to take a completed photo before sending it off to our County Fair.  Here is a shot of it being quilted:


And I just have to mention…there was a LOT of stitching in the ditch in the quilting I did.  I used some new rulers I purchased a month ago or so, and I LOVE them!  They made the ditching go so much easier, and it looks better too.  They are by Quilters Apothecary.  Not affiliated…just a pleased customer.

And a photo.  An extreme close-up shot of a white-faced meadowhawk dragonfly.  This is a little dragonfly, only about 1″ long.  She’s standing on a spirea bloom, and I loved the kind of confetti effect.

07-21-2014 365 dragonfly.

Photography continues to take up a lot of my time.  I’ve been participating in the 365 Project dot org, and I will have completed my year on Thursday of taking a photo a day to post on the site.  I am looking forward to cutting back a bit!  I’m including a photo of a baby Cooper’s Hawk in the header.  Mr. & Mrs. Cooper have a nest in the woods behind us, and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of their chicks.  It appears they have two.


Linking to Judy L’s Patchwork Times


“Young Punk” Squirrel

He may look sweet and innocent, but this rascal knocked down the bird feeder!  Our feathered friends were not very happy with him, and neither was I.  I’m leaving the feeder down for a couple of weeks so these two pesky squirrels can get used to finding their meals elsewhere.

By the way, this is my 900th blog post, and so it seems like an appropriate time to do something I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years…transition into more of a photo gallery blog.  Two years ago (or so) when I did my last blog make-over, I didn’t like the photo-heavy themes that were available to work with WordPress.  I guess I was ahead of my time, because there are lots of photo blog themes to choose from now.

It seems to me that blogging has changed in the last couple of years, and I’ve gotten tired of my original thought of having a sort of diary on the web.  Photography is taking up most of my spare time lately, although I still love quilting and knitting and will continue to be happy when I have a needle in my hand.