Tuesday, July 7, 2015
This is me not quilting my green June scrap quilt. I decided to use my last bag of polyester batting on it and I'm tired of wrestling with it's puffiness under my sewing machine. It's about halfway done, but I'm taking a break from all things quilty at the moment. Another small quilt top was finished over the weekend and I'm feeling a little burned out from rushing through it all. I decided to forgo making a color stash quilt for July as there are too many other quilts that need finishing.
Instead I started the Starburst Flower crocheted blanket from the book The Gentle Art of Knitting by Jane Brocket. With all it's puff and cluster stitches, this seems to be just the right project to eat up my Berroco Vintage yarn stash and get me away from the sewing machine.
And that book. Oh wow it was good. I finished it in two days, staying up both nights until midnight. Anyone read it, or anything else by her? It's so fun to find a new author and devour everything they've written. The next book I'm reading is Horns by Joe Hill, which I'm betting is completely different than the one I just finished. Both were borrowed from my daughter, who is in the middle of reading the Outlander series so it will be a while before she gets to them.
Anyway what would you do if you found a nest this size? I already have a preserved robin's nest under a glass cloche (like this) that I've had for years, but this is a monster. Seems a shame to throw it in the trash bin.
By the way the flip flops are Havaianas. I buy a new pair every summer and I LOVE them. Not only are they comfy, but they come in mighty handy when taking photos of large raptor nests.