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Sunday 12 May 2019

Its been a busy week...

….not least for the pair of blue tits nesting in our bird box, who are constantly in and out all day with food for their chicks!

The box is on the pillar holding up our terrasse roof and is somewhere that we are constantly passing or working near by - they get very agitated if we hang around too long!

We had what should be the last frosts of season last weekend so we spent a couple of days putting out summer vegetable plants and potting up pots and window boxes. We then had a few showery days which was good as it means all those new young plants have had a good watering. Meanwhile we have an enormous crop of broad beans this year and I have been busy podding and blanching beans for the freezer. Our tax returns have to be in next week and we have had a couple of visits to the tax office trying to decipher the forms Thankfully all done now for another year.

I have managed to fit in some sewing too and some play in one of my sketchbooks.

My Rainbow Scrap Challenge block is complete for the month - orange.

And my swap hexies are winging their way down under!

The quilting of the blocks in the Mystery Quilt is now complete and I have made a start on the borders.
This is nice, easy quilting to do so I shall enjoy finishing this quilt off.

Well I think that is me up to date for now - have a good week.


  1. Sew nice to have the birds nesting where you can see them...
    Lovely blocks both orange ones and swap hexies....

  2. How sweet to have baby birds right on your doorstep. Lovely blocks there, Lin. Love those sweet hexies and your quilting on your lovely quilt is pretty. Love all those hand dyed fabrics of yours.

  3. Congrats on getting your ORANGE block for the RSC done! Time for Hexies, too. Your quilting is magnificent (on ORANGE-ish fabric with and orange peel motif!!)

  4. That is beautiful quilting on your quilt. Enjoy the spring weather. Ours is just starting.

  5. You've been as busy as the blue tits!

  6. Beautiful blocks and the quilting.
    Wishing you a fun week.

  7. such pretty birds!
    love your orange flower and such pretty floral hexies.
    well done with the quilting.
    Hope your garden takes off after all your planting efforts.

  8. What a pretty birdhouse - and darling bird! Love all your stitching projects, Lin!

  9. You have been busy Lin!
    How gorgeous to be able to watch the blue tit with her young.
    We are still being wary of frosts here, in fact we had frost last night. We don’t have a greenhouse and it means a lot of work still putting the plants away at night!
    Lovely stitching on all your projects! I really like the look of your mystery quilt!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Barbara xx

  10. Pretty rainbow scrap challenge block and hexies, Love the subtle colours of the mystery quilt and would love some nesting birds to watch.

  11. Love your Dresden and hexies. Your quilting is beautiful. Your little feathered residents are so sweet. Glad to know someone else who is playing in their journal xx

  12. Hi Lin beautiful work my friend and how wonderful you have birds nesting in the ird box,very exciting,hope you have a wonderful day Lin xx

  13. It will be nice to see your finished quilt, such lovely shades, and pretty quilting :-)
    I love you bird box! :-) :-) :-)

  14. Cute little birds. We h aveh a couple of little birds that nest every year under our carport and they go crook every time we go to our cars. Love your handbc quilting and, some beautiful work there.


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