Tap tap....anyone there? Thanks for those of you who have inquired if all is well at The Squash House! I'm still here. If you're looking for me lately, you can find me on Instagram as "mrssquash".
I recently made the Big Move from PC to Apple with the purchase of an iMac. The learning curve has been a bit of a challenge, particularly when it comes to uploading and editing photos. Please forgive me for the photos in this post. My favorite Picasa program has now been taken over by Google+ and it isn't anywhere near as easy as it was to edit photos. With time I'm sure I'll get better.
I finally finished quilting and binding this quilt. It's called Flight of Fancy by Crabapple Hill. Mr. Squash bought it for me not long after we retired to The Squash House. I love sitting in the evenings and with some handwork, and these patterns really fit the bill for me.
I used a variety of fabrics both in the stitcheries and the quilt blocks. The stitchery fabrics are antiqued muslins and several different shades. The darkest show up pretty yellow in my photos, but they don't look that way in person.
I so wish we had Cardinals in our neck of the woods.
We have lots of Robins which are my favorite bird. After I was confirmed as a young girl, we were all out in the play yard of the church in our little white dresses and veils. Suddenly a robin flew down and landed on my shoulder. It stayed there for quite a while and we were all stunned! The nuns were over the moon and told me it was my guardian angel. How sweet is that!
We have lots of Chickadee's here. Sasha and Gracie May stake out windows spots every morning to watch them! Many times we see them racing from window to window hoping to "catch" one.
Every year a flock of Cedar Waxwing's visits our European Cranberry bush for about two weeks. They feed on the berries then leave, not to be seen again until the next year.
This is a large quilt - 77 x 77! I used an edge to edge design to kept it simple, and used Quilter's Dream wool for batting. Time for a new stitchery quilt!