A week ago today I had the most delightful day at Quilt Con. The quilts were amazing, but even better than that was meeting up with so many quilters whom I have followed through their blogs, bees and e-mails. I was terrible with my camera as I was enjoying the company way too much, but you will have to trust me when I said I loved every minute of it. Lunch and dinner were both fabulous and gave us such a good opportunity to chat with each other. I hope Pasadena has recovered from all of the fun.
This week has involved a lot of yard work so sewing was on the back burner. My cacti are all blooming. This is a special one as it is a section from a plant that once belonged to my grandmother. Aren't the colors beautiful?
Right below the cactus are two pots of cyclamen. These pots are probably 9 or 10 years old, but are just as pretty each year. I know that I should divide them, but that tasks also keeps being placed on the back burner. That back burner is getting crowded.
My mom has a birthday tomorrow and my sister's is next week so I got busy and did birthday postcards for them. My sister may read this post so I can't show hers until she receives it, but here is my mom's.
As an update to her hummingbird nest......two little hatchlings appeared last Thursday. Notice how short their beaks are. The nest looks big here, but it is about 2" in diameter. You can imagine how tiny the little birds are.
This is five days later. They are filling the nest quickly and will soon be flying off. ;-( You can see the beaks starting to form a point,
As well this week I quilted my Hillside Houses quilt. I ended up doing a Wiggle Worm quilting pattern on it. I had wanted to do special quilting on each house, but I just wanted to get it finished.
Loved the little houses for the backing....
It is now residing at the foot of the guest room bed.
Speaking of guest room.....our guest room is going to be filled for the next few weeks with our dear friends from the U.K. They arrive tomorrow so I will be away from the computer as we enjoy our time together. Stay well and enjoy your stitching while I am away.