I have a couple of swaps that I am enjoying. One is our Sewing With Friends group. For this round we are doing mug rugs and this is my summer themed mug rug for Irene. What says summer better than flip flops?
Another really fun bee that I am a part of this year is our Gridster Bee. May's Queen Bee is Rachel and her request is for paper pieced bees with a blue background.
Many of us are also doing one extra block of each month's choice to keep. I did my background in a neutral instead of the blue.
Block Lotto blocks this month were potted cactus. I made three to be donated this month. This was a fun block to make.
My days have also been filled with feeding baby birds. Since the parents were pulling their pin feathers, I removed them and have been hand feeding them. Initially it was every 3-4 hours, but they are now on a three times a day schedule - much more manageable!! They are growing nicely, gaining weight and cry when they see me. Have you ever read the child's book, Are You My Mother? I think I can relate to it. They actually look like birds instead of little vultures now.
|Now...with feathers and full crops. Their faces are starting to turn yellow with the orange cheeks.|
While the grands were here for Easter they found a monarch caterpillar on the milkweed. They collected it for observation. It was very much the very hungry caterpillar appearing to double in size each day.
This week it formed its chrysalis. We are now waiting for it to emerge as a "beautiful butterfly".