Thursday, May 25, 2017

I Like #19

Hi again everybody!  Time for another round up of things I'm liking.  Hooray!

1.  I like embroidery.  This is one of my current favorite embroidery blogs.  I don't speak French, but it's amazing work and lots of fabulous dimensional eye candy.

2. I like wildflowers!  Most of the campus where I work has lovely if somewhat ordinary landscaping but last week, as part of my committee work, I was doing facility inspections in a different part of campus than I usually visit. I came across this delightful field of wildflowers.  You can't really tell in the picture, but there were lots (probably twenty or so) different varieties, and all blooming in different colors.  What a lovely surprise!

3.  I like fruit!  This one is obvious, but I was just so excited to see all the blackberries on my blackberry bush!  They're not ripe yet, but hopefully soon!

4.  I like birds!  They still all fly away really fast if I try to take a picture of them at the feeder, but I love hearing them.  I keep thinking I should make an audio recording at least.  This poor guy accidentally got trapped in my building overnight last week.  I felt really terrible, by the time I found him the next day he was clearly exhausted from trying to get out a (glass) window, but luckily I was able to catch him in an empty pitcher and take him back outside.  He was flying all over the building and flew right away when I got him outside, so I don't think he was injured and I hope he's ok!

5. I like quilting!  This week I've been quilting away on a portrait of me and my dad I'm working on.  It was going well, lots of changes in thread color, but then my machine started shredding thread unexpectedly so I put it in time out.  I don't think there's anything wrong with it, but sometimes I find I have more patience if I come back a couple days later.

Thanks as always to LeeAnna for hosting, and have a great week!


  1. fabulous! The needle may be worn from lots of stitching thru fusible. I am loving the superior titanium size 90s for free motion embroidery work!

  2. It is so difficult to capture the beauty of a field of flowers. Oh, but that is pretty. Mmm - blackberries. And poor little bird - I'm glad you managed to get it back outside. Your quilting portrait looks terrific. I hope your machine starts behaving.

  3. Hi,
    I love wild flowers, such a variety of colors. Your quilt is really awesome, looks so life like. Have a great day!

  4. Your projects are lovely! Thanks for sharing the post about Chez Lea, I love embroidery and enjoyed that blog too! That is one amazing wildflower garden! Your quilt is going to be fabulous!!!

  5. Hello There! I checked out the embroidery link - wow! Stunning! I also like embroidery, flowers and birds as well! Your picture of the wildflowers are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  6. I hope your machine has learned it's lesson. lol. Maybe a new needle? Love your wildflowers! I wouldn't be able to work there. I would be distracted. gheez-blackberries from the kitchen. nice. Wow on your portrait quilt! Such beautiful artistry. Thanks for sharing these lovelies. mary in Az