Monday, August 8, 2011

Little neckbands.....

I needed to finish the little neckbands on the extra small preemie gowns yesterday so they would be ready to take to sewing circle at church today.  One of the ladies will thread ribbon through the ribbing so the neckline is adjustable on the preemies.
I had 20 neckbands to do and I also washed 2 more 3 yard pieces of flannel to cut out other sizes of gowns at our workshop.
Chippy was out back yesterday so I captured a sequence of photos of him. 
One of the squirrels opens the lid on this feeder.  It has chewed off one of the tabs that should help hold the lid in place.
He sat on the pole for almost 5 minutes before he was ready to eat.
He filled his little cheeks for about another 5 minutes and then ran down the pole and disappeared.
I will try to get a tutorial on module quilts ready for tomorrow.  There are 2 different types, one that deals with math and the other where you just fit pieces as you go in more random sizes.

18 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Enjoying your wildlife photography... gotta love their determination to get to the bird seed!

Lynne said...

I love the little premmie jackets. How kind of you and the ladies at your church to do this.

My YG was not premmie but he did spend some time in the special care unit where he was given a knitted hat. It reminded DD and I why we knit and quilt for others!

Jackie said...

There is nothing more fun than to watch nature in action. And these little guys are just too cute, as long as they stay outside!!

Julia said...

Sweet little gowns!!! You are so generous with your time and talents!
Love Chippy!

Stray Stitches said...

The little gowns are so cute. What a wonderful thing you are doing.
Thanks for sharing escapades of Chippy. He seems to have no trouble climbing up that pole.

Jean said...

He is so adorable! so smart too, to take off the lid!

Needled Mom said...

Those little preemie gowns will be so appreciated. Very sweet too.

That little chipmunk is so cute. You got some great pictures of him.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Chippy really knows how to dig for the food! What'll he do when he gets too plump to fit in the tube, LOL.

I like your modular quilts from yesterday's post, the colors are striking. Also, I've been behind on reading a lot of blogs, something happened to my time when I retired!!! Did you finish your Journal quilt challenge?

Linda

Cathi said...

What a great set of shots of the chipmunk!

Maria said...

The premmie jackets look lovely and will be very much appreciated.

I love Chippy.He's so cute and cheeky.

Feather on a Wire said...

The little premmie jackets are delightful.

I have a bird feeder the same as yours and had to wind wire round the top to help keep it shut. They would put their paws done and still reach the seed whilst it was full.
Lithium grease from a car maintenance shop does the job on the pole, they slide down it. It needs replacing every 3 months or so...

Muddling Through said...

I have a neighbor who makes the preemie gowns with a group of ladies from her church. Yours are so sweet, and the chipmunk - too cute! Chip and Dale cartoons were some of our girls favorites, so these have a soft spot in my heart. Even if they are stealing your bird seed!

HollyM said...

The little gowns are sweet and I love watching the animals.
It is so thoughtful of you to put up a tutorial of modular quilts.
I haven't' yet even figured out how to add one to my blog.

Leslie said...

The preemie gowns are sweet as can be. How wonderful that you make these. And Mr. Chipmunk and his partners in crime are pretty smart little guys!

Pat said...

I have many chipmunks in my yard. They have tunnels under all the sidewalks and it is causing the sidewalk to crack as there is no support under them. The chipmunks love to sit under my feeder and eat all the scraps. They fortunately cannot get into my feeder as it is hanging off of the eave. No sewing done today. I like your first modular quilt.

Christine said...

I love that flannel quilt -- the stars, the coziness of the batting, that wonderful backing! we're in for a snow storm today, perfect for snuggling under a quilt like that!

Lynne Hearn said...

The little preemie gowns are so sweet! Thank you for sharing it. I don't have a serger, how wide should the seams be?

Lynne

Exuberant Color said...

Lynne, I have no way to contact you. All seams are 1/4"