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Friday, March 7, 2014

Resting day...

My arm and shoulder wanted a rest yesterday so I read and knitted most of the day.  I cut a large square from one of the large print Australian fabrics and sewed the extra triangles that were already cut to finish one block while I watched the news.


A woodpecker landed in the tree by my kitchen window and posed for a photo.

We are supposed to have temperatures above freezing for the next 5 days (50 on Monday).  Snow is predicted overnight on Friday but it will melt quickly.  The snow in the backyard is over my boot tops right now. I'm hoping to see it go down dramatically by the middle of next week.
The medium rose cactus is blooming again. 

16 comments:

Gene Black said...

I love the Australian fabric block. And the Flicker picture is lovely.

suemac said...

The Australian fabric is lovely.

Linda Swanekamp said...

The large center really showcases the fabric. I don't think I could sew all those triangles to line up like you. Colors are really nice.

Paul said...

Really a Red-bellied Woodpecker, not a flicker..

patty a. said...

Another fabulous block. Again today I want to go and buy some Australian fabrics! I don't know how long I can hold out. I need to find some place that sells fat quarters.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

hope your shoulder gets healed up soon. our snow too is melting - most areas around here it already is but we are so much in the shade year round that I still have a yard full of all the frozen 1.5 inches of sleet that we had over on the weekend. It is going quickly though and will be close to 70 this weekend they say! I love flickers

Sheila said...

Sorry about your shoulder, dear. I hope it's better soon.
Love the Australian Fabrics you have been playing with yesterday and today. I bought some of those some prints last year. Haven't cut into them yet. I want to be careful how I cut or don't cut the large print fabric.

Lola Carr said...

Each time you post an Aussie block I think that it is my favorite...until I see the next one. :) Beautiful! Is this a "Venus flytrap" fabric? I have seen this woodpecker (or his friend) in my yard as well. They do love suet! Hope your arm/shoulder feel better today.

Elaine said...

Even on a no sew day you can't help but create:) Take care of that shoulder! Aussie prints are bootiful and the woodpecker (n0 matter what brand he is) is handsome. Love his little red head. Not going to talk about the gorgeous bloom-too jealous!

Sequana said...

What a lovely friend of yours to give you Aussie fabric leftovers. You are doing such prettier creations with it. I look around here and see that I mostly used mine to cover Sam Adams beer boxes to use for storage. :)

Needled Mom said...

What a great closeup of the flicker! That block looks wonderful.

JJM said...

Exhilarating Australian fabric Wanda ! And why wouldn't it be ? (*._,*)

Take good care of your sore shoulder and arm... I know how long it takes for us ole gals to heal anymore.

Our warm temps have caused major flooding problems throughout the valley. Those that live in area's that would never think they'd have a flooding problem are suffering. Too much snow and melting too fast.

JJM

Kevin the Quilter said...

Those Australian prints are so cool! You rest that arm and shoulder up! Tell Woody Woodpecker hello for me!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

As you might remember, I have a collection of Aboriginal fabrics too. I've been thinking about them lately. I like your block. Take it easy with that shoulder.

Muddling Through said...

That block is stunning! I haven't seen any woodpeckers yet this year. We used to see the red headed woodpeckers all the time growing up, but I haven't seen one in many years now.

Brown Family said...

Another pretty block. that was nice of the woodpecker to pose!