Sunday, July 6, 2014

Aftermath of FMQ Try and the Giveaway Winner Announced

Here's how my FMQ try turned out:

And from the front

In other news - the Magpies are back! They nearly died out here from West Nile Disease a few years back, so we are happy their numbers have increased to this bunch. They played nicely with the crows and took turns eating the old bread we threw out for them all. You don't see that very often in nature.
 They are quite camera shy. I tried to get more pictures this afternoon, and every time I raised the camera (even from inside the kitchen) they flew away. Given a few minutes, they were back, and again as the camera went up.... off they went.
 See the crow in the neighbor's yard. They feed them, too, and another neighbor next door to them.

Now down to work!  Here's the hat. (We do things low tech here.)

Filled with names.  All the comments and all the followers, too.

Here's the name picker....

Jean (from the follower list) is the winner!
Congrats to you. Thank you for being a follower. Your 14 fat quarters goes into the mail tomorrow, if I can determine a snail mail address for you by that time.
Thank you all for playing along. I had fun and learned a lot of new tips for FMQ. I hope you all had fun here, too.
Have a fun rest of your weekend.


  1. Thanks so much! I am soexcited! I will send my address shortly!

  2. You're off to a good start with your free motion quilting! :0)

  3. Congrats Jean!!! (Terri you always send the BEST snail mail!!) V:)

  4. Well done Terri- you are braver than me! Congrats to Jean the winner. Wonderful that the crow/magpie numbers are recovering. I put meal worms out for my corvid friends especially when it has been dry and there are youngsters in the nest. I think it makes it less likely that a magpie will predate on another's nest if there is an easier food supply available. They are such clever birds.

  5. It's looking better and better! Your stitches are so even on both sides. Doing a spiral already? I had to work up to that over a few years, lol.

  6. Congratulations to Jean. Here's hoping she makes contact - and if she doesnt - you know my address...

    Spirals? Good Grief Terri - you're so much braver than I was. Maybe I should try spirals next?

  7. Love your FMQ start! I had so much fun doing spirals on my Flamingo Quilt. Mine were along way from perfect but I enjoyed them and want to do more. Ask your neighbors if they want another crow. We have one that loves taunting our cats. We hear it all day long!


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