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I didn't make a spelling error in the title.. I'm getting a new frond today... Isn't that cute?
This is a piece off of my Rabbit Foots Fern that broke off the mom plant when we moved. I couldn't bear to throw it away. I stuck it in some water and waited, and waited..... From November to some time in February, I waited for a root. One day there it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was jubilant. Then when the first frond came along - Jubilant again. This time I'm overjoyed! The little thing is off and running. Now that I know this, I'll be starting more from the feet. It might become a Halloween plant - you never can tell.
So that's what's new today. I'm off to sew now. Working on a Great Granddaughter baby quilt - just in case she is a she. I'll make a blue and green one for a Great Grandson next... if needed. (Did you notice the subtle way I announced that the Grandgirl from the wedding last summer is now about 8 weeks pregnant... (Her Dad asked how that happened.... I love my SIL, he is so fun to tease.)
Sew I should get at it. Hope you are having a sew day, too.
Evening Grosbeaks came by one day to visit out patio/bird feeder, and I got some pictures. (They are a mustard yellow, black and white with a gross beak.)
(The other bird at our makeshift watering bowl is a baby starling.
We used to see them ( the evening grosbeaks) when we lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota, but this is the first time we are seeing them in the West. (We live in Vancouver Washington now.)
Finished my POD 20 block this afternoon, too. I did a lot of remodeling of it. The pattern was to be Hermione's blue flame in a jam jar, but there was no jar. I used some sparkly white fabric to make the glass part of the jar. I like it.
Sew - that's it for today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Here it is with it's light blue binding...Done! (Notice the Hubby feet at the side. He likes to model. Oh and I left the picture at this angle because I can keep it bigger and the feet out the side are funnier. Makes him look magical - doesn't it?)
Showing a bit of the binding and the backing. The butterflies go with this Kaffe Fassett fabric, I think. Showing the quilting here, too. I made Xs through the 16 patches and wiggly lines through the Xs. I think it turned out pretty good. I'll try the Good Night Irene setting of 16 patches again. I enjoyed making this quilt. (I used as many interesting fabrics as I could. It's going to Em's Happy Chemo, so I wanted lots of fun squares to look at. There are some bright yellow ones with owls that are talking. One says Wow and another says Good Job, there is a Bravo and a Super, too.)
Sorry this is out of focus, but just another close up. Next time the 16s will be more concentrated color so it won't interfere with the Xs. Live and learn, right?
The potion is Felix Felicis... you can tell by the rest of the book that it's about good luck. I don't know if there is such a book on the list, but I wanted to make it.
Now on to butterflies for a few hours.
Thanks for stopping by.
This is my interpretation of POD 17... a bag from the Weasley's store and a few magic books. (Hey, aren't all books magical?)
And now the flowers around my house in Vancouver, WA
This is a rose I brought from my house in CA.
I love that it's 2 tone. Inside of the petal is red, and the outside of the same petal is white. It has a tendency to long stems, too. Isn't it beautiful?
These are the Azaleas that were growing here when we arrived. I'd have liked the red colored ones... or those red rhododendrons (rhoddies) they have here. OMG I'll try to find a spot where I can take a picture of one. You won't believe the color!
Below is the "wild flower" that grows best in my yard. In CA we call it Loco Weed. It grows like crazy.
And that does it for today. Jennifer has already put out the next POD pattern, and if I have any chance to get it done in time I better get at it. I want to make some butterflies for Saturday at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, too. See you then.