Even the wildlife seemed friskier than usual. Haven't seen the bunnies out for awhile.I had just said something about wishing we'd see a rabbit, when we turned a corner to find this little guy.
This squirrel has lost his tail somehow. There is but a nubbin left. He looked like a short-eared rabbit hopping along.
Plenty to do at home, rain or not. I am getting my quilt ready to send off for the "Beneath the Surface" show. Getting a piece ready to travel is always a production. I roll the quilt around a foam pool "noodle" so it doesn't wrinkle, then make a muslin bag to put it in to protect it. The people in our High Fiber Diet group have started making bags with a clear plastic pocket on the outside, so you can put a photo of the quilt in it, then those recieving the quilts can see, at a glance, what is inside. Good idea. So I did that on this bag, which also has my name and address on it.
I spent a couple frustrating hours yesterday trying to track down a container to mail it in. Really the only possibility I found was this mailing tube. I think it will barely fit inside.
I'm working on my Baños, Ecuador house piece and pulling possible fabrics for it. I made a drawing in Illustrator on my computer and enlarged it to the size I want. Now I am refining the drawing which I will use as a guide as I start cutting fabric. Working from a photo is an interesting process. It does not make sense to include every detail and good composition requires decisions and changes to be made. The "editing" process is a good challenge.
A little sketch for another upcoming project.
And, it's beginning to cloud over...