A NEW LODGER

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all safe and in good spirits. This is a summer like no other. The weather has mainly been reasonable. It’s not too hot at the moment.

I have very little in the way of new quilt making progress to be honest. I have been busy doing a wee bit of social distanced socialising for the first time in months. And of course, summer is made for recharging our batteries in readiness for the cooler months ahead.

So, let’s start with the meagre amount of progress on my Brimfield project …..

Brimfield sandwich

I layered it up and dragged it outside to take some photos but the colours and freshness don’t come through very well in these shots.

Brimfield sandwich 2

I consider this quilt has a more tradition feel so I have decided to hand quilt when the cooler weather comes along. This will give me plenty of time to work out some tradition looking quilting designs. It was quite nice to piece the block patches even though it was tricky when I first started but once I decided to use my glue pen to keep the patches centred over the papers, things started to get easier.

Brimfield sandwich border

I kept the borders simple using the same fabric as the block background and adding a contrasting mini border to break up the sameness. I have no idea what I will do with this quilt once it’s finished but I’m sure it will go to good use at some point.

After completing the layering up job on the Brimfield project I was at a loss for something to do of an evening. So, I went searching in my sewing room and found this that was already on the go …..

Diamonds

A few English paper Pieced project which I started more than five years ago. I would come across every now and again and jut move it from place to place in my sewing room. I decided to have a little go on this for a bit. I will turn it into something small because I need that sense of accomplishment that finishing a project brings. And besides, it’s better to work on something small in the warm weather.

Now, I discovered something quite interesting yesterday. I went out into my little garden which lies just outside my sewing to make a plan of action to tidy it up just a wee bit once the flowering shrubs stop flowering. And while I was out there I noticed something quite intriguing.

Bud

Notice how this teapot  in the background is full of twiggy bits??? This teapot is a nesting box which is hanging on my fence as an ornament. Well it seems it’s not an ornament anymore …..

Rob1

I have a little lodger. I imagine it’s a female robin nesting in my teapot. I could barely believe my eyes. And is it nesting time for robins??? Google tells that robins nest between March-August. So, I suppose I’ve got a late bloomer in my garden.

Rob2

Well, my lovelies, I suppose that’s my news for now. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x