A quick report on my Dear Jane progress. I’ve slowed down to focus on Jake’s quilt, but have tried to do a few blocks each week. Today, I did the block to the left, called “E-12 Mary Ruth’s Corset.” Fairly easy paper piece, but in thinking ahead, I wish the quilt fairies would come over some night and pick the paper pieces out of my finished blocks soon!
Below is a peek at the quilt thus far. I’m planning on putting cornerstones between the blocks in the sashing, probably in a deep maroon color.
I felt like doing some applique work last night, so I stitched on this little block, E-11, “Wagon Wheel.” I’m really pleased with how it turned out! It’s nice when your stitching doesn’t fight you!
When I came home from work yesterday, it was snowing pretty hard. There was a beautiful cardinal outside my kitchen window eating at the birdfeeder. Alas, by the time I got out my camera, he was gone and other birds were feasting.
Shortly after Dean got home, he went to the sliding door at the back of the house to look out, and there were 3 deer wandering around our back yard. He had me come over to look, and then we spotted another 8 deer in the neighbor’s yard. Sadly, one of the deer had an injured front left leg. She kept trying to walk, and they waited patiently for her before going down the hill to the creek. I don’t know if she was hit by a car or had a broken leg, but it was very difficult for her to walk. We tried to get some photos, but the snow and the
setting sun made it very difficult to get a good picture. I’ll watch for her in the next few days and see if she’s doing any better. I don’t know what to do to get her some help. Breaks my heart to see an injured animal!