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Old 07-15-2015, 05:51 PM   #51
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Bird blocks will be on hiatus for a bit. Grandson2 needs help with a costume for an SF/anime/gaming con in about 10 days, and tomorrow I will be celebrating my 60th birthday at the Mason-Dixon square dance vestival, which runs through Sunday.

Next up: a Catbird!
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:16 PM   #52
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Bird blocks will be on hiatus for a bit. Grandson2 needs help with a costume for an SF/anime/gaming con in about 10 days, and tomorrow I will be celebrating my 60th birthday at the Mason-Dixon square dance vestival, which runs through Sunday.
That be the North or South?

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Old 07-24-2015, 02:24 PM   #53
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Maybe they painted a line down the middle of the room ?
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SOUTH, of course! Maryland was a slave state before the Late Unpleasantness.

Anyway, the Grandson has been costumed to his satisfaction, I'm back from the square dance festival AND back from Quilt Odyssey in Hershey. I had thought to stay right there at the Hershey Lodge overnight, but they quoted me over $300 for one night! So I went half a mile down the road to the Econolodge where they only charged me a much more reasonable $100.

I took lots and LOTS of pictures. I think I'll post them to my photo album here so those who want to can have a look.

Meanwhile, there will be more birds!
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SOUTH, of course! Maryland was a slave state before the Late Unpleasantness.

Anyway, the Grandson has been costumed to his satisfaction, I'm back from the square dance festival AND back from Quilt Odyssey in Hershey. I had thought to stay right there at the Hershey Lodge overnight, but they quoted me over $300 for one night! So I went half a mile down the road to the Econolodge where they only charged me a much more reasonable $100.

I took lots and LOTS of pictures. I think I'll post them to my photo album here so those who want to can have a look.

Meanwhile, there will be more birds!
Hershey Lodge v. Econo Lodge.

Two very different amenity levels.
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:45 PM   #56
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It had a comfortable bed, a decent bathroom, and it was clean. That's all you need for one night.
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Geez, I didn't realize how long it's been since I updated this. I haz excuses! First I had that damned month-long headache, and then we went to Tennessee (sans sewing machine) and then DH said "But you don't have enough for the Wounded Warriors project yet!" So I've been knocking out some quick stuff for that.

I've made two bird blocks, the robin on her nest and the ruby-throated hummingbird. The robin appears to have flown away, nest and all. When she turns up again, I'll scan and post her.

But here is the hummingbird!
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You're such a talent!
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I've been slow to keep up also, mostly because I've been too medicated to trust my hands to do fine stitching. But I am (hopefully, knock on wood) getting past the worst of that now.

So first up is to give the birdies their little eyes on the blocks that MA gave me. Then I'll be stitching the back piece for LDW's Red-winged blackbird block.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:01 PM   #60
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No rush, my dear. And soon the Christmas Food-Making starts...
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Thanks MA.

As I'm sitting here, I'm looking at pics of the birds to see what their eyes really look like so I can decide which ones just get a little black circle and which ones have whites around the circle. And then there are the ones that have a little twinkle...

But you're right. Pretty soon, I'll have to draft DH or MIL to help me make jams for Xmas gifts.
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