He is a caterpillar that we caught on the dill the yesterday. Timothy named him and then said, "Crawly is the best caterpillar ever." Jared and I are secretly hoping that Crawly does indeed survive into adulthood. Timothy checks for a cocoon every hour or so. We'll keep you posted on further developments...
Many thanks to my dad for making the bug cage and to my sister for painting it. :)
Still waiting for tomatoes...
But not for the sunflowers! The first 2 opened their heads today and hopefully this next week the entire sunflower patch will be in full bloom!
My triple Irish chain quilt is done! I have had this thing basted and just waiting for the quilting for about a month whiled I mulled the options. I really wanted to try to put a featured motif in each of the tan patches, but I was just paralyzed about the process as I haven't done it before. Clarity came one evening while I was thinking about planning a picnic and this is the blanket I automatically thought about. I am not interested in investing a ton of blood and sweat into a blanket that I was going to throw on the ground and roll up in the back of our van. Besides, I already had hours into the piecing and I think the meandering line lets you focus more on all of the fun colors and the grid they make. Three hours later and the quilting was done! :)
I snapped a quick picture so you could see the back and binding...a subtle blue swirl with a navy stripe on the edge. Many thanks to my awesome quilt holder, who willingly walks around the yard with a quilt in the air whenever I beckon him. :) I am sure that this quilt will be well loved for years to come.
And one more picture of some of my mid-summer flowers...the coneflowers have bloomed!