Sunday, October 21, 2018

Saturday's Sewing

 The Starry Splendor leftovers are now in their own quilt top!
36" x 42"  
I would've loaded it onto the frame if I had a large enough piece for the backing!
Another day.
 I added another three blocks to the Summer Blooms.
I am wondering if I will break the large quilt the kit designed or break it up into lap sized quilts.
Either way, I will have to keep stitching these blocks for quite a while!
 Do you see what we spotted on a recent tour of the acreage?
Maybe a bit of a zoom in will help!
It is an indigo racer;  a young one , less than one half of his adult size, measuring only 3'.
It is non-poisonous and will hunt and eat several of its poisonous neighbors
so a nice one to spot on a hike!  
(Once you're heart rate drops back to normal after being startled by a snake!)

10 comments:

  1. no, not startled by a snake - probably because there aren't any here, so my instinct isn't honed about snakes:) I find snakes fascinating, but then my "contact" with them is only via tv or in zoos etc.... that would probably be very different if I might find one in the garden!we might not have tropical flowers here - but we don't have poisonous insects, snakes etc. either.can't win them all:)

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  2. If I ever get around to that quilt I was thinking of making it smaller too. I can't wrestle big ones anymore.

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  3. Snakes and spiders are NOT on my list of favorite critters. I imagine your climate has a lot of both. Nice job on completing the top and sewing more blocks.

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  4. Loved reading about the process on the previous post, and now the finished top today!, Eek on the snake, shudder. What does persimmon and pineapple jam taste like?

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  5. That brown border fabric is just perfect for that top quilt.

    We used to have an indigo snake that came for a regular visit to our front porch in Orlando. I didn't much like when he ate the mockingbird's eggs :::sad face:::, but I sure liked how he kept the buggies and mice away.

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  6. Love your "leftover" quilt! I do like it when I have enough leftovers to make another one :) Makes me feel like it is a "free" quilt!! xx

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  7. That's a good snake to have around, but looks a lot like a water moccasin, those are not good to have around at all. Love your quilts.

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  8. Lovely!

    We don't get many snakes around here, so it's a treat for me to find one on a hike. If course, we only have one venomous snake (massassauga rattler) and they are very rare, and very shy.

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  10. I appreciate what the good snakes do but I still don’t like to look at them! I shudder now to think how we used to carry them home in our shirts! 🤢

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