Hi friends! I’m happy to see you and to show you something delicious! When you are living abroad, it’s sure that you miss some things … I miss berries and especially blueberries! Just thinking of them brings water to my mouth …
I hope you are not totally bored to see foundation piecing, but I’m really stucked with this thing. You know that I joined the Forest QAL … and without knowing better I was struggling in the hook.
I am so happy that I was patient and stubborn enough to finish the first block which was very difficult ‘Woodpecker’. After making the ‘Maple Fox’, ‘Hungry Deer’ and ‘Fern’, I got a grazy idea to try if I could make a block on my own. What I could add to my Finnish forest? Blueberries of course!
There they are! I have tried few times to grow blueberry bush (bought from the garden nursery) but they don’t live long. Unfortunately because they are my favourites! We have few vines next to the vegetable plot and little grapes are growing …
Usually some one else eats them before us … I think mostly birds, but also one very quick, little, cute creature may like them …
It’s still hiding behind the bush. Can you see an other tiny thing eating leaves?
It’s so often about coincidences! Yesterday I wasnt’ sure yet what block to make next. I was thinking to make the bird. Then we had lunch on our patio and there when looking to the garden, we saw something passing quickly. What was it? A mouse? A lizzard? No – it was a pine marten! Last summer I saw it some times in the vegetable plot, but now I had totally forgotten that we might have them in the garden.
There was no way to have time to take photo, even she was running a little bit around. She went to the pool, then sat on the rocks watching us for a moment and then dissapeared. We have always ceramic bowl with water for thursty passer-by and think she was looking for that.
Dececion was easy – I had to make pine marten! I was quite happy with the fabrics I picked, but now I’m not sure about the light blue. I hope to make it better with the quilting. And black nose wouldn’t have separated at all from the brown brown face, so I made it with the same pink I have used in the other blocks. As you see, half of my martin is still missing … hope to finish that today.
All the Forest QAL blocks are now ‘out’ and we just have to work! I have a basic plan in my mind, but have to see it better when I have few more blocks finished. Because this isthe first time I made the pattern, I’m very happy (I didn’t know if I can do it at all) – but there are corners that don’t match well – how that happened! Next time I have to take more care about the seam allowances.
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Now I’m on my way out to make some gardening with Nero and Hanna. Some flowers have been waiting too long time to get bigger pots and it’s very hot, so they really need more space not to dry so quickly.
I hope you have a great week and enjoy summer! Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments!