Monday, March 21, 2016

Something new

These were fun shots. We have killdeers around here every year, but I usually see them in the distance and moving too fast to get a photo of them. Yesterday there happened to be one right outside the house - and I was lucky enough to see it! It seemed to be out for a first-day-of-spring stroll and came nearly up to the garage. It hung around long enough for me to get some good pics through the glass in the door, and it was none the wiser. But I was very happy. 




There were a few juncos around, too.




My pattern test is complete, but I won't be blogging about it until the pattern is ready for purchase, which might be up to 2 weeks. Meanwhile, I'm working with this gorgeous fabric!



8 comments:

Jenny said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen a killdeer before! They remind me of the little birds that chase the surf on the beach in Florida.

I like your fabric combo. No hints on what it is to become? Have fun with whatever it is.

This weekend, my youngest and I will be making a small blanket with tiny pockets on it for his Tsum Tsums and Itty Bittys to sleep in (similar in idea to the My Little Pony tote on Ikat bag, but probably not tote convertible since he doesn't need to take them places). Our fabric choices are not quite as striking as yours, however. :)

Grandma G said...

They're related to those little birds, Jenny! They're all plovers. :)

Thanks! Hint: I am a bag lady. ;)

Your blanket sounds fun! Enjoy the time with your young'un. And Happy Easter to you!

Geneviève Thiffault said...

I've never seen a killdeer before, but I know the little birds on the beach Jenny is talking about. They are really cute.

You got super great pictures, especially since taken from a patio door (which must be amazingly clean since your photos are so clear :P)

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Gen. It was the window in the garage walk-in door, and I managed to find a clean spot. It wasn't too bad, as I'd washed it last fall. Not too many bugs to mess it up during the winter. ;)

LiEr said...

Such pretty birds! And such pretty fabric! The kids have been naming the stray cats around here - all names of ice cream/cookie flavors that most closely match the coat markings. So far we've seen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Moose Tracks, Nilla, Gingersnap and a greyish tabby-ish one they call Sabrina-Cat because it looks like the neighbor's cat named Sabrina.

Heard you got some snow yesterday. We got 10" in Burnsville and 3" at the airport, and as we're somewhere between those two locations, we're guessing we got about 6" or more. Hope it all melts by the time we're back home!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, my friend! Glad to hear your girls have some cats to name and watch again. Moose tracks is my favorite - yum! :)

Yes. Snow. Blech. 6" or so here, too. I do hope it all melts fast! 50's by Monday should certainly help. 👏

annie dee said...

Love these guys. These are great photos!! They don't ever seem to stand still. It's amazing that you got such clear shots. The combination of fabrics is wonderful too!! So exciting. Can't wait to see what's coming!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee! Yeah, these birds don't just hop around - they run! This one didn't seem to be in amy hurry at all, though. Lucky for me. :) I'm making progress on the sewing project.....