As the TV Chefs say – this is something I prepared earlier – all ready for when the birthday quilt comes back from Paula, the commercial quilter. The long length of green binding had been prepared a few days ago – just hope I made it long enough. Then I utilised a spare leaf block and turned it into a label for the back of the quilt. With some green leafy veins stitched on, and a binding around the edge, now I just need to write the details onto the label. Or perhaps I’ll embroider them, I’m not quite sure yet.
We have had some rather chilly days here lately, clear and cold. To help the birds out I’ve been offering them an assortment of fruit lately. The pretty little native wax-eyes have made short work of several feijoas and even enjoyed a squashy mandarin or two. Today I put an apple out for them on the feeder – after peeling it first before skewering it through the core onto the spike. According to the birds, that was just as acceptable as the previous offerings. I must make up some Bird Pudding too, a mixture of fat and seeds, they really enjoy that too. I love to watch the birds feeding, and I’m sure I get just as much pleasure feeding them as they get eating whatever is on the daily menue.