I’m on the home straight now with my shaggy floral quilt, with the binding finally all stitched down. There were just the last few seams to snip. It was such a lovely warm morning that I sat with the quilt outside on the back deck. A half hour or so of snip, snip, snip, and there it was all done. I have yet to write a label and stitch it on the back of the quilt. Then of course I will need to give it a quick wash and dry to fluff up all those exposed seams. And give it a good shake as there seem to be loose threads everywhere.
We have a “bird pudding” hanging in a mesh onion bag from a large tree and I was well placed to watch the birds feeding while I was snipping away. I love to watch the busy native wax eyes and greenfinches flutter around as they land in the tree, then race down the wire to take a few bites before another bird arrives to take their place. I hung half an orange in an adjacent tree to see if that would attract the birds too. Sure enough, the wax eyes in particular thought it was rather tasty. As the day wore on, the temperatures kept rising. So much so that off came our jerseys and then Robin changed into shorts when he was working outside washing the caravan down. That’s not too bad for a winter’s day now, is it?