I saw a deer in my back yard this morning. I knew that they were back there, but had never seen them. One of my neighbors says that they are around my shed at times. I just never look out or work in the garden at the right time. I know now why I take pictures of my flowers every year. It’s so I can remember how the flowers are supposed to look if something happens to them. The deer must have gone to the front of the house, because they had a feast on my Hosta. This is a picture of the hosta that was taken last year.
This is this year. It looked as if the Hosta was string trimmed. This is a month’s growth.
Several years ago, I saw a pattern at the Vermont Quilt Festival. The vendor also had the background fabric which went from dark blue to medium blue. It was perfect. I used batique fabric for the fish. The fabric had occasional dots which I used for the eyes. It was hand quilted. A friend asked me to put it into a show, so I did. Later I heard that several people went to a quilt shop in Bangor looking for the pattern and the fabric. They soon ran out and started asking if the customer had been to the show. It caused quite a stir at the time. This was the first time that I used batique fabric. It also combined two of my favorite techniques, applique and hand quilting.
Have a great day and happy quilting.