|Love these girls!|
Friday, December 23, 2016
I have had fun using my Bernina 200 for some embroidery projects to make wallhangings for Christmas gifts for friends this year. It has excited me to start working on projects that I have left go far to long. I made 3 variations of the long wallhanging and 4 of the A Very Merry Christmas wallhanging. All were well received.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
I have had both Monarch and Black Swallowtail caterpillars in December before but this year it has been cold and very, very windy. The winds started in November so I really thought all of the cats would be long IE not able to survive but doing yard work a few days ago I found 2 cats. Since there was little milkweed left in the front yard I relocated them to some in the back yard.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Our challenge was to spell out J O Y using our fabric postcards so that they could be set together like a triptych to be displayed. The cards had to be done as a portrait view. Above is the set of postcards I received. I just love them. Below is my set of 3 cards spelling out JOY that I mailed to Vicky in Canada.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
This year I decided to participate in a mug rug swap. Miriam, my swap partner from Ireland told me she uses her mug rugs as small wallhangings so I made her an 11" by 14" actual wallhanging. I love the Santa Mug Rug she made for me. I hope she likes her Christmas Stocking. The stocking is faced so you can place candy canes or similar in it.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Working in the yard today doing some more clean up and came across these 2 Black Swallowtail chrysalis. That makes 18 BS chrysalis that are overwintering here. I hope they all overwinter and eclose next May.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Heard there were a flock of about 30 Snow BUntings at the SH Point so decided to check them out in hopes of getting closer looks at them. Happy to report they were only 25 feet away playing in the dunes. They sure do dart around, never standing still for long so you can capture an image of them.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Today's temps were in the high 60's with lots of sun which was great but the winds were 15-20 which probably kept the numbers of butterflies down but still a respectable numbers of species at 8 and another 3 species of caterpillars.
|American Lady Butterfly|
|Common Buckeye Butterfly|
|Fiery Skipper - Female|
|Eclosed Monarch Butterfly today|
|Variegated Fritillary Butterfly|
This Monarch arrived sometime on or before October 20 when it was tagged in my yard. It's still here today which is a month later. It's worn and ratty but hanging on. Unfortunately the weather forecast over the next few days is against it's further survival.
Friday, November 18, 2016
|Moon over Conowingo Dam|
|Catching & releasing|