Today I received a lovely parcel in the mail. It was full of goodies from Melody as part of the Tuesday Treasures gift. I was her most recent giveaway winner.
Inside the parcel, there was a cute little Rosalie Quinlan pattern called Miss Melly's Sewing Pocket. She also included some gorgeous Papillion fabric by 3 Sisters, a lovely piece of linen, some wool batting (I think it's wool?!) and a sweet little doily. Thank you very much Melody, it is a lovely gift.
Sorry the picture isn't fantastic, it's rainy today so not much good lighting !
I've been stitching heaps on my swap project. I can't show you that though, it's too far gone now to keep the initial a secret anymore! I normally stitch on the deck in the afternoons because it is cooler out there than inside. This week I have stayed inside because of this persistent visitor. It is not afraid of me or the broom! It comes too close to me and frightens me a little, but it has the most beautiful song. It's been every day this week. It actually lands there and calls out until I head to that end of the house and have a chat with it!!
I have too much time on my hands, so I had a little fun with it ... I recorded it (well over 4 minutes) with my IPOD. It is a conversation between us actually, me telling it to move on, it replying, me saying that's my stitching spot, it replying, etc, etc. The next day, I heard it calling out to me again, so I took the IPOD with me and stood at the back door playing back the recording from the day before. The bird got all excited, tilting its head every which way, chattering back ever louder. I was laughing so hard I had tears and then I texted De to bring a straightjacket because I've clearly lost the plot. :)
The bird seems to be perfectly healthy. There is no food or water there, only my planting supplies. I would love to know what kind of bird this is, if anyone knows.
Last, I am trying a new experiment with the hangy bag thingys. I've had good luck with tomatoes, so I thought I would try something else. This is zucchini that I planted in the bag about a week ago.
So far, so good. It is growing super fast and seems to be happy in the bag.