This is the top of our propane tank that fuels the fireplace insert!
It has a cover on it with a vent hole just big enough for a mama bird to have brought in all of this pine straw, leaves, small twigs and other nesting materials.
She built her nest here in the top of our tank where it is covered and dry and safe from predators!
There is a newly hatched batch of baby birds inside this covered nest, discovered quite by accident-
We won’t be filling this propane tank until the babies have left the nest and are out into the world.
It was a quiet day up here at Quilt Villa yesterday, but I did manage this:
I rearranged my sewing nook!
I got tired of sewing with the window behind me…and my chair kept rubbing against the wall leaving marks. So I turned the table, and moved the ironing board against the design wall area.
Now I can SEE my mountains instead of having my back toward them!
I think this is going to work just fine for now.
And I can see the TV from where the machine is.
You can see the new table runner hanging over my comfy binding chair….I got the binding machine sewed on yesterday, all that is left is the hand work part.
But before that –I cleaned out THIS!
vintage machines require screw drivers and time to really get in and get the gunk out and I’ve been neglectful over the past several visits. This pink fuzz is from the Twirl Around quilt I just finished piecing last week! Since I was rearranging the room, I also cleaned out the machine so I could start fresh. De-linted, oiled, lubed, and rubbed down, she now purrs like the proverbial kitten.
Chain sewing binding strips end to end on the diagonal.
Odd shaped runners can have odd angles to bind!
Stop 1/4” from the corner, do not sew into the seam allowance!
Fold the binding strip up, matching the edge of the next side it will be sewn to.
Fold it back down and continue on!
It’s not that much differently than binding square corners if you just remember to fold to the angle of the next side being sewn.
This girl and I four our morning walk this morning!
I love summers up here – with the daylight coming early. Up at just after 6am, time to sit on the front porch enjoying the birds and squirrels while rocking in my rocking chair before finally kicking myself into gear, throwing on shoes and headed out for a long mountain walk.
Now to figure out what kind of trouble I can get into for the REST of the day!