I took this quilted wall hanging down from the kitchen wall yesterday morning, and it occurred to me that I don't think I've ever shown it on the blog.
It's a "chicken" quilt I made for Papa Pea's elementary classroom years ago. Each spring he would fill two incubators with either duck or chicken eggs and hatch them as a part of his science program. This event was always wildly popular, and as the date came close to the eggs hatching, kids from other classrooms and many of the teachers would stop in to observe the process.
I fussy cut the chickens in the center on-point out of the over-all chicken print fabric I used for the border.
Isn't this fabric great? How I wish I had purchased much more of it because it would make such good placemats or pot holders.
I finished the smaller second crocheted rug to match the other one in the entryroom. (Now I see I need to get a black mat for in front of the door rather than the green one that is there.)
You can't see much of it with the dog's dishes on it, can you?
We had rain all day yesterday for a total of 1/2" in our rain gauge. Then terrifically strong winds developed in the late afternoon and were still roaring when we went to bed last night. I was waiting for my cold frames on top of the raised beds to blow off (they are tied down) but they held. I did lose a few hot caps I had protecting warm weather plants. A couple sailed over the 7' high deer fencing into the woods. I'll be going on a treasure hunt to retrieve those this morning.
The weather this morning is still a little blowsy and not very sunny so far. But we are supposed to have a clear day so we'll be outside