This month was a string block, a style that I always felt was too busy, but once I was done, they were strangely appealing!
Luckily I had made a quilt with black/white/red not too long ago, so I had lots of scraps to use up for the black and white strings. But, looking at the picture, I know that I couldn't have an entire bed covered with them! However, I know it would appeal to my daughter.
I wouldn't mind finding another bee to join--anyone out there need another member?
I made a little Japanese Knot Bag for a knitting project. http://www.helenheath.com/sites/default/files/knotbaginstructions1.pdf I have been hoarding that fabric for at least three years waiting for something "special" to make with it and finally decided that maybe I'm special enough! I'll see it every day and enjoy the happy colours as I look at ti. It's a great little bag as you can hang it over your arm or over the arm of a chair--very useful while waiting around in various offices! I always like to have a little sock project on the go, but with the cooler weather, I've started a hat.
This year the field behind our house was planted with sunflowers and they are such a happy sight right now. Taking pictures yesterday I was surrounded by the drone of bees.
The tomatoes are definitely getting ahead of me, but no complaints. I can make an entire meal of tomatoes, spinach and avocado. Unfortunately, I'm married to a carnivore, so that doesn't go over well!
Wildlife sightings are daily occurrences. The local turkey hens parade through the garden early every morning with their broods of various sized chicks. We've gone from rarely seeing them to being overrun with them, at the expense of the partridges we always used to see in the woods.