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Back to the Scrap Bin


I had a horrible sinus headache today and am losing my voice. There is something in the air that is making my allergies go bananas. I managed to put away all of the SDA registration materials and get rid of the table that has been part of my office space for 6 months. It was cathartic. It gave me energy. I straightened up the studio and put away fabrics I had been auditioning for the SAQA piece. I got a burst of energy and decided it was time to make another scrap piece. For this, I used fused silk scraps that were left over from the big liturgical piece I did 3 years ago. I fused some color strips and cut curvy strips and arranged them on the silk background and did some simple quilting. Here is a detail:


Today, when I came home from walking Scooter, I found this in my front yard, fortunately before Scooter did.


I ushered Scooter inside and grabbed my camera. She saw me and started escorting the babies away.


Here they are “duck”ing for cover.


I have not seen them since. I don’t know where they came from or where they have gone.

2 Responses to “Back to the Scrap Bin”

  1. Sarah E. says:

    “Duck-ing for cover”…!!! They ARE adorable…what a lovely sight. Thanks for the pix!

  2. Reva says:

    My bet is that they waddled across 28th Ave from the golf course/Rhody garden. Glad you spotted them before Scooter did.

    Speaking of “spotted,” I like what you did with the silk scraps.

    Hope the allergies abate soon. For whatever reason, mine aren’t so bad right now.