Monday, January 23, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Anybody want to see a funky chicken?    I'm participating in a block of the month sew along using Sindy Rodenmeyer patterns. 
He's not finished yet.  I still have to put the borders on the block.  I've decided that I will use all stash and scraps to make these blocks.  I did have to buy the background because I couldn't find anything I was satisfied with in the stash. 

Went on a birding trip to Baldwin County, Alabama on Saturday.  Way too many people along which impeded the purpose of the trip -- to see birds!   At any rate, the highlight of the day was seeing a Black Chinned Hummingbird that is wintering in Foley, Alabama.  This a western hummer that normally winters in western Mexico.  Others also saw a female rufous hummingbird, but although I saw it flying, I didn't get enough of a look at it to say that I saw it.   You can see a picture of the black chinned HERE.

On a message board I frequent, there has been a discussion about regrowing celery and other vegetables from the tops or bottoms.  In my case, I cut off the bottom portion of a celery stalk and put it in water for a few days.  It started growing within about three days.  After a few more days, I potted it up and it is sitting outside on the patio.   Growing like crazy!!!   Its going to be very interesting to see how this develops.  I had already used most of the stalk before I did this, so I wonder what the difference would be had I cut the bottom off the whole stalk?   

Off to a sit 'n sew with friends this afternoon.  

Y'all take care. 


  1. I love your funky chicken! You're very talented. I have a soft spot for chickens. I know it's a little odd, but when I lived in Maine, we had chickens. I've been a little in love with them ever since.

    Great job on the quilt block!

  2. Cute rooster, I'm sure the finished quilt will be charming.

  3. Oh I so love your blog Sue and you are more than welcome to use any of my photo's ! Now following xx

  4. Awesome! Although I have none, love other people's chickies!