Saturday, June 06, 2009

More Work in Progress

I've worked a little more on my quilt from Melinda Bula's class. This is layers of fabric with Steam a Seam 2 holding it together. It has not been fused yet. I still have a ways to go.

"Spider Plant" Baby House Finches

I checked on the baby finches this morning and you can tell that there are 3 of them. They are starting to grow in the quills that will be their feathers. I wonder how long it will be before they open their eyes. I think today, they are a week old.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Work in Progress

I have been working on my project from Melinda Bula's class. I am trying not to have another UFO. This is what I came home with from her class.

I worked on it some more today. It is looking better. I still have a long way to go.

Storm Clouds

We had thunderstorms today in the desert. This is the first time we have had any real rain since we moved here. I took this picture of the hill in our back yard. The clouds were folding over themselves. Really cool!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


I think I will try to post a picture of my baby House Finches every day if possible. I know they grow very fast. I took this picture this afternoon. They seem to be kind of sitting up already. You can see a face! They are so cute and fuzzy!

Monday, June 01, 2009

We have Baby Birds!

On our front porch, we have a plant. This plant was given to me 30 years ago, the day after I married my Husband, by my Mom. We were leaving to move to a little town in Northern Iowa. Charles City, Iowa.

When we moved to California in February, we were worried that they wouldn't let us bring it into the state because they have road check points to make sure you don't bring in any fresh fruit or vegetables. I have had this plant as long as I have been Married so it is a part of our family.

A couple of weeks ago, every time we would walk out the front door, a bird would fly off of the porch. It took a few days to realize that a bird had built a nest in the plant. I think it had 3 pretty little blue eggs in it. I tried not to disturb them too much.

They hatched sometime late Saturday or early Sunday morning. They are so cute and fuzzy. It is cold here in the morning so she has her work cut out for her. I believe they are either House Finches or Purple Finches. It is really hard to see how many are in there because you can't tell where one ends and the other one begins.

I will keep you posted on our babies and I will take some pictures as they grow. I am so excited to have them nest in such an important plant, as my 30 year old Spider Plant!