That's what my husband sometimes thinks of me. Gone to the birds. I informed him the other night that I was going down to the workshop to make birdhouses. Did I mention that I am also handy in the woodworking dept. So down I went and drew up a pattern, cut the sides and front and back. OOps I forgot to make the sides higher to accomodate the roof. So I cut some more. Wil yelled down to make sure everything was ok. He worrys when I use power tools. BANG,BANG , SAW, SAW. HAMMER SOME MORE. Wil came down when I was ready to drill holes in the front as well in the roof. I used recycled wood for the roof and angled it to represent a Quebec home. Once it was glued and nailed I proceeded to paint. After the paint was dry I started with birdhouse 2. That one I made no mistake with the sides. Once it was complete I painted it red. I left the roof original since it had a green patina.I made the holes too small so off to the basement to enlarge. With birdhouse #1 I sanded it then applied a dark stain and immediately wiped it off. It looked too red for me so out came the brown shoe polish. A few coats later did the trick.
On to my BOM # 4 of Bunny Hill Designs, it seems that it took forever. but now it is complete.
Now its time to start on my next project. I had in my mind what kind of pin cushion I would make for the exchange, so off I went to my sewing room. Here is what I ended up with. A Prim Bird PinKeeper. I just love working with wool.
The flowers are so pretty on my porch so I took a few pictures to share with you. The Lilac bush is in full bloom. Can you smell the fragrant flowers?Well I'm off tomorrow to our local guild to help set up for our quilt show. There are to be more than 100 quilts on display. I will make sure that I take lots of pictures to share with everyone. Boy this was a lengthy post......