Yesterday was a great day for being a frog and hanging around in the pond. Here is one of this year’s new frogs. He likes to just hang suspended in the pond in amongst the lily pads. Look at how he is keeping just one “finger” (I believe it’s his middle finger) on top of a lily pad to keep from drifting away with the water moving away from the base of the water fall. And his older brother/sister is playing peek-a-boo nearby. I think they are the same kind of frog (pretty sure they have the same parents). But isn’t it interesting how one of them appears to have only 3 toes on each front foot and the other clearly has four? And the front ones don’t appear to be webbed, do they.
For the past few days I have been working on assembling a sample quilt top for a class that I will begin teaching at the end of September. Here is the strip set ready to be cut into shapes for the quilt top. Marbles the snowman is moderating the process.
The top assembled and ready for embellishing. I will be “fussy cutting” some frogs, dragonflies, and flowers from scraps of the focus fabric and appliqueing them onto the plain part of the quilt top.
My birthday gift from my sister just arrived. She is a ceramic artist and this is one of her best yet! And her subject is one of my favorite things.
Ahhhhh……. a cool refreshing fountain!