Monday, July 10, 2023

Design Wall Monday - July 10, 2023

Good morning Quilters!  

A wonderful miracle happened at my house this week.  A life-time wish has been granted.  Back when I was a little girl, our home had a porch with wrens in a birdhouse there.  I used to play on the porch and listen to the tiny wren singing all day long.  My mother loved to hear him singing too.

A Williamsburg bottle birdhouse has been on our porch since last year, with no bird interested in it ……… until last Wednesday.  Now it is a busy place, being filled with small twigs.   The happy male perches on the very top of our flagpole or on our rooftop to sing about his new home.  I told hubby I can cross one more thing off my bucket list.  I have wanted wrens on my own porch forever, and this week it happened.  I praise God for their  beautiful singing that encourages me every day.  

Quilting has been slow, but I am making progress.  I sewed sleeves on the backs of two quilts, and I am slowly putting the 210 small three inch blocks in columns.  Here are some progress pictures:

The Wimbledon tennis matches have started, so I am watching great tennis as I sew.  More watching than sewing to be truthful.  But a little bit gets sewn each day, and it is coming together nicely.  I hope your projects are too.  I saw some fantastic progress on your blogs this last week.  You inspire me to do more.

Please join our Design Wall Monday Linky Party below and show us your work.  I shall be reading your blogs this week while I’m on my front porch bench, listening to the wren’s happy song.  Please mention Design Wall Mondays and also link back to this post from within your post.  Thank you.

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Wrens sing so beautiful! Happy stitching!

Kate said...

Such a fun thing to have a birds make a home where you can hear and see them. We have Barn Swallows that next on our back porch. They don't sing much, but it's really fun to watch them fly, they are air acrobats. Enjoy the tennis and the stitching this week.

Nann said...

How wonderful to have a summer houseguest -- and one that entertains, to boot! Your sampler setting shows off the blocks beautifully. Enjoy the week!

Sara said...

I've been enjoying a bird nest above the light fixture on our front porch too. One of the little baby birds was out and about yesterday briefly. And we have a mama turkey with 2 tiny babies hanging around our back yard.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

How fun to have a bird to sing to you each day!! That is a great guest!
Enjoy your tennis and stitching!!

Lori said...

So wonderful about the wrens! Have a great week!

Quilter Kathy said...

Birds are such a joy for me too. I'm not familiar with wrens, but daily I enjoy cardinals and robins in my backyard... with the occasional bossy bluejay!
Sewing on sleeves is an important job - perfect to complete while watching TV.

Kim said...

I'm glad you get to enjoy the blessing of the birdsong. Those three-inch blocks are amazing. I don't think I'd have the patience for them, but I enjoy seeing yours.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Judy, I'm so happy for your new tenants :-) We have so many birds around and I spent a lot of time listening to them and watching. They are so funny. Unfortunately my daughter and husband are tired of listening to me talk about them....oh well. I do have tons of pictures. On day, I will make a bird series based on them. Thanks for the party. Take care.