Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Cozy Loving Nest, a Quilt and a Sketch

The other evening while Leah (almost 4) and I were picking raspberries, we discovered a little nest with 2 eggs. I'd noticed Mama Sparrow "warning" us so I figured she must have a nest close by! Leah must have had me pick her up so she could see the eggs at least a half dozen times!
Yesterday I took my camera out and snapped a couple pictures.
She's almost invisible, she blends so well! I waited a while until she left then took this one of the eggs. Notice the llama fiber!


Then Jennifer stopped by with a quilt she'd just finished so I could take some pictures! She's become quite the "quilt maker"!
The reason she had to show me? She'd used one of my background stamps and ink! The stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms

Isn't it pretty?! I love the colors!

The center with the blue is the Flying Geese pattern, then she just created the rest around it. The fabric is variegated from dark to light.


And today's sketch on SCS. NO, it's not the Brady Bunch! I sat and stared at the sketch for a while trying to figure just what set I'd use. Picked up this one...nope...picked up that one...nope. So thought I'd go with one I haven't used in eons, Kids At Play!

I thought the kids would be cute and as it ended up....there are 9, 4 girls and 5 boys, just how many grandkids I have! LOL
But, what I think I'll do is put one more boy inside the card, and this will be the "thank you" for our llama show judge at county fair! Am I clever or what!!, it just worked out that way!

Colored with Copics, Spellbinder's Nestabilities for the circles/scallops. Actually pretty quick once I got the set figured out! LOL
They're stamped on Hollo's paper, layered on Prism Blush Red dark and Kraft.

Well, I'd best get off my backside and get busy! It's another GORGEOUS day here!! Hope it's nice where you are!

Thanks for stopping!


Bellawhoop said...

What a fabulous shot of the nest and eggs! Love it. :) I also love your take on the SCS sketch challenge. SO cute! It's perfect for the judge. :)

JenMarie said...

Hi! I'll be joining with you on Gina K's centerstage for July! CONGRATS to you!

- dlm. said...

Great photograph of the nest! Congrats to Jennifer on her quilt. I really like the softness of the colours that she used. TFS!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the bird and nest photo LM! We have a birdhouse right next to our front door and enjoy watching the eggs hatch and the babies grow. And that quilt is beautiful!!

Your card is just darling too!! What a lovely idea and how cool it turned out to match all your grandkids!!