Friday, May 14, 2010

Quackers anyone?

For the past week, I have noticed a pair of Mallard ducks in my front yard. Every morning when I go to work they are there.  Yesterday, I noticed the female duck walking around in my flower bed and the drake was standing on the steps to the porch.   It made me wonder if they were looking for a place to nest....sure enough, when I came home there were 3 eggs hidden under the iris.  This morning there is another one!  Wonder how many she will lay before she starts to sit on the nest?  The lake is a few blocks away, hope they figure out how to safely get their babies through the neighborhood to the lake. 

I have my courthouse steps sewn together...need to get some backing and get it quilted.  Not such a great picture, but I made the border out of 2 different fabrics.  I love to make blocks and I love the quilting process...but not the pinning so I can get it quilted....major road-block! 
I need to get busy cleaning house...yuck!  Then I think I will reward myself with a card-making class at Archivers this afternoon.  It is too wet to work in the flower beds again.  And more rain this weekend....oh well, it makes for lovely flower beds!

Hope everyone has a great weekend...we are going to my grand-daughters 6th birthday party tomorrow.



Judi said...

your quilt turned out great!!! I love it. Can't wait to see the baby ducks. Have fun with your granddaughter they grow way to fast.

Carol said...

Your quilt is wonderful! I love it! Can't wait to see the baby ducks...have fun with your grand daughter!

Julia said...

Love your courthouse steps quilt..
How cute, you may have little ducklings soon..

Barb said...

Love your quilt!!

Lynda said...

Love the Courthouse steps quilt. Can't wait to see pictures of the baby ducklings.

Karen said...

Love the courthouse steps! This is my favourite log cabin layout.