Sunday, February 20, 2022

GARDEN PARTY DOWN UNDER MONTH TWO & SNYDER

I have spent the entire week working on my Garden Party Down Under February BOM instructions.  What I thought would be a much easier month after the center piece and dog ear borders has not turned out to be all that simple.  An error on the vines placement threw me off a bit, but I decided to move on and deal with that as is.  

All four borders are now done.  I have left about 6 inches on the vines that are tucked under the brown and white half square triangles.  I am now debating wether to end them as you see now or extend them into the squares curved and tuck into the seam in the center of the half squares blocks.  Maybe add a couple more leaves as well.  I have the rest of the month to make four more dog ear borders on the outside of them.  I did manage to get the bottom border sewn onto the center piece and add that final leaf that extends into the first dog ear border.  Everything fits perfectly so far, so just planning to keep marching forward.

My daughter sent me this picture of my oldest grandson Elijah.  The duck's name is Snyder.  My daughter has a whole zoo of chickens, peacocks, and yes ducks.  Snyder was a rescue, she found him in a rain drainage pond area near a busy street amongst Canadian Geese.  When she stopped to check out why he would be there he ran up to her and it was obverse he had been abandoned and would not do well among the wild geese.  She picked him up and carted him home and he now lives with her 15 or 20 Muscovy duck friends very happily.  But Snyder thinks Elijah is his very best friend and the feeling is mutual.

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17 comments:

  1. The vines are beautiful, and you did very well with the February instructions. Fun new duck, beautiful photo ;)
    Thank you for sharing and linking up today!

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  2. You're getting there with those borders. Hmmm, decisions, decisions. (That's a good looking grandson you've got!)

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  3. Your Garden Party Down Under is just gorgeous! Hmmm... I wonder if I can still catch up...! xx

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  4. Beautiful vines and those borders will be so beautiful. Also beautiful, a kind hearted grandson!

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  5. What a great story about Snyder and your Grandson, and with a fine photo.

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  6. Beautiful block! You've dealt with the challenges really well. Love the picture of the goose and the grandson. They do look like good buddies.

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  7. sweet story with your grandson and a goose.

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  8. You're so talented and Snyder is most handsome. He's a handful too.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  9. Aw, I would love to have geese and ducks to go with our chickens but hubs didn't grow up on a farm like me so I probs shouldn't push my luck. LOL. That's great that they rescued him! The Garden Party quilt looks fantastic! Lots of work there!

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  10. I love your vines and it all looks so pretty. Elijah is such a nice looking grandson! Love the sweet rescue story about Snyder; sounds like your daughter has a wonderful thing going on.
    Thank you for linking up with To Do Tuesday!

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  11. Elijah and Snyder, how wonderful they are such good friends. And it's always nice to read of happy endings with rescue animals.

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  12. I think the vines on your Garden Party borders are really pretty! And love the goose story -looks like Snyder found a really good friend!

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  13. What a beautiful applique project. It's gonna be a stunner.

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  14. Oh Snyder.... you melt my heart. So glad your daughter was able to rescue him and give him a happy place to live.

    Your quilt is really amazing. I love how it is coming together

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  15. Gorgeous Garden Party block - appliqué always makes me smile!

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  16. Hi Donnalee, I really love your quilt so far. It really looks great. It's so lovely to hear a rescue story. I'm glad that Snyder is adapting well and that he and Elijah have bonded :-) Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks! Have a great week.

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  17. I love that Snyder ran up to her as if to say, please help me! Such a sweet looking duck. Love how your Garden Party is turning out! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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