Here in Seattle the winter is not extremely cold, but the damp grey days can make it pretty gloomy. I forget how the bright sun feels. The garden is bedraggled and covered in wet, brown leaves. I need to remind myself that even in the darkest days in winter color is everywhere... if I remember to look for it!
The Anna's Hummingbird is a year-round resident of Puget Sound. She sat on this branch for about 2 seconds, so I could get a picture of her irridescent feathers, all puffed out in the cold.
This incredible fellow has the most brilliant red head.... and he is BIG! The Pileated Woodpeckers live in the woods behind our house, - we hear them more often than see them, but they like to come and visit the suet feeders when it's cold.
The Stellar Jay, calling to his friends. These guys are quite demanding!
And there's always some color on the quilting machine.....
This quilt will cheer up the cloudiest day! Made by Susan Kenyon, Everett, Washington. The fabrics are so busy, the quilting doesn't show much, but I had fun with it. I did lots of different designs, using white and black Glide thread. I quilted pebbles around the polka-dots, and lots of swirls and squiggles.
I used bright yellow thread for some daisies in the bright centers. Here's a little peek at the back.
Happy Friday, hope you have a great day, and get time to do some quilting this weekend.