Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Well, it seems I was not the only person giving negative feedback. Blogger has returned my list if blogs. It all makes me wonder what was going on. Was the change an accident or on purpose, and if on purpose... what was the purpose?

I think if they want to make improvements they could start with a feature to rotate photographs.

The last time I made a complaint, I was getting lots of pornographic videos in my blog feed. Believe me, that is something I would never follow and in fact, didn't know existed. It took about three days to get those removed. At the end of cyber-space there may be a human being.

Anyway, I'm glad it wasn't just me and enough complaints went out to get their attention.

With that frustration over, I have added another.

I have begun working on the block for the "partnership" quilt.

Last year Queeniepatch encouraged me to make one. This year she managed to talk Tanya into making one and both of them have finished already.

The subject of the blocks for this year is "Sweet".

Well, I was thinking of maybe gingerbread cookie people or maybe a taiyaki ... those bean-jam-filled fish-shaped things like waffles.

While I was still trying to decide, my husband suggested a hummingbird.

I am still not sure how I am going to do this. Maybe I should use Japanese fabrics and make a Japanese hummer. We have lots of flowers here that they would love and it is just a bit sad to see all those flowers without the birds.

So... this is how far I have done. If it doesn't come out... I can always go back to plan B or plan C.
I have until August to pull it off.

The latest edition of "Birds and Blooms"had lots of information on hummingbirds and even a picture of a pillow appliqued with two hummingbirds.... granted, a bit larger than this little guy on a 22 cm. block and all those tiny feathers waiting for needle-turning.

What do you think? Will it be sweet enough to meet the criteria?


  1. I had the sme problem and its over now. But what are they doing there at the end of the cyber space????? love your vlock.

  2. I missed reading posts as well. Love that humming bird block

  3. Very sweet, lots of tiny pieces, but I know the finished block will be extra special. Lovely blue background. Cheers,Jean.

  4. Pretty block! I definitely think it's sweet enough to fit the criteria. Good luck!

  5. Hi!!!!! Sweet as nectar!!!! Very pretty too!!!!

  6. It will be sweet AND healthy with all that nectar. This block will become a crowd stopper!

  7. It is beautiful and perfect for the theme, hummingbirds love sugar water so I would say that fits the sweet category.


  8. Makes me want to reach for my magnifiers just looking at it. Having watched you needle turn, I am confident you will make it work.

  9. glad its all sorted .. for all of us x

  10. The flower is lovely. The hummingbird will look great with it.