Oh Dear! Oh Deer! I had not seen any deer in our little strip of woods since back in mid-March. You can see photos and read that post here. This morning, however, there were two white-tailed deer. As you can tell from the photo above, they were difficult to spot. I watched first from my sunporch and then slowly ventured out with my camera and long lens. I hadn't even noticed the smaller one below who had been lying down. They didn't seem alarmed by my presence; in fact, the smaller one came out of the brush and I was able to take this photo. After all the rain we had last week, there is a little pond for them and when I checked later in the afternoon, they were still there.
I only watched them for a few minutes, so as not to worry them and then turned to the crocuses which survived our recent wild, wet, windy weather. Today was lovely and the weather folks say tomorrow and Monday will be glorious.
As for quilting this week, I have a quilt intended for a veteran all layered and about a third quilted. (Note to self: That's the last time that I will crawl around my bedroom floor trying to layer a quilt top, batting, and backing. Yikes!)
My friend Laurel came yesterday, and I spent all day prepping the tiny pieces for the applique block that I am working on from Yoko Saito's book Floral Bouquet. There are sixty-five tiny pieces! I am totally nuts! This block wasn't even part of the quilt pattern, but a stand alone pattern in the book. I liked it so much, I wanted to add it to the wall hanging that I am making. The good part is that while it took forever getting the pieces ready, because they are so small they will stitch up quickly. I hope.