In the meantime I started machine quilting the Colour Block top (with the teal sashing in a lattice-like pattern.) I'm doing a simple stitch-in-the-ditch on either side of the sashing. This morning I was continuing that work when I noticed the stitching was pulling. Have no idea what was causing that. Perhaps the machine needs to be rethreaded.
The variegated blue for the backing was almost empty, so I took out the bobbin to refresh it, and can't find that blue thread ANYWHERE! Where could it have disappeared to? I have no idea.
I'm also looking for an apron pattern that I bought from a friend recently, since I now have the perfect combination of fabrics to make one. Can't find that pattern anywhere either. Have there been some gremlins in the sewing room lately?
The past two days I have seen this sight twice: on Monday a robin was in the garden picking up pieces of straw in his beak. Yesterday this chickadee was perched on the balcony railing for a while. What a mouthful!
I'm always impressed with birds. Such hard workers! Such devoted parents!