The Great America Teach-In is tomorrow and I think I'm ready. This is how I envision the strips to come together. The top will be prairie point binding to give the crayons their points. I will be adding a fabric to the bottom of the quilt of a currently unknown color and appliqueing a pencil in the teacher's favorite color with her name and the class information on it. It is sure to be a fun time. The quilting is my favorite part of this quilt as I will be quilting each child's name onto their selected strip so instead of a traditional crayon label it will be the child's name stitched onto the fabric they liked best tomorrow.
This morning while waiting for the bus to come I spotted a visitor on my neighbor's fence. I think it was going after a snake the way it danced around on the ground. This hawk stayed long enough for all of the children at the bus stop to see it and better yet long enough for me to run inside after the bus departed to take these pictures for you. This is a fully mature red shouldered hawk and likely a year round resident here. Still it is amazing to see such a powerful hunter so close up. I'm so glad cameras have zoom!