Well, our hummers are finally gone! Boo hoo! We last saw them Sunday p.m. Actually, two were eating most of the day. We always worry about their huge travel they have to make! This is an explanation on their travel I found on Google (where else!):
Each year, thousands of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds fly over the open water of the Gulf of Mexico rather than follow the longer shoreline route. These brave little birds will fly non-stop up to 500 miles to reach U.S. shores. It takes approximately 18-22 hours to complete this amazing solitary flight.
Got to give those little birds so much credit! But with the hummingbirds leaving we also have the leaves falling! Yep, another sad time of the fall! One of our favorite fall jobs! NOT!! But Bob has a new leaf blower so we're hoping that will make this job a tad quicker.
I just had to pick up some of the more colorful leaves on the ground. I haven't a clue what, if anything, I'll do with these leaves but had to save them.
I found a free coloring page that I printed out onto fabric and then used fabric paints to color it! Then it was sandwiched and quilted.
I use I like to use Sulky Totally Stable for my label. I either paint with some diluted Setacolor paint or I'll use oil pastel chalk (not crayons) and wipe with water to just color the Sulky. You can see the paper has been painted with blue chalk pastel. Then I iron lightly onto printer paper and feed in my HP printer for printing out a label. You peel slowly then iron onto the back of your fiber card. A little edging and your cards ready to mail!
I'm not sure why I only took a picture of the left side of the address card! If you're so inclined to send Mr. Paine a BD card here is his address!:
Mr. Alvie Paine
287 Marquis Drive
Mountain Home, AR 72653
I hope Mr. Paine likes his card and I'm sure he'll enjoy getting all the cards from different states too!