The caterpillars have all now formed into chrysalides and have been safely transported from the feeding cup into the hatching habitat. I have pinned the paper disc, in which they have attached themselves to, to the mesh of the net, vertically about 4cm from the bottom. This is the first time I have actually seen a chrysalis up close and personal and I am amazed.
Despite the fact that I have countless unfinished projects in limbo, I have started a new project today, a quilt for my little boy. Am I crazy or what? Adrien doesn't have his own bed yet, he still sleeps in my bed with me, and to be honest it is mostly me who is delaying this next milestone, but he is now asking to have a bed of his own. Although when he actually realises he will have to sleep in it on his own, all night, he may not be quite so enthusiastic. So the idea is that I will make him his own quilt ready for his new bed, whenever that may be. This is the first block made up of mainly re-purposed fabrics that I already have. I am trying to go for a natural, woody, nature feel. What do you think, honestly? Does it work? My husband remarked, "what were you thinking?" when I showed it to him, but what does he know, ha ha. I thought it worked pretty well. It would have been nice to go out and select specific co-ordinating fabrics, but I really cannot afford that right now. I also like the idea of using the resources that I already have.
Well, the rain has stopped, the sun has shown its face, and I think it is now time to tidy-up and make some lunch.