I planted the guest room a couple of months ago! No quilt on the bed...just lots of whispy leaves. These babies just hatched a couple of days ago and are they cute! They are around 1/4" - 1/2" long. They will grow very fast.
Every year I plant fennel or parsley for them. The mother has to fly far and wide to find these tasty plants for her babies. My fennel is lovely and full....just ready for these young ones. The fennel will be stripped bare in a couple of weeks...probably sooner depending upon how many eggs were laid. I don't dare break off a piece of fennel and have a taste now. The fennel recovers just fine after the babies are gone...so I get mine much later in the season.
What will they turn into? A wonderful swallow-tail butterfly! My husband and I check on them daily and watch them grow. (It's really exciting around our house!)
And now for the winners!
1st. place goes to #139 Sue from Michigan
For the scissor bags
1. #325 Jenny Brooks from Florida
2. #140 Marible from Spain
3. # 257 Sandra from UK
and because I don't think the random generator ever picks number #1 ...an extra prize for
#1 Eleanor Antonekos
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Also ...here is a preview of the cover of the new cross stitch book.
It's our first self-published full color book and we are excited. It has 36 pages and lots of color pictures for you to enjoy! There are 13 stocking patterns and a several other projects too. I'm taking it to the printer on Monday....it won't be long now!
Until later dear friends.