Below is a pic of my deceased son's shoes. I kept telling him that he should get new shoes; his reply, "Mom, there just broke in." When he died I told his wife I wanted those old shoes; after 11 years of planting in them they look a lot worse than when he last wore them. I've tried a variety of annuals in them but these hens and chicks work the best; I think I can just winter them right in the shoes outside.
Below is a pic of some birds in our backyard; they were not timid. My DH mowed grass a few feet from them and I took the photo about 10 feet away; they didn't fly away, just ambled on. I think they may be doves; anyone know???
Below is pic of another finished UFO; pattern is Five Yard Quilt. Requires 1 yard of 5 different fabrics which I purchased in a quilt shop in Custer, SD a year ago; it is lap size. Haven't named it yet. I machine quilted it with a star in each large and small square and around the border and stitch-in-the-ditch around each. Second photo is a closeup to show the stars but don't show too well.