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Sunday, May 11, 2014

How is it Possible?


How have two weeks passed since I last posted?  It isn’t intentional.  The time just slips away.  Maybe because Spring finally arrived, and I’ve been spending some time outdoors.  I’m taking almost daily photos of this tulip because I think it’s the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen.  Our daffodils are all gone now, but there are still plenty of tulips, and the Azaleas are now starting to bloom.

Last weekend, we took a hike on the Trillium Trail, which is just off the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.  The Trilliums hadn’t peaked yet, but we saw thousands of them.


IMG_7286We saw many other types of wildflowers as well.  Many of them were very tiny, but we enjoyed taking photos of them all.


Today, I took a walk by myself, because Mr. QD wasn’t interested in joining me.  I went to a nearby National Park, with a great walking trail.   I took special note of the mothers out there.

The geese let me get fairly close, but they were hissing their warnings.




I was a great day for basking in the sun, although a shady trail was another option.


In addition to my nature hikes, I’ve actually been doing some stitching.  I finished the baby quilt for my coworker.

The white squares have stars embroidered in them, and the white inner border has the verse “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star, Do you know how loved your are?” embroidered.  They don’t show up very well in the photos, but I’m quite pleased with the results.  The nine patches are made from a variety of blue and green fabrics that were left over from another project.  And I went wild and crazy and quilted stars.







I’ve also started a SAL with Alma at Blackbird Designs.


I’m sure it’s not too late to join if you’re interested.

I’ve been going up to bed much earlier the past few nights, to do some reading, as part of my focus on my health this year.  I’ve had two visits to a dietician, and only after the second visit did I learn that my health insurance is not paying one penny of the cost!  I’ll be getting the rest of my information from books that I already own.  So much for preventive care.

And now I’m off to exercise, following a yummy dinner of grilled shrimp and green beans.  I’m eating quite healthy these days!



  1. Oh Sunny that Tulip is just gorgeous as are the other flowers.
    I love going for a walk with you and enjoying the photos. thanks my friend..

  2. what wonderful flowers. we do not have flowers yet it will be so nice to have some Laura

  3. Opps, Love the baby quilt and your special quilting looks great...

  4. lovely work Sunny and you take the best pics.xx

  5. I loved the pictures of the wild flowers and wild life. A pretty area for a walk!! Your baby quilt is adorable! Lucky baby!

  6. Your baby quilt is beautiful. I love the the embroidery idea. Here's to your health!

  7. I love the tulip. It almost looks as though someone has painted the colours on.

  8. Gorgeous baby quilt Sunny, great spring photos..

  9. Beautiful photos , aren't flowers wonderful , even the wild ones make me smile . Sweet baby quilt , I am sure it will be well loved .

  10. It's a lovely time of the year to be outside.

    Your baby quilt is fabulous.

  11. Lovely flower and nature photos. Spring is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest! Sweet baby quilt too.

  12. Wished I could of when on those photo shoot walks with you!!!
    love the quilt--
    and I have to go back and check on that cross stitch stitch along!!
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  13. I know how you feel about time passing quicker than you realize. I haven't posted on my blog since February. Bad me! I admire the pictures you took on your woodland walk. Between working in my garden and stubbing my little toe 4 times this week I don't know if I'm going to get out and enjoy our local woods this month. Don't know if I can stand my shoe rubbing against that that toe or not. Owwie!

  14. So many lovely flowers in Spring. It looks gorgeous.
    The baby quilt looks great. Love the 9 patch and embroidery combination.

  15. More gorgeous hiking pics Sunny - thank you for sharing them - even the smallest of flowers is so detailed & pretty - self-care is so important, good on you for tackling that!

  16. A walk with you seeing all the flowers would be nice, love all the flowers, such a wonderful Spring time we are heading into:-) What a wonderful quilt you have made. Love the colours, the Mother are happy I am sure!

  17. This year is already flying by - so glad you can get out and enjoy it! Lovely pics, hon. That baby quilt is a work of art - so gorgeous - and it looks very vintage! Sorry your insurance isn't covering, but you really can learn all you need to either from books or online. My biggest thing, here in Michigan, is getting enough vitamin D - we don't get much sun. And it's so vital!

  18. That tulip is gorgeous, I can't wait for mine to start flowering

  19. the tulip is stunning........love all the other dainty flowers too........


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