Another weekend comes to an end, and I actually have some stitching to share with you. I started this little quilt as my version of the Relaxed Robin.
I started the checkerboard border on Friday night, and finished it today. I’m thinking of adding a narrow white border next, and then a wider border using the yellow print that is surrounding the picket fence. I’m also considering either appliqueing for embroidering something small in the white corners. Any suggestions?
Most of this fabric is from the very first fat quarter bundle that I ever purchased. A friend at work asked me to make a baby quilt for her to give as a gift, and I suggested this project, because it was fabric that I already had so I didn't have to invest a lot of cash, which will make it more affordable for her.
I got a late start on Friday night, because after dinner, we drove around and took some flood pictures. We received nearly 4 inches of rain on Thursday night, and local streams and rivers were flooding.
This is normally a small mild-mannered little creek, approximately one fourth this wide. The trees and geese are actually in a back yard.
We were quickly losing light, but there was one more place I wanted to visit.
This bridge was actually an old aquaduct over a creek. It’s also a stone arch bridge, that we often kayak under. You can barely see the very top of the arches. It was amazing to see how high the water was. Needless to say, we didn’t kayak on the river or the creek this weekend.
That didn’t stop us from kayaking on a lake, though! It was chilly, windy, and partly cloudy. This is the first time I’ve ever kayaked and wished I had ear muffs.
Here’s Mr. QD as we were starting out. Note the jacket! The lake level was quite high from all the rain, and very muddy. Moments after this, DH got a little too close to the spillway, and nearly had a very serious accident. Fortunately, all’s well that ends well, and I think he learned a very valuable lesson. I wasn’t near him at the time, because I’m a chicken, and I was worried the current would pull me too close to the spillway. hmmmmm…
This is an unusual visitor. I think it’s a common loon, in winter plumage. If anyone else knows better, please let me know. He’s blurry, but it’s hard to focus on a moving bird on moving moving water from a moving boat.
Have a great week! Sunny