Sunday, November 08, 2009

Fall, 2009

Another Cape Cod teaching trip (more about that later) prompted me to finish an earlier wall hanging for the BayBerry Quilters Guild. I entitled it "One of 26" knowing how many lighthouses there are on the Cape. Please do not get the idea I contribute quilts to every guild I visit, but that trip was special, even getting to kayak on Swan Lake.

Yes, we really enjoy feeding the birds. This began long ago, perhaps when we lived in Minneapolis when that is just about all one does in the wintertime. But we have had to keep our bird feeders in this fall, even during the daytime due to the following picture!

It is hard to imagine but one day during different times we had 7 healthy frisky black bears in our yard. Just what would our 21 year old cat, PeeWee, have done is they had an encounter. Here he is lounging on the sun deck, right where they ambled.

Just a glimpse of the glorious leaves beneath that bird feeder. Wouldn't that make lovely fabric! Now to go outside and rake all of those leaves.

What am I working on presently? Barns and Blocks. This is the theme and project for my week winter quilt retreat in Black Mountain, NC at the William Black Lodge (Feb.5-12) Inspired by the Burnsville quilt trails ( that feature blocks on barns we will make wall hangings. For more info contact Lee R. Lundahl at with the subject Quilt Retreat.

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