I really liked the block offered by Corey Yoder in the Moda Block Head program this week.
All of my blocks are 8". I'm only using fabrics designed by Betsy Chutchian for Moda, and they all work so well together. Sometimes I don't care for the blocks offered, so I don't make them. Some are too modern, or too simple. (I sound like Goldilocks!) The program goes on for over 50 weeks, so I'm not concerned about the number of blocks I end up with in the end.
Yesterday, right before dinner, I was standing in my dining room talking on the phone with my daughter. I watched a herd of deer run across the street in front of our cabin.....with a mountain lion in hot pursuit. I was speechless, and my daughter thought something was wrong with me. There have been so many bear and mountain lion sightings lately. There are fewer people up here since our sheriff issued a statement telling the owners of second homes to stay away. So, the animals of the forest have moved back into their territory, and become quite comfortable.
I only go for walks now at the Middle School. No more walks around the neighborhood until there are more people around.
This is day #39 of our incarceration.....I mean self isolation....or shelter in place. The other day, I moved all of the furniture around in our great room. It was a great chance to do some Spring cleaning. I moved my desk over by a window so I can easily see the critters passing through the back yard.
I had to cancel my Sew'n Wild Oaks quilting retreat which was supposed to happen next week, which I moved to the 2nd week of June. It is just too soon, and we don't know yet when our restrictions will be lifted. I hope my August and October retreats are a "go". I'll miss seeing "my girls" for four days of continuous quilting and laughing.
Now we have to start our massive yard clean-up before fire season begins. It's a never-ending story of pine needles, twigs, and pine cones. If we both work an hour or two a day, it breaks the job done to a manageable undertaking. Wish us luck!
OMG seeing deer with a mountain lion in pursuit sounds like a nature show on tv - I can just imagine - I don't think I would feel safe walking in the neighborhood either. I have heard that areas all around the states are like this now.ReplyDelete
You are so right Karen. Have you seen the pictures of Yosemite Valley? The forest animals have reclaimed their territory.Delete
I can't wait to see your Blockhead quilt when it's finished! Do mountain lions respond to bear bells????? What an amazing thing to have seen.ReplyDelete
I would imagine the mountain lions would be more afraid of the air horn. The bear bells may sound like, "Here kitty, kitty!"Delete
Oh my, you have quite the show these days! Love this block and all the others. Did you have any bears show up the other day for "Longarm lessons" while the garage door was open? LOLReplyDelete
No bears for a lesson since I was out doing yardwork instead! Hope you are well Jeanne.Delete
Love that fussy cutting, Lynn! Wow - bears, lions, deer - all you need is a soaking rain and an Ark - NOT! Well, maybe if you can bring your longarm on the ark! Sounds like you might just need to keep the garage door closed when you quilt - and raking....be afraid - very afraid!ReplyDelete
If you don't mind i would like to use your similar colors and design to make my #15. I have been making Giant's mask for my family and friends so am four being on the Blockheads. Fingers crossed for the August Retreat!!ReplyDelete
Isn't Nature wonderful? Just be careful. Glad you & hubby can work together to accomplish big jobs. Many hands make light work.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the yard clean up - I think you might need to get a wildlife camera though to capture footage of the mountain lions! It all sounds so exciting from afar, but I would be very nervous about going for a walk as well. I saw a mob of kangaroos on one of my morning walks, but luckily they are not inclined to want to eat me!ReplyDelete
Your comment made us laugh Sue! We needed that.....thank you. I can just picture a mob of kangaroos!Delete