My time at the long arm is over! Christmas Ribbons is now quilted and I'm working on the binding.
I absolutely love the curved cross-hatching rulers that I bought from Linda, at The Quilted Pineapple. They are going to add a whole new dimension to my machine quilting. I'm looking forward to experimenting with them.
The little pebbles took me a long, long time to quilt.
Now on another note. Early last evening we took Mazey for her walk. We stopped at our next door neighbors on our way home for a glass of wine and conversation. Adele looked over at our cabin and saw Simone the Cinnamon Bear. Adele grabbed her phone and started taking pictures.
We watched Simone drag herself up about 12 feet to get to the deck, and the bird feeder. She looked like me when I try to hoist myself up and out of the pool! I could feel her pain. I guess we could have told her to walk around to the end of the deck and take the stairs. But we don't want to make this too easy for her. (That blue thing in the picture is Mazey's wading pool/bathtub.)
Simone walked around on the deck and looked in the kitchen and dining room windows. Mazey was with us on the deck, and we were so surprised that she didn't bark very much. She seemed to be just as intrigued as we all were. Simone knew we were there, and wasn't at all concerned with us.
She then prepared for her dismount. Doesn't she look like a little kid dressed in a bear suit? She is pretty small to be on her own and fending for herself.
We had to give her low marks as she used a tree to help with the dismount. She just latched her claws into the tree and shimmied down.
Then she scampered off into the forest.
Let me tell you, it wasn't a quiet walk back to our cabin in the dark. We sang, and made a lot of noise just in case she was still around. Hearing Mr. Joe sing would send anyone running!