Monday, May 21, 2012

Finally a Finish!

And just in the nick of time because a certain little someone is turning three soon. Opa is headed off to the post office as this is being typed....

Daniel loves John Deere tractors, so this seemed perfect for him. I found some fun fleece for the back. Fleece is the "easy way out" on a quilt, but it works for me, particulary on kid quilts which you know are going to take a beating.

It seems like a LONG time since Mother's Day weekend because we've been so busy. The family gave me a very pretty bleeding heart plant; I love them but haven't been very successful with them. Hopefully this one will be happy like the light pink tree azalea nearby that Carl gave me ages ago
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Recently the mail brought this OPAM (see the sidebar) surprise. Peg contacted me a few weeks ago about being the January winner. Who knew? Isn't that a pretty bookmark?  Now you know how behind I am on blog reading!
Before our weather returned to "normal" and things got crazy with choir rehearsals, we headed north, took the ferry from Mulkiteo to Whidbey Island, and crossed Deception Pass. It's called that because of its wicked currents. Currents, notwithstanding, it's a beautiful spot, especially on a sunny day.



Navigating this channel must be made interesting by the rocky cliffs as well.

During the past weekend, which was mostly consumed by our choir "Worship through Music" services and a memorial service for a choir member, we did squeeze in a walk around Green Lake, one of our favorite walking spots. It wasn't sunny but hadn't started to rain yet either.

Mama Redwing Blackbird was trying to tell us something. Maybe she had a nest close by? Or maybe she was saying, "Get back to work?"

BTW, we sang Ola Gjielo's Sunrise Mass  twice yesterday, and it went great. Whew!

13 comments:

Lynn said...

What beautiful pictures. So scenic and well - picturesque! Adorable quilt. love the backing.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

We have one who will be turning three in a month or so and another turning one!! So fun to celebrate our Little Ones!! beautiful photos, Judy! blessings ` tanna

Merry said...

Another terrific post full of wonderful photos. That quilt is so wonderful and I am sure will be loved for many years. Love the hint of red and yeloow on that black bird.

Dee said...

Daniel's quilt is so cute and I love the backing fabric you found. I bet it turns out to be his favorite lovey!

Cranberry Morning said...

What beautiful photos - so peaceful. And the quilt is perfect. Fleece is great because it's so soft and kids love that!

Linda said...

That quilt is perfect! I think fleece or minky is perfect on a wee ones quilt. Love the pictures...it looks so peaceful there! Have a great day!!

Janet said...

Daniel's quilt is so cute. I have a nephew who is a John Deere fan too. Wonderful photos!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

He's going to LOVE it! Your channel photos are beautiful, and the blackbird, too! I have bleeding heart that is perennial by the front steps in a morning sun only spot. What I can't find the perfect growing spot for is Lenten/Christmas Rose.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That Max is one adorable little guy! Sweet quilt you made especially for Daniel. Soft fleece is perfect. Love your travel photos. Those little red-winged blackbirds can be real stinkers. There was one along our bicycle route that would dive bomb at us everytime we passed by. He/she did that for about 3 years until we started using a different route. Little bully!

Susan said...

You are seeing some beautiful places up there. How fortunate to have such a nice walking spot so close, too! It's too hot to walk outside in the humidity right now. Today was 93 and the morning was sunny, but the afternoon cloudy, increasing the humidity. I held out on air until the house reached 78, but with humidity that's already not comfortable. Nothing like the desert!

Love the quilt you made, and that back is so perfect with a John Deere tractor on the front! Nice prize you received!

kathy b said...

What a wonderful present.....the quilt is adorable. The lake images are lovely so lovely. I have to look up that song on you tube...I don know Ola Gjielo's sunrise Mass songs...

Cat said...

The quilt will be loved!!! Fleece is so cuddly soft and I think a favorite for hugable quilts!

Pretty pics - you sure live in a beautiful part of this country!!

Becca said...

Beautiful! I had one of those black birds squawking at me while I was sitting on my swing the other day...right...I think she was telling ME to get back to work! LOL