The sun's been out here until today when we had thunder, lightning and hail, all most unusual, so it was back to blogging and catching up.
During the rest of our stay in Minnesota, we enjoyed a couple of days at Jane and Ted's cabin, watching bird and bird wanna-bes.
How come our state bird is so far from home?
Despite Ted's best efforts to discourage him, this cheekly little fellow and his friends think this restaurant is theirs to enjoy.
No trip anywhere is complete without visiting a few yarn shops and quilt shops. Darn. Knit. Anyway. is in Stillwater and was decked out in honor of the owner's 40th birthday. Clever way to celebrate, eh?
Our friend Linda who was visiting from NM thinks the same way, so we met her and her friend Mary for brunch and shopping. Mary is a wonderful quilter and embroiderer as you can see.
Our clematis welcomed us home with this surprise. And has continued to spoil us with 4 more blooms. It seems to have wintered rather well!
On sunny days, precious little stitching gets accomplished. However, I did learn and use both the bonnet stitch and the up and down buttonhole stitch on this month's Sunbonnet Sue block. There are a few things on the needles, too, but nothing's been finished yet.
Have you seen one of these? I hope to get some photos of this contraption in action tomorrow. Till next time, enjoy summer!
We have lived in the Pacific Northwest for 41 years and love it. Two of our three grown children live nearby, the other lives in the Chicago area. Handwork is one of my favorite things to do. Lately knitting has kept me busy, but I've done lots of quilting, too.