Talk about timing. I turned onto the park path at the end of the street to see a flock of turkey buzzards on the ground at the shore! Usually they are floating high up on the thermals. They are HUGE, chicken-sized birds, black with a red head. The only other time I have ever seen this many on the ground was this past winter in Florida close to our condo. We think there was a carcass nearby they'd been feasting on. This time? No clue.
I turned the corner from here and saw the spot for picture #1, under a giant cottonwood tree.
June Scrap-a-Palooza Bricks quilt, is 52" wide. Kind of gives you an idea just how wide a diameter this ancient tree has...
Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island.
Close-up showing some of the texture of this oh-so-fun spiral surrounded by feathers pattern from Cheryl Malkowski's Doodle Quilting:
Did you notice the "magic" bridge in the first photo? That was where I was originally headed to photograph the quilt, well, there and the flower gardens. Fairies and gnomes live here, they do....
One last quick shot here (sniff) as someone else had designs on photos at this 90-year-old bridge...
|Look closely, near the top of the pic. You might spot some actual "fairies"!|
Two shots of the back. Lovely texture on the lovely and soft brushed flannel backing. I liked the shadow-play too, not gonna lie...
I made my way to the flower gardens, on which the Horticultural Club is working so very hard this year, adding a multitude of plants to them, as well as sprucing them up with new cedar chips.
|Just had to include this magical shot of Floral Dreams|
|By a late-blooming hydrangea|
|Rolled up. Love a striped binding.|
When I got back home (had to take the long way since the bridge was slightly unavailable, which is what led to the shot above!) I took one last photo to show off the texture. I haven't washed this baby yet, not sure if I should before selling? What is the protocol?
Confessions of a Fabric Addict) Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? You should check out her Friday post, which tells all about her Christmas in July fundraiser to help bring a special needs child from China to the US for her daughter's family to adopt. Quite the wonderful story.
Whaddaya think? Bella approves. This cat ADORES new-to-her fabric. Well she also had a grand old time with the paint chips until, much to her annoyance, I pulled them out of her mouth...but not before she chomped a couple of tooth marks into the one corner. Terrific. as the paint chips have to be displayed with my quilt.
Paula Nadelstern. The brown and the orange on the outside are extras; the centre 3 are the fabrics I think closely match the paint chips. Bella has moved my row apart slightly; they were lined up nicely. See? another reason to have an ample stash, as there was no need to go to a fabric store to pull matching fabric! Yay!