Because I'm all *over* the place in this post!!
My goodness . . . how did March arrive so quickly?! True to form, it's 'marched' in like a lion -- we have *cold* temps and snow in our immediate forecast! Which is quite funny when you consider my next few photos . . .
Todd and I took a golf cart ride earlier in the week and noticed a bit of Spring making a showing . . .
Those sweet little flowers sure weren't counting on snow falling on them. We spotted them as we traveled down to Hidden Creek -- I hadn't been down there in ages!
When we got down there, I noticed that someone (probably Sam, one of the Camp's top committee members) had cleared a huge swath of land from the very invasive bamboo that grows down there.
If you look at the above pic, you'll see a little jut of land sticking out in the center of the creek.
I've always wanted to walk up there -- and now I could! It's such a sweet little spot, too. And Todd and I noted that though the bank is a little steep, there are natural steps cut into the side here. Add a rope and I imagine Sawyer and I will add this to our favorite "spots", come summer. Especially since in the summer months, the creek is a little calmer and there's hardly any water flow on the bank side of the spot. But not today -- listen to the creek roll here!
Gosh I do love that sound!! From the big creek, we headed across the camp to the little creek -- Crawdad Creek. As we headed out, I noticed how much water has overflowed out of the creek, into what's typically dry paths . . .
Usually that's all dry ground. We've had a LOT of rain in the last two months, that's for sure. By summer, it will be all gone. Crawdad Creek, though small, never stops flowing . . .
We figure that, like the ponds, it's spring-fed. I wish there was a way to eliminate mosquitoes down there -- I'd spend a LOT more time there, if there was!
And I had to share this funny picture . . .
What makes it funny is that this is a picture of a purple finch surrounded by goldfinches. Only the purple finch is decidedly red while the goldfinches are decidedly olive. They make me laugh!
At Joc's on Wednesday, I decided to throw down a challenge to see if Leia would make a good quilter's cat.
It appears that she would, indeed, make a good quilter's cat. I figured that was the case, but just wanted to make sure. Leia's sitting on one of my NewFOs for February, by the way. That was my February doll quilt swap piece. I also had a cute little NewFO/finish in the mug rug I made for my pastor's wife:
And I consider my CQ block a NewFO, too!
I got my spider web on it and that ended Lesson 5. Lesson 6 starts us on beading. The first thing we do is pull out the matching pincushion and treat the seams on it.
Next up will be the actual beading!
I've got my beads picked -- I'll work on that today. From there, I'll go back to my block and add the beading to it!
Ellie's little broken leg isn't keeping her down. In fact, though she was aware of it the weekend I stayed with her, by the next weekend she was walking on it again. Evidently Leia wishes it had slowed her down a bit more . . .
She was hiding from Ellie. Ummm, yeah. Gotta love cats!
Ellie was quick to help Leia out, by showing her the error of her ways. I can just hear her, "See Leia -- it's all open. I can see *all* of you!"
I suppose, since it *is* March, I could come up with some goals for the month. Let's see . . . number one on the list is the March doll quilt swap. Number two? FINISH my crazy quilt course! Number three. Hmmmm. I really would like to finish up some of the UFOs I've got lying around. To that end, number three will be finishing off the center of the quilt-as-you-go pineapple quilt I resurrected last year.
I need to trim the red to the black center and make sure it'll fit inside the rows of blocks! And number four--start quilting on Joc's quilt. Wow. That's pretty industrious for me! Especially when you consider that in the first half of the month we'll celebrate Joc's, Kim's and Sawyer's birthdays, Kim and James's anniversary, and my folks will come down for a visit! In addition to the fun family stuff, Todd and I will head to Shocco Springs next weekend for a missionary training weekend and the following Saturday is National Quilting Day (March 16) and our guild has BIG plans. Whew!!
I guess I'm out of here for the weekend. Linking up today's post to the February NewFO linky party over at Cat Patches, the March "Get 'Er Done" post at Patchwork Times, and the Feline Friday linky party over at Sarah Did It!!!