Sunday, September 23, 2018

weekend wanderings . . .

Busy weekends and busier weeks (gearing up for our annual meeting at work) make for longer gaps between posts.  But I am pleased to note that I've surpassed last year's number of posts by five, with this post.  It's the little things, right??!

Todd and I did make time to take the boat out this past Friday. It was the first time I'd been out on our boat since prior to the surgery. I'd missed it ... but I was a little anxious about it, too.  Turns out I had nothing to worry about . . . except how many hexies I could baste up while Todd fished. What do you know?  Sunshine on my shoulder really *did* make me happy! (Thanks, John Denver.)
You can just make out one of my four shoulder surgery scars ... he glued them closed, so they're faint and hard to see, which also makes me happy.  ;)

It was a lovely day, and Todd had launched in a place I'd never been before, below the dam (Lake Guntersville). 
You can see the dam from behind us. It's pretty impressive and the launch is fairly easy. We Todd wanted to fish the bluffs, so that's where we headed.
Easily 100' or higher. But you can see where the fish were running the minnows! 
It was pretty exciting. Todd thought so especially . . . 
His final tally of the day was about 26. Mostly strip and spots.  It'll make good eating either way.

My final tally of hexies was 24 . . .
So I guess he won!  LOL!
But I was the one spotting all the waterfowl (and friends) as we tooled around and explored . . .
These buzzards (sitting on the rocks) were all hanging out for something we could smell but couldn't see. LOL!
Caught this heron mid-flight.  They were all over the place
And then we sited not one, but TWO bald eagles! Pretty cool.

Mid-afternoon, a small summer shower came up fast on us . . .
We rode it out and then enjoyed a really lovely afternoon.
About as pretty as can be!

Saturday morning I had a guild workshop ... which I'll (hopefully) share more about later.  I got home just in time for second half of the Alabama vs. Texas A&M game. It was a fairly comfortable game by this point, so I could sit (relatively) quietly and prep my next set of hexies . . . the last set . . . my yellows!  Roll Tide!  :)
After getting them all clipped, I even got a few basted.  The rest were my slow stitching for today.

I've got about a dozen more to baste, and then it's on to whipping them together.  I've really got to decide how I want to go about doing this.  I'm thinking I'll whip up the individual flowers, by color, first, and then put them together.  And I've finally settled on a name for this piece.  FINALLY!

Linking up to Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching and the HeLP post over at Sarah Did It!

Have a great week ahead!

:)

12 expressed . . .:

Pamela said...

What a perfect day for both of you! Great progress on your hexies!

Kim said...

How fabulous to sit in a boat on the blue, blue water under the blue, blue sky and stitch hexies. Seems pretty perfect to me!

Lyndsey said...

Looks fabulous. What a perfect day after a busy week

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Beautiful day on the lake, what wonderful views of the wildlife!

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a perfect day out for both of you.

Barbara said...

“He won!” You took the words right out of my mouth. Looks like a lovely day. We take our boat out onto the Willamette River for waterskiing, but we see the same birds.

Linda in Calif. said...

I don't know what could be more relaxing! And what did you decide to name the quilt? Is the name Finally?

Janet O. said...

I was getting lulled by the peacefulness of your time on the water. Looks like a lovely way to spend a day!

Honestly, if I had a choice between stitching hexies or fishing, I'd be fishing. And I haven't done it since I was a little girl. :) So I will leave the hexies to you, and I will enjoy the view. :)

Sarah said...

Poor Janet - she doesn't get the Zen of hexies when she works on her project :( Congrats on being on the last hexie color! Remind me again when this has to be done? For your guild show, if I recall correctly. Your day on the boat looks absolutely amazing! I hadn't heard of gluing surgery incisions together - it looks mighty good :)

Kate said...

What a great way to speed a weekend, on the lake with some hand stitching. Hope things don't get to frantic in the prep for the big meeting and you are still able to get in some sanity saving stitching time.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Now I'm hungry for fish.

Sandy said...

Looks like a very good day on all fronts, relaxing, fishing, sunning, and hexing. WEll done!!
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