Thursday, July 12, 2012

Crazy Quilting in La Conner (La Conner, WA)

We traded in our 2005 Subaru WRX for a 2012 Honda Fit Sport with 5 speed automatic transmission. We made the trade on Monday and so far, we are quite happy with it.
Dan's left ankle has been deteriorating over the years, and we needed to move from a manual transmission with clutch to an automatic transmission. Cars with automatic transmissions that can be towed four wheels down behind motorhomes is much more limited than manual transmission cars.

The Honda Fit is small, light weight, handles well, and has good interior space for a small car. I like how sharp it turns. The best part is that I no longer need the seat all the way forward to push the clutch all the way to the floor. Oh! And shifting! I don’t mind manual driving, but I am so happy to have an automatic.

We will miss the all wheel drive of the Subaru, and the turbo charged engine power. The turbo Subaru did require premium fuel though. It will be nice to use lower price regular fuel in the Honda, and more miles per gallon as well.

La Conner, WA
We moved to La Conner, WA yesterday - Wednesday. We were so happy to be back that as soon as we setup our site and ate lunch, we went for a quick walk. I wanted to look for the residential Bald Eagles and Dan wanted to look at a couple of different sites since we are thinking of staying 3 weeks here.
Dan sighted two Eagles sitting up high in the trees near the bay…all right! Of course, I did not have my camera and had a prior engagement to walk two of the four cats before they tore up the rig trying to get outside. And they swear they are not spoiled.
After the cats did their exploring and were happy enough with their outdoor time, I headed back to the bay thinking that I would not be so lucky the second time around. The Bald Eagle was still there and he had his wings out. I’m not sure if he was hot or drying off his feathers…hmm either way it made for a good shot. I just wish the sun was not behind him at the time, but better than no photo at all.
Do you see Mama?
Maaaaa!  We're hungry!

On my way back, there were quite a few song birds singing their favorite tunes. My favorite photo was of the baby birds waiting for Mama Bird to return. I was hoping to get a couple of photos of her feeding them. When she did return, she would not feed them with me standing under the tree so I left.

On The Cutting Board
Here’s a sneak peak at what I have been working on lately. It is a Crazy Quilt made from Batiks. I wanted the background to be more subtle so the embroidery showed up a little better.
I don’t want to say what this project is...... just yet.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Our daughter has a Fit and has been really happy with it. She has had hers a couple of years now.

    I'm loving your crazy quilt! Great colors and fabulous stitching.

  2. Always look forward to your pictures and today did not disappoint. Love the crazy quilt piece, pretty.

    Where do you keep your stash? Must be a small one, living in a camper....

  3. My oh my have you been busy! I really like your new Honda Fit! I don't even know how to drive manual transmission cars, so I'm all for the automatics. =)
    The bald eagle photos are amazing! I've never seen one before, so I'm wishing I could take a walk like yours!
    The quilt on the cutting board looks great. Love all the colors. =)
    from Blogging Buddies

  4. Congrats on the new car! Sure is cute and looks fun to drive :)
    The first vehicle I 'somewhat' learned to drive on was a manual transmission truck. I never could get the hang of it, so I have been driving automatics ever since.

    Love, love, love the crazy quilt! So bright and cheery!

    1. Thanks Ugly Barn Farm! I'm the opposite. I have driven manual for so long that I need to learn how to drive an automatic!

  5. Lots of fun things in this post. Love the new car, love the birds, and most of all, I LOVE the crazy quilting! How fun!

  6. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing!


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