The next morning, the local news said the wind was on schedule and would slow down to 15-20 mph by noon. So nice to know the wind stays on schedule....riiiiight, I don't think the winds did such a good job because it was still blowing pretty good when we left around 11 am. Dan wrestled gusts of winds all the way to Zion. I think we were both worn out and ready to be off the road.
Our site is on the Virgin River. It is a little muddy, but the sound of moving water while sitting outside is wonderful. We rarely have this kind of opportunity. We had to pay extra for the river site and it is worth it. We are not far from a pedestrian bridge that takes us out of the park and into the town of Springdale. The town looks very interesting. I would not mind spending some time exploring it too.
This looks like a good place to relax and get our energy back. And yet, there is so much to do..so little time. Wait! Why am I sitting here typing?????
On The Cutting Board
This has been an ongoing project for the last couple of years. I started this post a month ago. Here's my progress so far....
My scraps are out of control! They are busting out of the seams of the 2 gallon baggies and now the 13 gallon bag is showing a lot of stress as well. I swear I keep trying to use them up. For every small scrap I use, there are more scraps, not to mention, bigger scraps waiting to go into the bag. Darn it!
I have been using this crooked log cabin block for many of the scraps, but it is only a 8-inch block. The bad thing is that it doesn't use up the scraps very fast. The good thing is that I will need a lot of these blocks to make a quilt.
Decision time! Keep going with the same routine and slowly bury us in scraps or find a way to use larger scrap pieces and start trimming that scrap bag down to a more manageable size. I chose to trim down the bag. The Crazy 8 quilt pattern will be a great scrappy quilt. It needs 5 1/2 inch squares. Yes, I did have some scrap pieces that are big enough to cover the squares.
Better to have blocks sitting around than a bag full of scraps, right? Okay, I'm out of here....the birds are calling....the cats are begging.....the sun is shining........