We moved to Corpus Christi NAS last week. We have a nice view of the bay, but the weather has not been the best for scenic photos or even to see from our site. We thought we would start seeing more sunshine, but the cold front followed us, so we have been staying snug and dry while wind and rain whipped around our motorhome.
Here are a few photos from Medina Lake...
|Hmm, I wonder how high I can climb this strange looking tree|
|That looks like a camera. How do I look?|
|I should do the wind-blown look...|
|Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!|
This manger scene included a longhorn, a sheep, a pig, a stag, a cactus, three cowboys, and an armadillo. I love it!
|a view of the clock tower|
I tried several times to get the Cardinal's photo with the cats, but either the Cardinal or one of the cats would not cooperate by waiting for me to pull out my camera.
|Max waiting for the Cardinal|
Finally, I got smart and left my camera sitting on the bed. I really wanted a photo of one of the cats being nose-to-beak with the bird. This one of Hitch came out the best.
On The Cutting Board
There is no denying my love for cats. Actually, I love all animals, but cats are my favorite...if you haven't figured that out yet. So, this is a perfect name for this quilt: Crazy For Cats.
I wasn't happy with how small this one came out and I wanted to add length. I started out by adding just a pink panel at the bottom with plans to applique more cats, but for some reason that did not look good. I thought about trimming the bottom border and adding it to the top with more cats. I decided against that because the cats on the top would take away from the main cat in the center. No matter how I positioned the cats, it looked like an afterthought. Time to do some ripping!
|Squirrel's trying to sleep while I work on the quilt|
Oh! and I had another good idea...I finally got smart and bought some clothesline for hanging up my quilts for photos. Of course, that only works on calm days...or when I have two places to tie the line up high enough for a quilt. Anyway, I'm hoping this will make it easier to take photos of a quilt. I should have thought of doing this a long time ago.
Having finished the Crazy For Cats top, I decided to pull out a UFO. I started this quilt quite awhile ago. I don't know why I stopped working on this one since I love the way it looks and feels. I think I stowed it one time during our travels and forgot all about it. At last, I have pulled it out again and I have added cats to this top as well.
In the meantime, I have several quilt kits calling my name and I would like to get them sewn into tops soon.