We took the ferry to Port Aransas last week. The ferry is free and such a short ride that it isn't worth while to get out of the car.
After lunch, we visited the Birding Center and hit the jackpot! There were so many species of birds. Ducks were quacking and splashing while other birds were hunting through the marsh for food.
There were Roseate Spoonbills and..........
|marsh grass! yummy....nom! nom! nom!|
|yawn! check out the big teeth|
So, we were not disappointed after all. Our day trip turned into a wonderful visit thanks to the Birding Center.
On The Cutting Board
I have been working on my quilt kits with the Crazy 8 design. I plan to donate these scrappy quilts. We plan to return to Patagonia, AZ for next winter to work at the Preserve. Which means we will be passing through Albuquerque. Hopefully, I will be there for a Saturday meeting with my quilting friends from Project Linus with a few finished quilts.
website. She is a unique quilter that incorporates quilting and embroidery in a different way. She has some great photos of her quilts here. I would like to get one or two of her magazines, but they are only sold in a dozen quilt shops across the US. I am in love with her designs, but I want to come up with my own. It is going to take some practice. I use a lot of dark fabrics while Leanne uses pastels or blocks of white making it easier to embroider.
I decided to practice this new idea by finding some bees and garden clipart to embroider into some of the lighter colored blocks. I did not embroider a lot to the top this time since I am crunched for time and I have so many more that I would like to finish.
I have three more tops ready for applique or embroidery and at least three more quilts to sew together before we arrive in Albuquerque.
|Christmas, Travel, and Baby Bears quilt tops|
I promised a full view of Laurel Burch's cat quilt a couple of posts ago. Now that I am seeing the whole top, I am thinking there should be more cats or bigger cats on this top. The four cats seem to be lost on the big blue top. When it is done, I'm not sure what I will do with this one. I love this fabric so much that I might keep it for myself instead of selling it on Etsy.
Decisions! Decisions! Right now, I believe I am ready for less thinking and more sewing. Yea, that sounds like a good plan.