Friday, February 6, 2015

Beach Views (Rockport, TX)

Our weather has been coming in waves with 4 to 5 nice sunny days followed by 6 to 7 days of cold rain. I have found this weather pattern to work quite well for me. Sunny days - we are out enjoying the weather, seeing the sights, and walking cats. Cold overcast days - time to Quilt!
Great White Egret
There's a road going towards Rockport's main shopping area that passes a bird sanctuary on Little Bay.  There are several piers along the shore with a few birds perched on them. For some reason, there is one pier that is more popular than the others. Every time we drive by, this one pier never fails to be packed full of several sea birds sunning themselves.
Dan stopped to let me get a few shots on this sunny day. I finally got some photos of the white pelicans. Usually they are in an area that we cannot stop or they are too far away, so I was very happy to get their photos on this day.
Rockport also has a public beach park.  There is a fee if you drive into the park's area, but it is free for walkers and bicyclists.  
Sparrow searching among the large piles of oyster shells.
We needed the walk so we parked outside the park and walked along the beach.  We saw plenty of seagulls.
At the end of the park and across a canal are some beautiful homes.  They have such a serene look to them.  I bet it is great to wake up in the morning to a view of the gulf from this home.
life in Key Allegro, TX
Wouldn't it be nice to sit on the veranda?  We could watch the boats go by while sipping tea and try to do some quilting.  It might be a little too distracting, but I'm willing to give it a try!  We heard the dolphins visit the canals too.  They like to herd the fish into the canals for an easy catch.  I would probably spend a lot of time looking for them.
All the homes in Key Allegro have water access by canal.  So, each home owner has access by road or by canal.  Here's a Map  .  Easier to view than for me to explain how they developed this area.  Sigh!  My dream home is there....somewhere...once I win the Lottery, of course.

On The Cutting Board
I finished all four Turkey mug rugs.  I had plenty of time to get them done and like the red/aqua trailers, I am ready to move on to something different.  I have made six of turkeys and seven red/aqua trailers.  I am seeing them in my sleep!

I started working on my pre-cut quilt kits that I put together a couple of months ago.  I have sewn together four quilt kits into blocks.  I need to clear space on the bed which is not easy to do when there are usually three to four cats sleeping on it.  Or I could go find a big table in a community center.  I just need a large area to setup the blocks for the quilt top.
In the meantime, I will keep sewing the blocks together and cutting more for kits.  I'm working very hard to get rid of some my fabric stash.   I keep seeing all this wonderful fabric which gives me ideas for a new quilt.  But!....I have no room left for new fabric.  I need to do a lot of sewing to make room before I go shopping.  Yes, there is a method to my madness...
Happy Quilting!


  1. Nice days out exploring and rainy days in quilting....sounds like a wonderful plan :)
    Love all your pics of the birds.

  2. I love that photo of the sparrow with all the oyster shells! You always take such great photos.

    You've got quite the fabric stash!

  3. Lovely photos of your walk. You made me chuckle about the cats on the bed! We don't like to move them do we?! X


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