Design Wall and Weekly Goals

Monday, June 4, 2012
No design wall at the camper--I took my blocks outside and used the Brown Urban Cabin quilt to start laying them out.  

I was able to lay 36 out before the breeze picked up.  I just rolled the quilt up and will lay it out on my bed and add some more.   The pattern I'm using has birds appliqued on it--

I'm not sure if my birds will be brown (the book has them fussy cut with a nice brown floral print or maybe some bluebirds.  There's plenty of time to think about it.  

Weekly goals--
  1. Sew birds in air blocks together
If I get tired of sewing blocks together I have some hand applique along.   The evenings have been so nice I've been sitting outside in my lawn chair reading a book.  I scared poor Thelma tonight--she was right outside my window when I opened the blind.  (Turkeys run fast!)  Later when I stepped out a doe was grazing about 30 feet from me--I saw her before she saw me--so I "froze" and she could smell me, and knew the door had opened--but if you don't move they don't see you as a threat.  (makes me think of lions creeping up on zebras!)   She was a bit nervous but then continued to graze and finally drifted off through the trees.  No fawns yet--they are either hidden or not born.  Last year we had 3 that regularly walked through the campsites.   

Steady visitor traffic where I am--all sorts of questions, people needing directions and maps--and the #1 question--"do you have a bathroom??"   Today I met a man who emigrated from Slovakia in 1951.  What did he find strange when he emigrated?  That people did not play musical instruments!  In Slovakia everyone learned to play some sort of instrument--and many social gatherings involved playing music together.  He called them "musical soirees". 

soiree--an evening party or social gathering, especially one held for a particular purpose: a musical soiree.
I wish I'd had more time to talk to him--I didn't have a chance to ask him questions about life after he emigrated--but I did learn he played the harmonica and spoke 3 languages.   
Henrietta has changed my header again--thanks Henrietta!!  The peonies are done and I have huge bushes of perennial sweet peas blooming.   Not a picture of mine--but they do look just like that!  The perennial ones (Lathyrus latifolius) haven't any fragrance--but they make up for it in growing into huge climbing bushes/vines (I use a trellis) and bloom their hearts out!  



Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Lori,
Good progress on you quilt. I bet you do meet all kinds of interesting folks (after they have found the bathroom, of course).

So, it's Thelma that's the most frequent visitor...but also the shy one? I think I have all of your friends straight now!! Keep us posted.

Have a marvelous Monday!

Nancy said...

Great set of blocks! Personally, I like the layout without the bird-fabric blocks.

I miss being able to deer wandering through the yard. For some reason, my neighborhood is now overrun with rabbits. Cute, but so darn destructive.

Sara said...

Meeting interesting people is probably the best part of your summer volunteering.

Love the birds quilt. I've also done this pattern, but without the appliques.

Stephanie D said...

I'm fighting the voles in MY yard! GRRRR!

Haven't seen a wild turkey around here in several years, but still have a picture of one wandering through my yard.