Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27th

It's almost February!! This sweet wall hanging came from another friend in my small quilting group. It was a gift to me a few years ago, and I love putting it out. She took a class with Eleanor Burns and created this while there.
Working in my sewing room today, I emptied another two large Costco bags of "stuff" I had "stuffed" into them when I did my room reshuffle. Found a few orphan blocks, and a couple of other projects in process tucked away in there. This time is was motivating, instead of guilt inducing, so that is a good thing, right???

Today when I walked across the street to get my mail, I spotted a bald eagle down the road! We have several spots within a few miles that I almost always see them this time of year, but this is the first time I have seen one so near my own front door. I grabbed my camera and wandered down to get a closer look
Can you see him up there?

When I was busy looking up, I guess I attracted a bit of a crowd..
They were all looking at me, maybe hoping I had a treat for them? And to make it even more of an Eagle spotting day, when I was driving home from picking Jillian up from school, I spotted an eagle nest that I had not spotted before! Why is that so thrilling to me?
How many of you live next to cows???? I do love living in a farming community. My small town has about 9000 people in it, was founded by Dutch immigrants. I'll have to take a couple of photos downtown and post them soon. I am one of only a few more "liberal" souls surrounded by a much more conservative lifestyle. Kind of like being someone who does NOT prewash, uses steam while pressing and favors brights over sedate fabrics.


Piecefulafternoon said...

Darling wall hanging - and nice cows. When we drive down your street - well the one NEXT TO your street - I look out at the cows below and wonder if you ever get down there to talk to them. Now I see that you do.

Ahhhh Lynden, what else is there to say?

Sharon T in Lynden said...

next time stop in and say hello Jo!!!