Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just Checking In

It’s been a busy week that included entertaining guests, working a local election, and making a trip to the ranch. 

The trip to the ranch began with a minor adventure.  I arrived ahead of Bob, and when I opened the storm door a bat fell out and landed on the step.  I know bats are good critters that help control the mosquito population, but I panicked and quickly re-leashed the dogs and got them in the house via another door.  By the time Bob arrived it had managed to crawl or fly away and I didn't even get a picture to prove it had happened. 

While drinking coffee on our front porch the next morning, we watched coyotes crossing in front of the house.  Moments later, a bunny, hopping as fast as it could go, crossed going in the opposite direction.  The show was a whole lot more entertaining than the movie I had taken for us to watch.

The picture at the beginning of this post is a sunset we watched one evening.

The three days we were at the ranch gave me a chance to load and begin quilting my Breaking the Mold Strips that Sizzle Quilt.  Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of the progress yet. 

I also made these Jane Stickle blocks.  Two are do-overs because I was not happy with either the original fabric selections or the workmanship.

D-6, Challenge

E-2, Merry May

F-3, Snowball


Hilachas said...

Oh Mary, there are so many wonderful things in your blog today that I don't even know where to begin commenting. You ranch experience reminds me of things that go on at our ranch. I miss it so much when we're away but there is always an adventure there. We also love sitting on our porch waiting to see what happens next, sometimes an escaped exotic animal, and yes, rabbits, buzzards, the sunset, but we haven't had the bat experience yet. Your Jane blocks are coming along beautifullly. How many do you have now? I forgot where you said your ranch is...

Impera_Magna said...

Bats are cute and very helpful with the bug population.... but can certainly frighten the bejeebus out of you when they crop up suddenly!

Glad that bunny was able to escape safely...

Love your batik blocks... gonna be one gorgeous quilt!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Lovely blocks...glad things went better AFTER the bat!!

Diane said...

bats are good-outside where they belong! your DJ blocks look great. you're getting much done and relaxing too-sounds wonderful!

Paula said...

Beautiful blocks, I love the fabric in E-2. How many do you have?