Thursday, March 27, 2014

One Stage Finished and a Feathered Visitor

The handwork on the Jill Finley block from our last quilt club workshop is complete and ready to stow away until May when Sue Garman will lead a workshop on fitting pieced borders around a medallion center.  I understand she will start by setting a 12” block of our choice on point and go from there, and this block just happens to finish at 12".  Wasn't that good planning on the part of our Program Chairman.

I had stepped outside this morning and spotted this beautiful American White Pelican at the pond near our house.  Egrets and herons are regulars here along with the occasional osprey.  This is first pelican I've seen and he kindly stayed long enough for me to dash back in the house and grab my camera. When I first glimpsed him, he was at the water's edge with his wings outspread looking truly magnificent. You can't tell from this isolated shot, but this guy (or gal) is really huge!  A Master Naturalist friend tells me they will be migrating out of our area in the near future.


Impera Magna said...

What a lovely block... and what luck that it's perfect for the May workshop! Ya done good!!!

The pelican is gorgeous... you got a great photo of her/him...

Exuberant Color said...

How exciting to see a pelican!