Monday, August 30, 2010

Saturday in the park

The weather has turned hot here and Sat afternoon was too gorgeous to stay in the house, so we headed up the street to the park.  As Marty and I walked around the upper part of Verona Lake, we passed this bird-statue. And then it moved. Looks like something I saw in Florida but I don't know what it is called. An egret?
A little further along we spotted this guy - his color seemed appropriate to the scummy stuff on that end of the lake. I wouldn't go out with him.
When we were home again, I got busy cleaning up this sewing room.
Look at this wonderful collection of European quilt exhibition catalogs!  I have not had time to sit down and peruse them, but at least I got them into a neat pile.
In a bold move, I took the printer from the floor and put it on the bookcase.  Now I have a place to pile the catalogs. Brilliant.
I got rid of two bags of papers and old files, although it is hard to tell. Then I had time and room to sort the fabrics and look at the ones I brought home from England.
 These two are Marlene's.  We split them as a challenge.
And here I am already auditioning to see what works.
I put a sleeve on a quilt I am sending off to a gallery in Kansas and I am in the throes of finishing the stitching on this small piece.
I have stopped, however, as I wait for a fabulous box of threads to arrive. And since Blogger is being pissy tonight about letting me upload more pix, I shall say goodnight.

6 comments:

Eva said...

Beautiful birds! In Asia, the crane is a symbol of longevity, but I can also take herons as a supplement.
Marlene's upper print is just great, bold and powerful.

Dianne Hricko said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your new fabric. See you in San Jose, wow summer flew.

bj parady said...

You're right, the white one is an egret, the other is its cousin, the great blue heron. It's always nice to come across wild creatures unexpectedly.

Judy said...

I love how you think: moving the printer to the bookcase so that you have a place to pile your brochures! LOL
Your bird pics are great. We have several nesting great blues on our lake and they are great fun to watch as they fish along the shoreline. Often we are lucky enough to have migrating groups of the great egrets here feeding for a few weeks in Spring and Fall. I love them all!

xo

Bonnie said...

Where is the gallery in KS? What town? I could go visit it if you like.

Sandy said...

Great blue Heron- the one you wouldn't go out with! The other white one is a Big White Pointy Bird, it's official name because I get egrets and herons confused. That's Ok they think we all look alike too.

Welcome home!