wanderings

This is something that one does not see often, if ever.  DSCN7719

DSCN7717Can you imagine?  My dog chased a woodchuck up into the apple tree!  I saw the entire event with my own eyes.  Woodchucks can climb trees!  This fellow realized (with horror, I’m sure) that it was either up, or over, as the dog was hot on his heels.  I think he surprised himself more than anyone else.  It took nearly 30 minutes for the poor soul to regain enough composure to begin the slow descent down the tree.  When he hit the ground he sprinted for his burrow. I didn’t see him again for a few days.  Imagine the story he will have to share with his grandhogs!DSCN7722DSCN7721I wanted to show what my work area looked like this past weekend.  While there were wanderings of the woodchuck sort outdoors, a very different wandering story was being created indoors.  I had an order for a baby quilt using the Wee Wandering line.  Love it.  Juicy stuff.  Making the insert panel ‘fit’ with the blocks was not so easy for my mathematically-challenged brain, but I finally nailed it.  It’s off to Kristin next (Under The Rainbow Quilting) for her brilliant machine work.  Credit goes to Sarah Jane, the designer of the fabric line and quilt.  All piecing done on my 40 year old Bernina ….DSCN7724

If deserves a round of applause.  What a workhorse this machine has been over the years. Chipped and yellowing, it plows through anything that I ask it to do and it does it better than my newer version which is on the fritz AGAIN.  I wish that I had a walking foot for this model.

 

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About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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5 Responses to wanderings

  1. suz says:

    oh dear…..I just love woodchucks….never knew that they could climb….but I guess even I could it if a dog was on my heels……
    Thanks for thinking of me about the alphabet…yes

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    • jody says:

      Oh Suz, I love them too – they have the perfect existence … graze all day, sleep soundly at night – hidden away from golden retrievers! They just NEED to better understand the safe zone – away from crossing a road and intruding into a alpha dog’s yard!

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  2. Patty Eblen says:

    That dog! I love him! Miss you Jody!

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  3. A new name – Hot-On-Your-Tail-Harley! The quilt is a winner, love every thing about it!

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