Greetings and I'm back. Most of the month's calamities are behind me or repaired and it's good to be touching base again!
Today is Thursday and time to share positive thoughts as part of Lee Anna's brainchild, "I like Thursdays." If you're needing some happy thoughts, visit her site to see who is all posting this week!
Today I'm grateful we live on a hill. We are expecting a bit of rain today. City workers are already setting up barriers in case the roads get flooded. I'm not upset about it, the garden desperately needs a good rain but when one lives surrounded by waterways, it's always good to live near the top of the hill.
Scout and I enjoy our walks at the park and this morning it seemed like all the water fowl were near enough to get decent photos:
Big white duck we call that gal. She had babies earlier in the summer but she is a whopper of a duck! She is surrounded in this photo by adult mallards and you can see how big she is in comparison. We don't see many ducks like that here but it's somewhat fun to see her in this region. A hundred years ago, there was a Duck Farm at the bottom of our hill. It's now a park called Union Terrace.
There was even an inn and trolley stop at the Duck Farm. The Duck Inn is to the left of the photo and still standing today. It's now an apartment building:
Food! I like autumn apples and hope to pick up some this week! I'm not much interested in cooking these days but fortunately my mother has been having fun in the kitchen and sending food my way. What's not to like about that?
I'm embroidering for the first time since the pandemic began. I think I just wanted to keep busier for a long time. These are going to be kitchen towels for the elderly neighbors down the street. We visit them (outdoors of course) every evening and the dogs like to bark at the squirrels. These days there are 3 baby squirrels living in the tree in their yard and they are a lot of fun to watch!
My quest to use up my stash continues and with my featherweight machine, I'm assembling some blocks.
Much of the fabric I'm using is from the 30s and 40s and was given to me by family members of late quilters, friends, and even guild members. I'm throwing in some of my own scraps as well because it is supposed to be a deep scrap bag quilt. The 4.5 inch blocks allow me to use up the really small scraps and be economical as possible.
Even if I don't assemble the quilt right away, at least the blocks will be completed and take up less space. One drawer of blocks beats 2 1/2 drawers of scraps any day!
Well, Scout and I are off to check on Mom before the big storms come in. Have a safe and happy day!