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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cornucopia

I finished another table runner - and if I do say so myself my machine quilting is getting better.  I'm  no expert but I can at least see improvement!

We've had a regular visitor the last few mornings.  Can you see him?  And yes I know my swing is turned backwards and the chairs aren't straight....they just got a new coat of stain and, well, they need "arranging".  But it seems the swing needs a couple of bolts so I'm waiting for that before I put things back together.  It's time to add some mums out there too!
He's way down on the corner of the dock keeping watch over the lake.  Can you see the mist rising off the water?  When the mornings are cool it does that...or late in the evenings when it's hot and up at the dam they open a gate so that the really cold water off the bottom of the big lake comes down our way.  It's another of those physics things, which I don't understand, but that's okay, I can still enjoy the beauty of it.
I know, not easy to see.  I'm not sure what he is - some kind of crane maybe.  I've named him Harold.  Not that he knows or cares but I just thought if he was going to hang around I needed something to call him.  :)

20 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It is a little hard to see him, but surely a crane. We got a few mums from a local grower who lost so much - we just need to suppost those few businesses left in our area.

Carolyn said...

When I see what you get to look at every day of your life, I know that you are totally in God's country. What beauty you are surrounded by! I LOVE your new table runner. You are totally on a roll, aren't you? I just love your blog. You are so update, a wonderfully Godly woman, and such and inspiration to me. Just wanted you to know! Hugs...

Carolyn said...

I meant "upBEAT", not upDATE. LOL I should proofread better! lol

Red Heads said...

love your table runner. Perfect for the fall season. Dianne

sunny said...

Looks like a Grat Blue Heron to me. I love your tablerunner. I need to get something done for fall.

Carol said...

Keith wants to know if there is any property left on your lake. Keep your fingers crossed that with Kat at university I might have time to make a fall tablerunner - AFTER I finish Patty's 3 yr old wall hanging. That means the table runner will be for fall 2012.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a delightful visitor. He seems quite content.
Love your runner. Look'in good.

Sally said...

Hello, I came over from Osage Bluff Quilter. I noticed we like many of the same movies. One of my favories is "While You Were Sleeping" with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. Very sweet and happy ending.

Connie said...

Beautiful runner and how peaceful it looks at the lake! Harold might be a Egret

Lee said...

Beautiful table runner! And Harold the Heron is cute!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Your table runner is wonderful! Harold, so nice to meet you!! You are so lucky to have that amazing view everyday. Just beautiful.

Michelle said...

I could see the red from your flag and I thought you were talking about a cardinal in your little tree.

Your sitting area looks inviting. I love the fire pit. Wish we had one. Hugs, sweetie!
Michelle

Phyllis said...

Hi Marlene!

Your table runner is really pretty. I've finally been able to do a little sewing myself.

Harold is a Great Blue Heron; very pretty birds and huge!

Julie Fukuda said...

I'll go with the Great Blue Heron. Haven't seen those in some time but we have lots of Egrets (three sizes of white) and a smaller Grey Heron here in the Tokyo area.
The runner is lovely. You sure know how to make that machine work!

Madame Samm said...

ahh I see him...HI Harold..( what you called him ) lol and your table runner...I really like that..and taking note of your machine quilting..pretty good..I have never done that...sew to me it looks just fine....and the mist...gosh that is nice Marlene...this morning we have a fog in our forest....I love the looks of that ....fall is coming....

Barb said...

Your runner looks awesome and just love your pictures.

Di said...

Oh Marlene, what a beautiful area you live in!

Purple Pam said...

Yes, I agree with you that your machine quilting is improving. It looks really good.

Such beautiful scenery. What a wonderful feeling you must experience every morningwith such an invigorating and inspiring a view!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Your quilter runner is beautiful. Love those colors.

I, too, love to see mist rising from the water. "Harold" is a good name for a crane. :)

diamondstatecurlygurl said...

I believe Harold is an egret- at least the last time I asked about one looking similar that's what Dad said - and he's never wrong, right? ♥