Monday, June 25, 2018

Design Wall Monday and Stash Report

Over the weekend I finished a quilt--


A Navy Blue Irish Chain, 104" square for 23 yards out.  This is a wedding gift.  From 2010. 

Stash Report
Added this week--00.00 yds
Add YTD 128.80 yds
Out this week--23yds
Out YTD 167.25
I'm ahead 38.45 yards! 
Weekly Goals--

More binding 
That's it.  Its a busy week.  I have several binding projects in the camper.  

Yesterday I did a little cooking--

I started with this basic recipe--

but added carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, and some shredded Pepper Jack cheese.  This will be food for the rest of the week. 

Have a great week!

~Lori1R in Nebraska~

Friday, June 22, 2018

Catch Up Friday

Wow, the last two weeks have flown by.  There was the Water Safety Festival with several fun booths--

Cool Hand Tanner!  The cooler is filled with ice water, can you pick up the pennies on the bottom?  This is what happens when you fall in cold water.

I think this is a red tailed hawk.  There were several birds brought in by Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey from Oklahoma.  They are a research, rescue, and rehabilitation organization.

This was a fun exhibit on making huge bubbles--little kids love it!  Go Mikayla!

Jason is playing the Water Safety Wheel game.

Ashley had just done the Beer Goggles--you try to avoid the water sprinkles while wearing the beer goggles.  Ashley got VERY WET!

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the boys were camping with the grandparents.

Who needs fancy toys?  Rocks and Grandma's garden tools.

 Outside the Aquarium.

The couch in the camper pulls out into a full size bed.  Room for three little boys!  I put my favorite Bricks & Stepping Stones quilt on it.

 The boys were enjoying banana cream pie.

KEN enjoyed banana cream pie!

No sewing lately, my right arm has been complaining and I had injections, orders to wear my splint, and do exercises.  Sigh

Its been very wet here, Wednesday we had 4.5" of rain and more earlier in the week.  Water releases from Gavins Point have been reduced because flooding downstream.  

~Lori1R in Wet Nebraska~

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Paddlefish Season

June is Paddlefish Archery season here at Gavins Point.  David had two tags (you apply for tags like a deer tag).  He was out on opening day and filled both his tags--

David shot both of his fish from shore, he said running along the shore on the rocks trying to slow the fish down and then pull it in was quite the challenge.  You can see the rocky shoreline in the first picture. 

We checked the record paddlefish size in South Dakota, 127.60 pounds on Lake Sharp.  Here is a Youtube link--

This one was caught by "snagging"--casting a big treble hook out--there is a snagging season and an archery season.

~Lori1R in Nebraska~

Monday, June 4, 2018

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

This week I finished putting the Bricks and Stepping Stones blocks in rows--

They are pressed and ready to lay out. 

Yesterday while I was sitting in the recliner procrastinating the phone rang--it was 2Rs.  She was going to road trip and visit me!  YAH!!  I had 20# of chicken half frozen in the sink, she was bringing a sharp knife and offered to cut it up for me.   She brought along another quilter--Donna--and it was such a nice visit.  Not only did she cut up the chicken for me, she sharpened my knives and brought me two quilt magazines!  How lucky am I to have a friend like that!  We had a mini show and tell outside in lawn chairs.  

Weekly Goals--

I'm pretty busy this week.  My only goal with be a little binding and maybe pull out a project box.  I packed at least 10 project boxes in the camper.  I think the blue/green project will be next.

Strange things happen at public campgrounds etc.  Can you guess what this was?

Its what's left of the sprayer nozzle at the fish cleaning station.  Somehow it became detached from the hose and was in the grinder.  I think the old one looked similar to this--

The lesson is--do not get your hand in the grinder!  The ranger turned the elecricity OFF before reaching in.  Not just the on/off switch, he turned the breaker off! 

~Lori1R in Nebraska~

July One Monthy Goal OMG

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