Life is good here at the Drake's Nest. The wind is blowing ripples across the pond which in turn makes the sunbeams dance like so many diamonds whose reflections are thrown upon the walls and ceiling of my bedroom. Listening to the purring of my cat, SamWise, in the crook of my arm and the deep rythmic breathing of my wonderful husband beside me, all I can say is my heart is full.
My son came in from Maryland for an unexpected, but much welcomed, visit. He's here until Sunday, May 23rd when he leaves to go back to Maryland. He thinks by leaving before his birthday (May 24th) that he'll avoid a celebration of his 30th birthday! He's been working hard here plowing the garden to get it ready for planting, weeding the berry patch, pushing the raft around the pond to remove debree from the trees and bushes that surround it and painting and mudding my studio. He's a joy to have around and will be missed when he travels back to Maryland to attend University there. If there were jobs here in Michigan, he'd be going to school and living here! We keep praying that he'll change his mind and move back here where he belongs.
Yesterday went to Gaylord (2 hour drive) to have mammogram done and then went to Grayling (another 22 miles in the opposite direction from home) to go to the Icehouse Quilt Shop and get some "comfort" material to make up for the pain of the mammogram! ~2~ worked for me <LOL>. On the return trip home, I went uncomfortably close to a forest fire just outside of Grayling. Quite a scary experience as they were closing roads going in the direction I would have taken. Thank heavens for TomTom and finding me a safer route home. So far, the fire destroyed approximately 2000 acres.
Finished the mallard in flight water color quilt that is made up of 1" squares. Finishing up a bird fancy tree of bird houses which was started back in 1998 or so. I started it and completed the top while manning a raffle table at our quilt show at the Nevada Library and Archives. There were 10 ladies in my group and we put on a display of over 100 quilts and tops and antique quilts, plus made up a raffle table to earn money for our little group. We were part of 10 satellite shows of the NQA Quilt show that was held in Reno, Nevada. Trying to get lots of projects completed before I start new ones and they will be used to decorate my studio when it's completed.
Also managed to complete 3 baskets and 1 pine needle basket; a 5/8th inch teddy bear sitting on an over turned flower pot, a 1" teddy bear sitting on a stand, a fully jointed 2 1/2 inch bear and a 2 inch needle felted teddy bear. Other than that, haven't been busy at all.
Well, back to my fiber arts! My heart is full and my spirit soars on Eagle's wings.