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Thursday, June 16, 2016

And Here I Am Again!

My last post was only 9 days ago. If I can manage to keep posting this often I will consider my return to blogging a triumph. I'm still trying to get more into a routine but, alas, the veggie garden calls and I have to dodge rain, heat and weeds. (Didn't I weed that area just this morning? Well, they're b-a-a-c-k  before 6PM) The tomatoes are looking happier and the beans are up. However, my pepper plants were not thriving (the wind last week left them looking like they had been weed-wacked) so today they were plucked out and replaced with much happier plants.

I've been out and about this past week looking for things to photograph. A friend and I went to a local village to sketch. The object of our sketching was the lighthouse in the following photos. This is located near the mouth of Oneida Lake in NY State.

You can see a little bit of the river on the right side of the picture.




I won't show you my sketch but I plan on doing a watercolor painting of the lighthouse soon.

I also spotted a stand of pretty flowers at the edge of the wooded area.

Have a great week and, God willing, I'll be back sooner than later.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

LET'S GET THIS BLOG BACK UP AND ROLLING

It's not that I wanted to neglect blogland but distractions come and distractions go. And since life's distractions are in a lull, blogging has come closer to the forefront . At least, I'm going to give it a try again. So what have I been doing since my last post in October?

I've just finished up my Bible college class for this semester. Got 100% on my final and doing my victory dance! With that major item out of the way, my next class doesn't start until July 10th. So I have 5 weeks of playtime. Of course, there is always housework, cooking and working in the veggie garden but I think I can find time to play in blogland.

I'm still working on the quilt I shared in a couple of posts again. All winter I kept putting it off but have started quilting it again. (Yes, I am further along on this but I haven't a new picture of it.)  I figure that if I spend at least a half-hour a day on it, I'll be able to get it off the frame and on to the next quilt top in short order. I have two more tops to quilt and then I'll be putting the quilting frame up for sale. Hand quilting anything bigger than a wall hanging takes too long for me. I'll be quilting-as -you-go on the sewing machine for quilts in the future.

I've gotten my camera back out to use. Would you believe I forgot how to use some aspects of it? Duh? Had to get the manual out to get the instructions.

While I hunt out some new subjects, I leave you with a couple of pictures taken last year of the wildlife in my yard.

Twins!



Have a happy day and thank you for visiting.