We had a visitor yesterday late afternoon.
I was busy sewing at the machine, ear buds in my ears, listening to the Jim Brickman channel on Pandora as I stitched happily away. I tend to listen to “only instrumental” things when I’ve got my thinking cap on. I can hear my own thoughts that way and lyrics don’t clog my brain.
Anyway…I look up to see arms flailing trying to get my attention. Ear buds out, I could hear Sadie whining like crazy.
There was something outside of our window.
Oh my word – a grey fox had come to nibble at the deer feeder!
I was armed only with my cell phone at this point, and I quietly slid over to the one window that was minus a screen – we had removed it just for this purpose. It’s not fun trying to get photos with window screen as a barrier.
I zoomed in as closely as I could, as far as my phone would let me:
So cute! While all of this phone video was being taken, The Hubster ran upstairs to get the “Big Camera” from the dining room. My voice was urgently pleading inside my brain “Hurry Hurry Hurry!” and sending subliminal encouragement to our visitor “Don’t leave yet. Stay. Stay a bit longer!”
And Sadie was whining her OWN chorus of “Something is out there! Let me at it! Let me at it!” Of course, we new better than to let her out until Mr Foxy was long gone.
Why Mr Fox, what sharp teeth you have!
Happy Trails to you!
After he was long gone, we did let Sadie go out, and she went nuts with discovering new smells! And I must say – I have NEVER seen the hair stand up on her back so high from neck to tail. She looked like she was wearing a mohawk. Such excitement!
Views from the Blue Ridge Parkway!
The afternoon was so warm we hopped on the motorcycle and headed out for a close to 90 mile round trip route around the Blue Ridge to say hello to summer.
Along with 1/2 of the population of North Carolina, who were also out and about! We still enjoyed the beautiful day.
Helmet hair and big smiles.
This is my bliss!
and there was just A BIT of sewing.
One block done, and another block in step-outs for demonstration purposes. I’ve got to do the same for the border blocks next, and also the half block that completes a couple of the rows in the quilt. This is not as fun as regular piecing toward a project finish. But I’m telling myself that it IS, and just telling myself to get it done.
This is posting a bit late this morning. It’s that time of year when mountain hikes have to happen early morning if they are going to happen at all due to temps and humidity. So Sadie and I have already been out to do our 2 1/2 mile hike, have breakfasted and showered and are ready to start the day.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Change your attitude with gratitude!
Vintage string star found by my friend Irene in Kentucky. I love friends who go antique quilt hunting for me just for backdrops for my quotes! They make this goal of one quote per day for a year possible!
This afternoon there may be a jaunt out to West Jefferson to poke around the antique mall there, just because.
But for now…I’m off to work on those step-outs.
Have a lovely Sunday, everyone!