I’m just hanging out with the locals!
There is a lot to be said for taking a few days without a sewing machine in tow.
Eventually you have to look up from the project and pay attention to what is going on around you or you just might miss it.
I spent some time yesterday just enamored with these birds – are they ibis? walking around the sandy areas as if they owned the place.
In a way, I guess they do!
Yesterday was day 2 of scuba instruction for the hubster, and that left me time to explore a bit, to kick back and relax a bit.
And to monitor how the release of Part 1 for our En Provence mystery was going.
So far, so good! At least for my part I didn’t find any major faux pas, I think everything was explained in as much detail as possible when it comes to the construction of 221 4-patches, etc.
There have been several emails on “where can I find…..” and my answer is simple. It’s all under the En Provence mystery tab at the top of the blog. Yesterday’s part 1 has been added to the line up, and Monday we’ll add a link to our Mystery Monday Link-Up to the line up as well. It’s all going to be there.
Binding by the canal!
I was actually in a shaded area under a “tiki hut” kind of covering, and the shade was lovely.
I brought my Craftoptics Telescopes with me….I can’t bind without them! Folks may look at me funny when I bind in public, but as soon as I flip up the telescopes and let them peer through them and see the difference, they are amazined.
I also got this info from Jeff at Craftoptics to share with you:
Just in case anyone asks, we are running our holiday sale now through next week which is $75 off the complete set, free $40 travel case, free shipping and as always, money back guarantee. Anyone going to our website gets a popup where they can get the coupon." DEAL! Check it out at Craftoptics.com
There is more than binding on the canal!
The ORIGINAL African Queen is in Key Largo! I recognizedd it even before I read the weather beaten sign. I love this movie. My inner old movie fan just had to run over and TOUCH the African Queen.
I held myself back from climbing in --
But it wasn’t easy!
I can hear that steam engine chugging away in my mind. I’m going to pull this movie out when I get home and watch it AGAIN. Such a classic.
Katherine Hepburn, my heroine!
Sun, surf, and tiki shade!
No Manatees yet, but I haven’t given up hope.
Today’s plan is to drive down to Key West – there may even be a quilt shop run while down there as I found one on google. Maybe a photo of “THE QUILT” at the southern most point marker?
It’s just a day trip, we’ll be back up in Key Largo tonight by dinner time.
I wanted to throw in just a bit of mystery housekeeping here. I've mentioned this in years past, but we have loads of newbies this year and I think it bears repeating.
En Provence is a READER APPRECIATION mystery. It’s for you, m y blog readers. Therefore, please do not give out piece counts and directions for this quilt on your own blog. You can link to mine and tell folks where to get the info. Feel free to share the photos as you are working on yours, but please – no sizes or numbers, and by all means do not save my pdf instructions, host them on your own website and link to them or post them on your own blog. You may link to the En Provence tab at the top of my blog so everyone knows where to find the info here.
I think you understand why, and all you have to do is put yourself into my shoes to know how it would feel if you found those kind of things happening.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
How about some vintage Sea Turtles while I'm in Key Largo! Such a fun Drunkard's Path variation. The quilt was made as a 100 year celebration for a church and is signed by members. 1884 to1984. Mary we send out boomerangs of kindness and joy!
Quilt shared by Kevin H @photokevin74
And off to Key West we go!