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Things to do when you can’t quilt…

Day One: Machine acting up with 7-1/2 presents left on border of Christmas table runner #1 and both outside borders on #2. Start cleaning house; find out vacuum and floor steamer still work.

7-1/2 presents to go

7-1/2 presents to go

Spiral and present motifs

Spiral and present motifs

Day Two: Take machine to shop; finish cleaning house, including bathrooms. Clean deck window; search for suction cups; no luck.

Day Three: Find suction cups; hang bird sun catcher brought back from Colorado by daughter. Maketh me happy.

Bird suncatcher

Bird suncatcher

Think about doing some Itajime (folded/clamped resist shibori) with pre-reduced indigo. Nah.

Itajime folded/clamped resist

Itajime folded/clamped resist

Itajime folded/clamped resist

Itajime folded/clamped resist

Trim up my free-motion practice sandwiches; tomorrow I can zigzag the edges and then donate them as Ugly Snugglies  (cage mats) for the local animal shelter. (Stay tuned for Day Four.) Go to DMV with daughter; stop by Bentonville Convention Center and photograph Bentonville Square, a prize-winning slice quilt made by the Van Go-Go Girls, appraised for $3000.00. FOR SALE.

Bentonville Square

Bentonville Square

Stop by grocery store for dinner. No word on machine yet. Stop by Birdsong Garden and Landscaping to get picture of blue gnome I’ve been watching from highway. Find more chainsaw art. These guys have personality and attitude. Proprietor is away getting new flowers. Will go back for ornamental cabbage and a look inside.

Birdsong Gardens/Landscaping Sign

Birdsong Gardens/Landscaping Sign

Birdsong Gardens/Landscaping

Birdsong Gardens/Landscaping

Blue Gnome

Blue Gnome

Totem

Totem

Yellow/red Gnome

Yellow/red Gnome

Gnomeling

Gnomeling

Morel Totem

Morel Totem

Anxious Gnome

Anxious Gnome

Flower w/Bucky

Flower w/Bucky

Stop by the gallery, drop off packing for shipping pottery; check to see if trail is open yet; it’s not. Take pictures of haunted house instead.

Haunted House

Haunted House

Enter if you dare

Enter if you dare

D Block

D Block

Vulture

Vulture

Gun turret

Gun turret

Gargoyle

Gargoyle

Fence

Wooden Fence

Phantom 13 Bus

Phantom 13 Bus

Decide to go for walk on trail with camera. Go up on mountain bike trail; safely maneuver steep climb up and down. Take a tumble when I step off to get the last trumpet vine–basically just sat down in gravel. The step was twice as deep as I anticipated. Rewarded by both herons.

Bike ramp

Bike ramp

Hidey hole

Hidey hole

Fungus

Fungus

Splintered tree

Splintered tree

Ledge

Cave

Last of the Trumpet Vine

Last of the Trumpet Vine

Ubiquitous litter

Ubiquitous litter

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Mama heron

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Papa heron

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Maybe my machine will be ready tomorrow. If not, I’ll have to find something else to do. It’s finally cooler out so maybe it will be Tanyard Nature Trail for me.