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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The View

Since every single comment suggested leaving the quilt as it is, I began pinning this morning. After a false start (I forgot the batting, duh) I am half finished. I'll finish pinning after lunch but then I need to do a bit of thinking about how I will quilt it. I may try to texture the animals a bit but I've never done that before so I'm not sure how it will look. Of course, I've never done most things on this quilt so that shouldn't be a problem. My three-year-old grandson thinks it's his so maybe he won't be too fussy about the quilting quality.

Clare asked about the view out my studio windows. It's not a very sunny day and two of the windows have screens so the pictures aren't as good as they could be but here they are anyway.


This is to the North where there is half a mile of bush with a deep ravine and a small creek. There are lots of different plants there and it's cool and shady in the summer. Since it has rained pretty well steadily for two weeks, the grass was very long and needs to be mowed twice. This is after the first mowing. All the rows will disappear after the second mowing and it will look like a lawn again. Unfortunately, it has started to rain again.

This one is looking through the screen, SouthEast toward the house. This is the view from the window in front of my sewing machine.

This one is looking west up the hill. It is much steeper than it looks and from the top you can see for miles and miles. We live on the shore of a pre-historic lake bed so it's very flat to the East. Once you get to the top of the hill it is flat again. I'll post pictures from up there another day.

11 comments:

Suze said...

Lovely view to rest your eyes while you are working.

Dawn said...

Loved to see all that green out your windows! Isn't it fun to see what we all look at!

Elaine Adair said...

What lovely green stuff? My word - looking at your profile photo, and the background, I had visions of Morden being out in a rugged landscape. How beautiful to have so much GREEEEEEEN! (Well, I understand about the mowing part.)

I'm glad you left your quilt as is. The lack of orange on the bottom adds to it's quirkyness. It's just do darned friendly!

meggie said...

Love that quilt, & no wonder your grandson thinks it is his- it is so child friendly.
What a nice green outlook you have. I love all that fern too.
Very interested to read of the lake bed, do archeologists come to it, to dig etc? Not sure if I mean archeologists? LOL.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I have been away from the computer for weeks and I just love how maggie's farm turned out. I agree with everyone else leave it as is.

atet said...

What lovely views to inspire and relax you while you are quilting.

margaret said...

Marvellous views for resting the eyes, getting a focus on the distance. Apartment-dwellers are lucky if we have a tree out the window, or live up high enough to see the sky!

Clare said...

Thanks for sharing the views. Doesn't look at all dissimilar to here at the moment. Green, green and green cos of the rain, rain and rain!

Lily said...

Oh yay Joyce - good for you not ripping! It'll be gorgeous and much loved by the sounds of things :)

And you worked hard for many years so you absolutely deserve that view! I aspire to a similar view one day!

Libby said...

Those are some darned good views to you inspired while you sew. Lovely.

folkartiste said...

Ooo pretty view!