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Friday, November 16, 2012

Buck Up

Imagine walking sleepily into your kitchen because your fuzzy was demanding milk.
You walk as though you're are sleep walking, maybe even with your eyes partly closed.
Then you happen to spy something moving outside your kitchen window. Something big.
Now your  eyes are open.
You gaze in wonder, usually you just see moms and babies wandering the yard.
It has been many years since I've seen such a large buck. He definitely opened my eyes and woke me up!

I think he was sneaking through trying not to alert the outside dog. Outside dog was busy sleeping.
Lucky buck.

Last night was my small group meeting. We made several flannel blankets for the local police and firemen. Someone from our guild donated a huge amount of flannel. These were quick and easy and will be very welcome in times of need.
That blue and yellow wedding ring is a UFO from my basket.
This was one of my early-early projects. I've since learned that a double wedding ring is not a beginners  quilt. Silly me!
I made copies from a book and every one of my curves was wrong. Nothing fit. After 13 rings, I put it away because of all the adjusting and unpicking.
I'm going to attempt to conquer this mess. Wish me luck and ignore all the yelling and bad language from my neck of the woods (I'll probably scare that buck like he scared me this morning!).

Have a wonderful weekend!
Take care, Brandie


Esther said...

Wow, beautiful sight in your yard. Good luck with the double wedding ring. I applaud you for going back to it. Sometimes that is the hardest part. Hopefully it won't all be difficult. It will be beautiful, of that I have no doubt.

Quilt Hollow said...

....and I have a baby buck posted to my blog today. It's hard to believe this one is so massive.

Createology said...

Wow! That is one big buck. He must rule the forest. Your flannel blankies are such a comfort gift. Bless you dear...

Wilma NC said...

Beautiful buck!!!

Robin said...

Wow, he's beautiful! Hope there are no hunters near you. What a tragedy hunting is...

Lori said...

Whoa! that is a big fella! I hope he is around for several more years:)

Jo said...

Nice Buck! The DWR looks great from here. It's good to know where you started :0) My first was a lone star... didn't know that wasn't for beginners either. Glad I finished it back then otherwise I'd still be unpicking as well. Instead it hangs with it's wavy borders :0)

Donna T said...

Good luck on that double wedding ring quilt!!!! I too have one that is a UFO but I will get it finished. I took a paper piecing class and although it is still very hard to piece it won't look too bad when I get it finished!!!! Nice buck!!!!