Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Eary to rise! Thanks Elsie and Pippie!

“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
My day started early this morning. The animals decided that I had no business being the only one in bed at 5:15. Marv had to go in early and there is no way they were going to let me sleep until the alarm. They do love me I think, but you got to wonder at times. So I have already put a good days worth of stitching in and it's only 10:30 in the morning.   I did put my time to good use and have been stitchin as soon as I had gotten my first cup of coffee to keep me company.Making good progress on this project.
I am going to take some time out here and take down the tree. Time to have my house back to it's normal look and feel. Shouldn't take me too long. It always takes longer to put up than take down. Sort of like frogging. The stitches come out so much faster than they go in.
Then it will be back to work on this design. My goal is to have it done by the end of next week.  It isn't due for a while but I do prefer to have my projects done well in advance. Then if there a problem I can get it take care of long before it's due. I once had a project bleed when I washed it and I ended up redoing at the last minute. All night crochet sessions are not fun. As much as I love my crocheting. doing it in that manner is less than desirable.  I got it done and delivered in time but I never want to go through that again.
I did promise pictures of our Christmas day hike

Trail on the other side of the inlet and a lovely view

Looking down one the of the canyons the lake goes into

Love looking at these rock faces The patterns fascinate me.

A View of one of the points. We walked out on this one later in the day

Pip enjoying the trail. He loves these hikes.

One of the many interesting rocks on the trail. Again the patterns of nature intrique me.

A cactus skelaton. Again nature making lace. Humbles me.

This is called ship rock.

More patterns in nature. This is a moss bank. The colors and pattern were so lovely that day.

Another view of the Ship rock.

This tree just called to me. I love the soft muted colors and the graceful curves of the tree.



  1. Fabulous photos! We are definitely going to have to set up some kind of hiking exchange in the future!

  2. That would be a kick michele. Then we could sit and crochet afterwards. Sounds like a plan to me.......