Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer, Lorelei, etc

First of all, this is Lorelei holding the baby turtle she found week before last.  We took her to the creek for the fist time this year that day....and the very first thing she found and caught it.  She had a bucket and kept it in it or had it in her hand the whole time we were there.  And we were there a LONG time.  She almost caught another one.  Of course she wanted to bring it home, but instead she turned it loose before we left.

Then last week she wanted to go back...we took her the backroads to get there.  And as we were coming up behind Bridgeton, up the creek from the bridge, there were two eagles in one dead tree.
Before we got pulled off and stopped, one of the eagles flew down behind the tree.  But I got several photos of this one.
I was more thrilled than Lorelei with this.

Along with her staying with us 3 or 4 days a week, our older daughter was back in Indiana for a while.
She and I worked several days and we made these:
First the quilt top above,
And then made this table runner at the top of the photo, and that is the backing for it on the bottom.  They were made with leftover fabric from the quilt top.  Both were my daughters design and choice of fabrics.  We both did cutting and both did sewing.  You will have to click on these to get a better view.

Not sure how much visiting I will get done or if I will even try to post again for a while.  Lorelei is supposed to come tomorrow evening, and I know she is going to want to go to the creek again and she has also been wanting to go fishing at the strip pit.



17 comments:

CountryMum said...

What a stunning bird the eagle is. Wonderful photos!! And I do adore that little turtle. Nice to see you have popped in for a little bit of blogging.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas fotografias.
Um abraço e uma boa semana.
Andarilhar

Mildred said...

Hi Rose, Such a cute turtle! I know Lorelei is enjoying every minute of summer fun. I love the quilt and the tablerunner. Beautiful fabrics and colors. What a fun project for you and your daughter to share. Great photo of the eagle. What a thrill to capture him on film. Wishing you a very nice week.

Tom said...

GREAT to see you back!

Sandra said...

the eagle is awesome and the turtle cute.. sounds like you are having a fun summer, enjoy your time with family and when you are ready we will welcome you back

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

We don't have many eagles in Northern Indiana where I live, though they have been seen and I am sure that we have had a juvenile fly over our house twice now. It is thrilling for me to see one. I love the hawks that visit too, but I ask them to kindly refrain from eating at my feeders!

Have a great summer and post when you can. So glad your granddaughter left the turtle at the pond! It will be fun for her to search for another each time she visits.
xx, Carol

Naquillity said...

what a great start to summer you've been having. that baby turtle is adorable. and i'd been quite exciting with you spotting those eagles. your table runner is beautiful. hope all is well. have a great day~

Henny Penny said...

That sweet little Lorelei! I've never seen a turtle like that with the long snout?? Is that what it's called? It is so cute. Wish I could quilt like you and your daughter. It is beautiful. I used to love playing around a creek when I was young. The eagles are amazing!!

Betsy Adams said...

I'm sure you are enjoying seeing Lorelei much more now that she lives closer and now that it is summer... I know how much she loves being with you two...

Cute little turtle.. Bet she didn't want to let it go back to its home!!!!! Glad she did though...

Great picture of the Eagle.... I still have never seen one in the wild.... One Day MAYBE!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your bald eagle pictures are so beautiful that they belong on stamps. That turtle has the strangest nose! Lorelei is growing so fast! Now to scroll down and catch up on Simon's Cat!

Joyful Quilter said...

Hello! Looks like you have been very busy. All the quilt and the runners are wonderful. Your daughter has a future as a quilt designer.

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Let's see - posting or spending time with a granddaughter? Granddaughter wins every time. :-) Beautiful quilting.

Small City Scenes said...

Good to see you back at least for a minute. thanks for all the comments on my posts. Kept you busy--LOL
More creek time---but what fun--right?
MB

Judy said...

Awesome eagle shots! I remember as a young girl catching frogs and turtles...Go Lorelei!

genie said...

Overtime I look at this quilt I am amazed Am so hazy Rachel is quilting and that you all are getting L a sewing machine. That is going to be such gun, grandmama. genie

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cute turtle- I know Lorelei was tickled to hang on to it. Awesome capture of the eagle. I keep hoping to spy one, but so far haven't. Have a great weekend!

Ida said...

Awesome shots of the Eagle. What a cute turtle.

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