Saturday, September 29, 2012

More Fishing

After lunch we decided to do a little fishing ourselves.  Well, I mostly played with the camera.

Look closely at this last picture.  The dark line is the top fin of a humongous carp. I bet he was over 30 pounds.

Flying Geese and Fishing

Got it finished late last night. The hubby's flights were all delayed and he still doesn't have his luggage. He had a little accident in the Dulles airport - fell and hurt his toe, so we didn't get to fish in the church's husband/wife tournament this morning. We were both out of it after not getting in bed until 3:30am, but after ice and pain medicine he felt better this morning. We don't think it is broke.

So we went down to watch the weigh in and eat with our church fishing friends.

The fish was biting on Rebecca's finger.

Our pastor gave the hubby a consolation prize of Winnie the Pooh band-aids, because it seems he has a lot of boo-boos.....

Friday, September 28, 2012

Finishing it up

Not sure if I will make it by the time he gets home, but I am well on the way of finishing this one up. Working on the binding. I love it. The flannel on the back is so soft.

I was a bit smarter with my label this time. I sewed it in on two corners with the binding.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Flying Geese Quilt

I finished up the piecing on the flying geese quilt and have even finished about six rows of the quilting. I am custom quilting it, which is always a bit scary for me. I am still not that good at it. However, I can say that my feathers are some of the best I have ever done, so maybe I am getting better.



Grizzly Bear

A friend told me our bear picture from Yellowstone just didn't look like a regular black bear (as if a bear is "regular", ha). I had assumed because he was black, he was a black bear.

So I did a little research and now I believe he was a black grizzly bear.

He definitely has the hump on his shoulders.

His ears are more pointy than the rounded ears of a black bear. And his face is less pointy than the faces of black bears. And of course, his size...he was huge. Then when I read that grizzlies can be brown, reddish, or black, well....I think our guy was a grizzly!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Flannel backing

Once I told my husband that my next quilt, made from the civil war scraps, was going to be for him, he insisted on flannel for the backing. We found a cute quilt shop in Jackson Hole, that had lots of woodsy, earthy flannels. I think the one I picked will go good with the civil war fabrics. I would love to finish this before he gets home from his next business trip on the 28th.

I've made some great progress. Got all the paper pieced blocks done and the others cut. Even got four rows sewed together. Any ideas how to quilt it?

Remembrance Quilt

I was able to show my friend the quilt I made for her and her husband.  It is from her son's and husband's shirts.  She is going to let me keep it a few days so I can show our church quilting class what can be made from shirts.  The teacher of the class and myself have a vision for a church quilting ministry.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Roosevelt Arch

"For the benefit and enjoyment of the people". So wished we had taken pictures of the arch from the Gardiner, Montana side so we could see the inscription. It is a beautiful monument built in 1903. The inscription is taken from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation which established Yellowstone as a National Park.

More Yellowstone and Grand Teton Pictures

The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration.

We are not sure what this little scraggly bird is....a quail?

Red-tailed hawk.

This is one I might have to print and frame.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wolf in Yellowstone

This was a treat. We followed this wolf for a bit. In one of our pictures you could see his sharp fangs. It is sometimes difficult to tell the coyotes and wolves apart. We were told the wolves are bigger and have a less pointy face.

This little girl was so close to the road.

Last Day

We are winding our way back down to Jackson Hole today. We have seen some really great wildlife on this trip. Below are a few of our favorite pictures.

This big fella was lounging in the sun.

in Mammoth Hot Springs they had the orange cones out trying to keep the tourists a safe distance away from big daddy elk and his girls.

We had to sample the local ice cream....

More elk on the mountain side.

With just the two of us, we spent a lot of time making pictures of each other.

There were about a dozen of these on the side of a cliff at the edge of the river. I guess they are some kind of goat.

Sunset on Yellowstone lake.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mammoth Hot Springs


West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone

I don't remember these hot springs being so beautiful.

We did the West Thumb Geyser basin yesterday and are heading up to Mammoth today. On top of a mountain we hit some cellular service, so we stopped to break and load up some pictures.

Lots of wildlife. We are enjoying long as they don't get too close to the car!