Monday, January 15, 2018

A Walk in the Bush

I have finished the top made from  Island Batik fabric.  Tomorrow, after a doctor's appointment and shopping, I plan on getting it ironed and on the frame for quilting.  I am pleased with how it turned out. The pattern to make it will be my draw prize on the blog hop.  May also have some fabric as well.  Will have to think about that.
On Sunday afternoon, hubby and I went for a walk through the bush.  We couldn't go very far as he doesn't have all his leg strength back after breaking his ankle, however, it was lovely to be out.  The snow had a nice crust so we were able to stay on the surface.  It is a lot nicer to be able to enjoy the   scenery and fresh air without having to worry about a foot plunging out of sight.
The air always seems crisper and cleaner in a bush.  Certainly the snow itself couldn't be any whiter.  There were times, in fact, when a pair of sunglasses would have been helpful.  The contrast between snow and the stark, leafless trees is one of my favourite sites.  One tree had lost all its smaller branches and looked like a gigantic bottle brush.  It might have looked funny to the other trees but it held its trunk straight and proud and ignored them all.
It is amazing how many tracks skitter across the trail.  I am not very good at identifying the various prints but hubby said that some of the passing critters were squirrels, fox and deer.  We never see any of them except the squirrels but it is nice to know they are there.
A hot cup of cocoa sprinkled with cardomen sipped near the wood stove made a nice finishing touch to the walk.  We hadn't taken Heidi as it was a bit too cold for her feet and I didn't feel like taking the time to put on her bootees.  She was consoled with a piece of chicken.
Today was the usual Monday gathering of the Burk's Falls Village Quilters.  A couple of the ladies had finished their quilts and shared them with us.
And another week is underway,

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