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Monday, October 07, 2013

It's a Wild Life!

So, as the image above says it all! I was scheduled to work this past weekend. Not my favourite thing to do on a weekend, but it has some advantages. Fewer people at work to interrupt you and 2 weekdays off work to get things done :). A friend and I managed to catch George (yes that's Mr. Clooney) and Sandra (Bullock) in Gravity. Not bad at all! 
On my way into work Saturday imagine my surprise as this guy ran across my path. At first I though someone's German Shepard was loose. Wait, that's not a dog, what the heck is that. Wait - I watch enough nature shows on PBS, I should be able to ID this animal ..... it's a Coyote! Wow,  Mr. Wile E. crossed my path @ 8:30 am. How impressive is that? Actually it was a 4 lane road which is normally very busy during the morning commute, so lucky dog (I think they are
part of the canine family) it was a Saturday morn, he took a quick look at the 2 cars on the road then loped off towards the fire station. Ok, that's cool.
Well, just to round off my "wild" weekend, I was taking my recycling to the curb last night, in the dark, in the rain. I was in a hurry as I wanted to get back and watch Doc Martin on PBS. I dropped off the 2 boxes then looked up - what ? Who let the Dog Out? - wait, that's not a dog! UH OH, it's a baby skunk and it's about 6 inches away from me !!!!! I backed up verrrrrry carefully. Phew!!
Well, I've been having my own fun indoors with wild life. I'm well on my
way into the Owls baby quilt. I wasn't going to show them online until the project was done, but I'm having so much fun ... So here are a few. I know what you're thinking, where the heck and the Owl's eyes ? Well, the first one I made had eyes, then I decided I wanted to have the eyes going in different directions. By that I mean each Owl looking in a different direction at another Owl in the quilt. I think it would give movement to the quilt. So that's the idea. Below are the Owls completed (sort of) so far. I'll work on the arrangement once they are all done, then applique the eyes in place. Hoping to get this completed along with finishing putting the patio/garden to bed for the (shhh) winter, my Christmas shopping and sewing and my upcoming girlfriend reunion. I'm tired already but excited and looking forward to it all:)

1 comment:

regan said...

I'm so glad you didn't get sprayed by the skunk! Lucky! And this little orange dang cute! :o)