Wednesday, February 13, 2013

An Eagle, Some Corduroy and a Smug Cat



My DH took these photos of the bald eagle yesterday, while I was out visiting the Doctor.  The eagle possibly looks better than I do.


Good news, though.  I have a diagnosis (bronchitis) and some antibiotics, so I should be feeling better in a few days.  When I called the Doctor's office Monday, I actually looked at the calendar and counted how long I've been sick.  I was shocked when I realized it's been 7 weeks.  *sigh*  No wonder I'm tired of it!


The ducks that live on our pond were scarce yesterday.  No one was taking any chances with that hungry eagle flying around.  But apparently the one seagull that comes here in the winter was chasing the eagle in the air.  This crazy seagull comes to visit when the diving ducks come in the winter.  He harasses them and tries to take the fish that the ducks catch.  When the diving ducks leave, the seagull goes back to the grocery store parking lot where the rest of his relatives live.


I finally pulled out my poor neglected Gee's Bend-ish corduroy quilt made for National Corduroy Day back on 11-11-11.  *blush*   You can read about the making of it here.   I think it's "marinated" long enough and it's time to get serious about finishing this.  I'm tying this with black Perle cotton, and it's tedious and boring. 

one block finished

Last time I was working on this, I was putting it on the kitchen counter to tie it, (it's the right height for me to work at), but I got tired of standing.  So, for the Super Bowl, I pulled out the card table and started using that, so I can tie while seated in my chair.  It's working!  

I've decided to spend at least half an hour a day working on this, and I'm starting to see progress! I haven't gotten to this every single day, but I do more days than not, and I'm happy with that. I haven't trimmed any threads yet.  I'm waiting until I'm done, mostly because I haven't decided how long I want them to be.

The smug cat

Dunkel found himself a cozy spot the other evening.  He found the quilt I'd been using and decided he was claiming it.  Oh dear, I'm a little embarrassed for him.  It's not a very flattering shot.  He's gotten quite portly, hasn't he?  Poor baby.  I won't tell him if you won't.

16 comments:

  1. 7 weeks of sickness? aagh, that's awful. here's to feeling better soon! love the cords quilt and little by little you'll get it done! poor kitty. I've got a few of those portly cats myself...

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  2. Hope you feel better soon--7 weeks is definitely too long!

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  3. Interesting story of the eagle, the seagull and the ducks. Good with with the progress on your corduroy quilt. A little each day will get it done!

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  4. Hope the meds kick in fast and you recover and get better soon. The cord quilt is going to be great tied and very comfy. Wonderful colors. Dunkel has that "don't disturb" look, cute.

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  5. A long winter for you.:) Your cordoroy quilt looks great and I love the look of the perle cotton with it!

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  6. Hopefully you will be on the road to recovery. It's no fun being sick. When I lived in the UP I used to see eagles flying over the lake all the time. I sure do miss them. Your Geeish quilt is beautiful. Hopefully it will be done soon. Hugs

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  7. You sound like you have what I had last year, hope you feel better soon.
    Good idea working a little bit each day, soon it will be done!

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  8. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Your corduroy quilt is wonderful! You will love it when you're done. Tying it on a flat surface is a good idea. I just did mine in the hoop, not knowing better.

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  9. Hope you feel better very soon !!! And your corduroy quilt looks already very cosy ;-))

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  10. I hope the doc gave you some good drugs to kick the crap out of you! Love how your 11-11-11 quilt is coming along, it will be so cozy and warm, and so tactile. I can envision running my hands along the wale and getting that soft feeling. Takes me back to being a kid!

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  11. I hope you can finally kick this infection down the road. But send it south! Or east, or out to sea! My DH is also just getting over a bug that had him at home for a week while his co-workers were under a deadline. It was a real challenge for him to take care of himslef when he knew his collegues were struggling.

    congrats on your blogiversary too. I've been so out of it I guess I missed Nati'l Polka Dot day! I'm glad to be feeling better finally; I know you will be too. Sending you healing wishes. <3

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  12. Wishing you a speedy recovery now that you have a diagnosis from your doctor. That Bald Eagle is amazing. I love hearing about the naughty seagul. It's great that you worked out a way of comfortable tying your corduroy quilt because it is going to look so good when it's done!

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  13. Hope you are feeling better soon, a good friend on mine must have the same thing -been sick about that long and 2 different meds.
    I have literally set a kitchen timer to prompt me to finish a project.
    I think tieing this quilt is a great idea! It will be great.

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  14. oops
    p.s. LOVED the eagle photo - how cool!

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  15. I hope you are feeling better now, Sharon. Loving the look of your cord quilt. It must be pretty challenging to work with, not to mention heavy?
    Please post a picture of the quilt when it's finished, would love to see it. ;o)

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  16. I heart corduroy and how exciting that it has it's own day! I think the colors are vivid and fun. Best of luck with your finish.

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