Friday, December 20, 2013

Very Little Progress

Before you check out my blog, go to see the video on Shanna's blog. You will enjoy this one!

We've been sicker than dogs here... both bad colds or maybe the flu. Not fun, and only the barest of minimums of work was done.  Lots of naps, if that counts. LOL   So I don't have much to show for a week's time. (I am feeling better today, finally.)

I'm thinking I should add some white on white Xes. What do you think?

Now for that CA scene:
This is a stile. I've read about them, but it always seemed like an old fashioned thing, or something from England. This is the first one I've ever seen. It's a method of getting past a fence without suffering from the barbs, or ruining the fence. I've always thought them a genius idea. Therefore I was thoroughly surprised to see one in CA. LOL (Most of CA has barbed wire on rolls above a barbed wire fence... with killer sharp barbs - meant to keep thieves away.)  This one is attached to the Aerodrome. It's a little patch of land with a  bathroom, a parking area and  a  paved runway  where the guys with remote controlled planes can practice. It's out on grazing lands so the noise won't bother the Yuppy ladies, and they don't have to worry that a crash will land on a kid. Genius.
It's so nice to have this remote area so close to home... (4-5 miles). We go for rides out there to see the cattle grazing and watch the horses and Meadow Larks. There is nothing like the song of the ML in the Spring to warm your heart. In the Spring and Summer there are wild flowers in profusion and there are occasionally coyote and burrowing owl ... It's one of my favorite places, but it won't last long. Developers are setting out stakes already....We've gotta sell and get out of here before they start digging. I couldn't bear to see that sacred place mutilated.  (But I guess my house stands where someone else experienced nature at her finest.... One of my curses is to see both sides of the question.
Here's hoping you all have a lovely weekend.


  1. I am sorry you were so sick; I am finally beginning to climb out of the tummy flu also! Still only nibbling at crackers and ginger ale.
    Can you tell me where you got that "x's and o's" PP pattern--I love to PP lately...actually, just figured it out (LOL) /i think W on W would add a wonderful depth to these blocks...that piece you gifted me is spectacular...hugs, your naptime friend...julierose

  2. Lol, those ladder-over-fences are all over the Norwegian landcape wherever animals are gracing in the summer. They are very effective indeed, even without the barbed wire:)
    Wishing you a speedy and full recovery!

  3. I'll have to keep an eye out for those fences - love the quilt square (white on white idea get thumbs up) and hope you feel better.

  4. Your X's are looking fabulous! Lovely colours.

    Hope you are on the mend soon!

  5. Hope you're feeling better because being sick stinks...

    We have stiles here but you dont see them as often as you used to ...I wonder why? They make a lot of sense.

  6. I've run across stiles in Texas in a few old rest stops. The stiles there lead to porta potties, or, just bushes. Hope you are feeling better.

  7. So sorry you have been sick. You must be well before Christmas! I've been hiding out from the "throwing up flu" that's been going around. Being in schools is like being on the front lines! Your quilt is adorable. I like it the way it's going, but it's just my opinion. Maybe if I saw white ones I'd change my mind.

  8. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Hope you are all better soon. I liked you essay on the stile and that place. Yes, sometimes progress is not all it's tooted to be. On the white it depends on how many your going to add. Maybe one to each row?

  9. Oh no. I'm sorry to hear that you two have been sick!
    Your pink quilt is coming along nicely. I love baby girl quilt : )
    I had never hear of stiles. Thank you for sharing pictures.
    And thanks for the link to the video clip. Brought a huge smile to my face.


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