A Finish, and A Walk, and More Quilts

It was another hot day in Hemet. The kitties enjoyed a morning sunbath.

When it got too hot for them later in the afternoon, they both melted like so much butter.

First thing, I finished hand sewing the binding on the Pumpkin Pie quilt. It finished up at 23 x 16 inches.

Here's how it looks from the back.

This is my goal for January's OMG, and so I'll be linking up to the finishing party there.

After that, we hung up a new hummingbird feeder on the back window of the RV. I've been envious of our neighbors with bird feeders. We really don't want to carry bird seed in the RV because it will attract mice and introduce bugs, and so I decided to get one of these little Humzinger feeders from Amazon.

I can make and store hummingbird food in the refrigerator, and we can take it down whenever we move on down the road. Now it's up. Let's hope it attracts some hummers.

After that, we got out for a walk. Of course, I took photos of every blooming thing.

And some stuff that made me smile. I left the RV in here for scale.

This appears to be a little lantern.

We walked to the far side of the RV park to see if a hawk's nest was still there from our visit two years ago. When we visited here last, I watched a pair of hawks building this nest...or maybe they were just fluffing it up for the season. We didn't see any hawks on this walk, but the nest is still there. They may return in a few months.

I think this might be the same flower we saw when we were at the casino pool last week.

Also, we met this friendly cat. Her name is Missy.

And we picked up the floss I ordered for the embroidery sew-along that begins on February 1st. I probably have all of these colors at home, but I went ahead and purchased them so I could participate in the sew-along. The only one I had along with me is the silver sparkle floss at the bottom.

So that was our day yesterday. Now I have more quilts to show you from the quilt show. As before, I'll first show the information about the quilt and the quilt maker, followed by the quilt and any detail shots I might have taken.

I was wishing I could have touched this next quilt because I think there was more here than meets the eye.

This next quilt won the ribbon for the most humorous quilt in the show. I was a little surprised the information about the quilt didn't mention that it is a pattern from Crabapple Hill Studios.

I love the quilting.

I really liked this next quilt for its simplicity...but again...lots of thread.

Okay, so that's all I have for you today. That isn't the end of my pictures though. I probably still have another day's worth, and maybe two days.

Today we're meeting up with our friends, Deb and Tom. We always get together with them when we come south. We'll be meeting up for lunch, and then visiting some Temecula wineries. Sounds like a good day to me.


Julierose said...

Love that pumpkin quilt--so pretty..
I am doing the Feb Crabapple embroidery too; but I will use mostly blues...with those roses in red...
enjoy your visit with friends...hugs, Julierose

quiltzyx said...

Glad that you made it past the Whine One One day, and that you've now got a space big enough to park the truck with the RV. The new little fire is neat! Glamping at its best....
Smitty & Sadie are looking so beautiful & relaxed, aaaahhhh!

Thanks for the wonderful trip through the Road to California show! Road to California was the first event at the Ontario Convention Center way back when, and originally had no vendors & only took up about 1/3 of the center! My oh my has it grown!! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your photos too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Enjoying the quilt show, although I am not a fan of over quilted quilts. I'd reather see the artistry of fabric instead of thread in a quilt show. I hope you folks are as relaxed as the furkids. I love watching a kitty enjoy a sunbeam nap.

Christine said...

Am enjoying the quilt photos. What an amazing amount of detailed work has gone into some of them. I didn't know machine stitching could be so detailed until I watched you sew your quilts.

piecefulwendy said...

That celtic cat is amazing. Could you send some sunshine over this way? We haven't had any in days. Friends and wine - what could be better? Enjoy!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

So many wonderful quilts. I drool and wonder how one thinks up these unusual works of art. I've never seen a Hawk nest, or a crow nest for that matter. They are around my house all the time, they must live near. Do you ever wonder why most quilters have cats?
xx, Carol

Patty said...

Lovely! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!