Bald Eagles

bald eagle2Although this isn’t local, it sure is amazing. This live camera is pointed at an eagle nest in Washington DC.

I just thought it was worth sharing in case you hadn’t already seen it. Simply amazing! Here is what their website says about it:

“In 2014, a pair of mated Bald Eagles chose the most idyllic of nest sites within the United States’ National Capital (Washington, DC), nestled high in a Tulip Poplar tree amongst the Azalea Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum, which is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. This is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947. The two Eagles have been iconically named “Mr. President” and “The First Lady.” Join us in viewing the most patriotic nest cam in the United States, 24 hours a day.

DC2 hatched at 8:27 a.m. March 18, 2016 Eastern Daylight Time. DC3 followed 2 days later, hatching March 20 at about 3:00 a.m. EDT.

Want to help name DC2 and DC3? The D.C. Eagle Cam partners are entertaining name suggestions via social media! Hashtag #dceaglecam & #namethenestlings on Twitter and Instagram, or visit the American Eagle Foundation’s Facebook page or the Department of Energy & Environment’s Facebook page and voice your suggestions there!”


My Pup Turns 4 Years Old

Where does the time go? My “little” girl (she’s 82 lbs)  turned four years old on December 1st. So what does any self-respecting doggie parent do? Well, go down to the local pet store (Wags! is a fabulous one here in Eugene!) and buy a birthday cake, of course. Duh.

So here she is….you can kind of feel what she must be thinking in these photos…..! But I’ve captioned them for you just in case you can’t imagine.

I am looking forward to another crazy fun year with her as part of our pack! She certainly keeps us on our toes.

Zebra-Inspired Quilting on Baby Quilt

This very sweet baby quilt made by Kim K. is a treasure. The twirling windmill pattern pops off the white background, and the mixed fabric border is a great way to mix it up. The flannel backing fabric was a wild black and blue zebra pattern, so that inspired Kim to ask for a zebra pattern overall quilting.

So I parked my Land Rover (oops, don’t own one), put away my rifle (just kidding, don’t own that either) and stored my supplies neatly in my tent (not really). As soon as the sun came up the next day, after fortifying myself with a hearty breakfast, I got into my khakis and hoofed it over to my longarm machine where my inner-zebra came out in thread! Ha!

Happy quilting!

Puppy Dog Quilt

This wall hanging is a beautiful tribute to a well-loved family pet! Kim K’s inspiration is her puppy dog, and what a great piece of art she turned it into…one she will cherish forever I’m sure. I put about 95,000 stitches on it, you know, just to make sure it held together. Ha!

Happy quilting!