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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - Jan 27

Another Scavenger Hunt this week - I'm really enjoying the challenge of this.  Our clues are -


Let the hunt begin!


Lacy fungi on the dead tree.  .  .

Shelf fungus of every sort is a favorite of mine .  .  .

Lacey lichen - taken on a very rainy ride today.  I love the little drips of raindrops.


The ocean, reflecting the sun, about to set - looks like it is made of purest silver!


An old boat that used to take passengers from Blaine WA over to a lumber mill across the bay.

The boat shed where the workers would gather to wait for the boat  on rainy and blustery days.  They  now have a restored boat that will take you on tours of the bay.

A long wooden dock - just perfect for a seagull convention.  You can see the other side of the bay - so you know it wasn't a long boat ride - but no bridge connecting these two areas.


What could be more fuzzy than a lamb in a field of flowers?


 These are portions of a Crazy Quilt that I am making. It is make entirely out of fabric that I hand painted (not dyed, painted) and since it is 100% cotton I decided to only use cotton floss for the stitching. It is only about half done - it is going to be bed size - and I work on it from time to time.  A great project for sunny afternoons on the deck with a glass of iced tea, or snuggled up in the winter with a cup of hot tea. 

I just had to show this one - it seems to cover two categories - wood and fabric, even though the "quilt" is painted on wood. We saw several of these decorations on barns in Wisconsin last summer.


Kathy said...

That old boat is such an amazing find! I could probably spend waaaaay too much time photographing it! :)

Pondside said...

Well done! When I scrolled to the first photo to illustrate 'bling' it was as though the silver water 'snapped' and I imagined I could hear it. Lovely photos - and the Crazy Quilt is really something!

DrillerAA09 said...

Wow! That old boat almost looks like an ark. Great set of captures.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am absolutely bowled over buy that quilt Joann - superb - I shall send the reference to my quilting friend so that she can pop on to your site and look at it.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful are you doing! i'm absolutely in love with it!!

Happy Sunday

Jackie said...

I am bowled over by all of your picture. You really got creative. The quilt is beautiful but after living in Maine for so long the boat tugs at my heart strings! You did an awesome job!

Happy Sunday ♥

Patti G said...

Loving that boat - oh my!
Everything around that bay would be a wonderful place to explore with a camera!

Carla Hutchins said...

Great shots!! Love the lace and bling!

Brianne said...

I really like the lace shot.

cmoh said...

Wow what a creative lace shot! I love it. When I initially saw the list I thought of a spider web but it isn't the time of year for one to be hanging out where I live. And I love the crumbling wooden boat, I love all things crumbly. Great Shots.


Your expert Victorian stitching is beautiful. I hardly see this type of stitching with newer quilts anymore. Nice that you are keeping up the tradition. All your shots were fun to look at -- great idea to go looking for categories. ~~ barbara

Linda R said...

Lots of great photos here. I love that old boat. And I love what you used for lace. Very creative.

Karen said...

Wow...that boat is gorgeous! But your quilt amazes me. The colors are beautiful. Happy quilting!

David Oliver said...

As always, great photos. I my two favorite are the old wooden boat & the breaking wave.

David Oliver said...

My wife said your quilting is amazing!!!!

Kay said...

Great shots and wonderful interpretations! I love your lace and bling. . .and the crazy quilt is truly gorgeous! What nice work you're doing!

The Carters said...

Just love your wood pictures they are so cool! Also the bling one what a great idea. What a fun and unique idea for lace:-) That crazy quilt looks so fun I have yet to brave a crazy quilt they look hard to do. What a sweet fuzzy one.

Christine E-E said...

i've never seen quilts painted in windows. nice!! the WOOD shots are amazing.

Ida said...

Great set. I love the Old Wood Boat. Fuzzy is really sweet and what a pretty quilt.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a great post. I loved all your pics. I am glad I was able to visit and meet you today. I love your crazy quilt. I noticed you have a quilting blog. I am going over to visit you there. I hope you can come by and see me I linked today also. And check out my Blue Monday post it is filled with quilts today. It was really nice to meet you.
Have a wonderful week,

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi again. Thanks for coming by. I had to come back and tell you it is my grandson. He is adorable though isn't he. He's ours though! I didn't sneak over there taking' pics. I guess he has a twin!
Thanks again for coming by!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful photographs - and how I love your crazy quilt, JoAnn! I had to click on the pics for a closer look. Gorgeous!
Enjoy your Tuesday!

Lili said...

Your crazy quilt is so amazing!! I love that you hand painted the fabric and those stitches are so gorgeous. I hope you will show it to us again when it is finished.