The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Primitive Watermelon Progress

I finished the applique on the Watermelon and able to just snap this pic this morning before a thunder storm blew in, two waves with lots of rain, so that was good.  Yesterday was warm and I thought for awhile about weed eating those weeds in the background, then I read about a man in Idaho who went to pick up a stick in the aisle of the garden center in Walmart and it was a rattlesnake.  He was bit and had to receive the antivenom.  His hand will be permanently disfigured.  I learned several years ago from experience and sheer luck, during rattler season, never pick up a stick, always wear boots during snake season, even it your feet get hot, look where you step, on several hiking trips with Jim, was always the one that almost stepped on a rattler.  I remember on one hike, I took my boots off to cross a creek, on the other side before I could put my boots back on, a rattler, inches from my foot.   I no longer care if my boots get wet.  So that being said, thinking of having to put boots on, heavy jeans, just kept on stitching.
Just like this picture that didn't really come out, I didn't give the camera enough time to do it's thing, but like the rays of sun and shade on Bailey.


9 comments:

  1. You used the perfect fabrics for that piece, they work so well as a watermelon. I am glad we have no poisonous snakes, but at this time of year, they are out sunning, so I almost stepped on one the other day and one almost ran into me, lol.

    Debbie

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  2. Bailey looks so comfy and content :-)
    Stitching is always a good choice, isn't it?

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  3. Your watermelon piece looks wonderful...great colors! Last year when we were out hiking a rattler crossed our path right in front of us...my sons are ever watchful and noticed it but it was on it's way so no danger...they do scare me though! Our neighbors dog got bit by one last year in the yard and almost died..this time of year is the worst because they are all out now from hibernation. Have a great day!!

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  4. Dang, Nancy, that is really scary about the rattler in Wal-Mart AND when you were hiking. LOVE your watermelon quilt---just way cute. :D

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  5. Hi Nancy,
    Your watermelon looks like a great big smile, it made me smile this morning.
    No rattlers here in Somerset but I can see the Swallows
    flying like acrobats in the sky.
    Have a peaceful day with your stitching,
    Angela.x

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  6. id stay in and stitch too and i think bailys got the best spot! enjoy your evening!

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  7. Love your choice of fabric for your watermelon. Do look out for those 'sticks'! How scary!

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  8. Hi, Nancy! I've just found your lovely blog, and I'm a new follower...so nice to "meet" you!
    Best,
    Anne

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  9. This is so adorable, you inspire me. I must make a watermelon. :)

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