Oh my!! I didn’t think I’ve been out of circulation that long! No WiFi access for the last few days (8 days…..really??) and, well, let’s say sewing hasn’t been one of the things on the “agenda”! Yup, moved our little mobile abode back to Pettibone RV Resort for the rest of the summer season. The nice thing is it’s so close to home that things can get done there and the ‘get-away’ is easily done, also! Spent a ‘ton’ of time on the river last weekend and the weather was perfect! Not much river traffic either, which was a huge surprise! Barge traffic came to a total halt as a fully loaded batch of barges (15) plus pusher (tug?) got caught sideways blocking the channel completely. Low water levels have taken its toll. 8′ of water in the channel and the barges need 10′ minimum. Managed to make national news even! Our boating tours were much quieter and very enjoyable. The many boat houses (really, “cabins on the water”) were bustling with weekend/summer inhabitants and definitely had the party goin’ on!! The DNR has a moratorium on these types of river structures so when one comes up for sale it’s a seller’s market and the waiting list of buyers is unbelievably long! Each little place has such a unique personality, from the most humble to the very outrageous! Makes for a very pleasurable outing, especially since a great many of our local town’s inhabitants are proud owners of these floating get-aways.
Last week I had the super pleasant surprise of finding out that Marsha, over at Quilter in Motion has chosen me (along with 2 others) to receive one of her very cool pin cushions!! Yippee for me!-D You absolutely must pop over to her place and check out her site…..wonderful quilt ideas, patterns, tutes, and hints, plus, recipes and really fun life sharings! These days (maybe it has a little to do with the Olympics!?!) I have really embraced all things patriotic! So many wonderful privileges and blessings come with being a citizen of this great free country that has experienced such sad events recently. With such freedom come great responsibility, not to be taken for granted nor abused. I pray, that we all treasure it for the rare and precious commodity that it is!! I, now, step down from my red, white and blue soap box…until next time……..