Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Sights and a Finished Quilt

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After our weekly hand quilting group, we decided to drive up the Beartooth Highway, it was such a beautiful day.  There is still quite a bit of snow on the higher peaks and slopes.  The flowers were just beautiful and so thick; they like the extra moisture this year.  It is always fun to drive up to "the top"; the wind is usually blowing and you can see forever.

John finished his Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative challenge quilt and has sent it off.  I am not sure when these little challenge quilts, made and donated by some of the best known names in the quilt industry, will show up on the AAQI website but they will all be shown in Houston this fall.  We are sponsoring the Alzheimer's booth again this year; this is a cause near and dear to us.  Anyway, wow, the little quilt turned out great!

Our neighbor on the north called to tell us to watch outside the window, because we were about to get company!  What a beautiful animal; I know she could hear us running around finding cameras, exclaiming and admiring her.  She hung around a long time.  Then our neighbor on the south told us that she was leaning over their fence, eating apples off their trees.  With those long legs, they can really get around!


chrissy o said...

Hi! I'm not sure if I know what this animal is. A wild horse? I recently had a conversation with some friends about how it seems so improbable that wild horses exist. Of course I live in St. Louis and I know wild horses don't exist anyway in Missouri.

Flynn Quilt Frame Company said...

Hi - I should have captioned the picture. This is a female moose. She finished off our neighbors apples a few weeks ago, getting ready for winter!
There are wild horses in Wyoming for sure, and I think there are some in the Pryor Mountains of Montana. It seems like there are herds in Nevada also. I'll bet you can "google" for pictures!