Yukon wild

Yukon wild
Yukon wild

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Home again

We had our last morning in Hawaii on Monday and an exciting morning it was.  There were a group of whales – Humpbacks go there in January to March to breed and calve – in closer to shore than any we had seen previously.  We did see them everyday we were in Hawaii.  This day we had a fantastic view of them and we were convinced that there was a female giving birth. 

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My camera only has 6x zoom… We figured they were about 400 yards out and we had a very good look at them through the binoculars.

Then there were about 50 turtles feeding and we again got to look at them up close – like a couple of feet away. 

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And I know I said I wasn’t going to show the dead fish, but this is too intriguing… Two days out and the fish is shrinking as the crabs feast on it…

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I had a day off work when we got home.  I planned it that way as I knew I had to sew a block for the 2015 Canadians bee swap.  This is a Bonnie Hunter block and the original tutorial for it is found here http://quiltville.blogspot.ca/2005/06/scrappy-mountain-majesties.html

Our bee bunny of the month wanted bright modern fabrics paired with low volume.  Hopefully I did it right. She asked that we not sew the four pieces together as she wanted to play with layout.   I love how it looks.

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I have to make two Valentine’s postcards this weekend so I’m lined up to sew…  What do you have planned for your weekend?

Janet

8 comments:

  1. Nice photos. Well done. Can't wait o see the post cards. I'm thinking I might do some of these this year

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  2. What a nice trip! I bet it was something to see the whales and turtles. When we were scuba diving, I always wanted to see a turtle, but I never did. Nice fabric choices on the block!

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  3. Isn't nature a marvel, great photos! Valentines already? Wow, and I thought January just started LOL!

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  4. I loved the big green sea turtles when we were in Hawaii! What I am doing this weekend...a friend is coming over and we are going to watch a craftsy class together.

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  5. more gorgeous pics of your holiday,
    great block, had to pop over to see how they are made. I didn't know they were that easy! thanks for the link I can see me making some of them in the future.

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  6. How exciting to have seen sew many Humpbacks and turtles..
    love the block and will check out the link.
    Enjoy making your Postcards..

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  7. Looks like you enjoyed that holiday right down to the very end!
    Welcome home.

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  8. Welcome home! I love whale watching. My weekend has been busy -- sewing by machine Friday and Saturday and hand-stitching on Sunday.

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