Another one of my favourites - I actually have it on a bracelet (that has a bicycle on it - of course) and pretty appropriate as I start this summer's bike trip tomorrow. (and already thinking about what to do next year).
Well before one leaves on an adventure - life goes on at home. In addition to gathering a couple of class samples (one I had to make), one I had to dig out of the TO BE QUILTED boxes, I had some class requirements to make up. Whew - I think I am done with that. If not - well - I'm not and that is all there is!
Then it was back to blogging. I am making good progress and am pretty much right on schedule. I have one more to complete this morning, I want to proof a couple of them and there remains one left - the most fun one. But that will have to wait until I am back.
Like everyday at our house - it is hard to work WITHOUT an interruption. But when the interruption is so cute - how can you say no?
Guess who came to visit AGAIN!!!!! Yep - I think Milo needs to move in permanently. He is just the cutest and we love him!!!!
|Milo - he just runs around so much and it was a bit humid - he was hot!!!!|
|Milo and Sammy taking a break|
|I just love how he lies with his back legs flat out!!!|
Apparently Milo was checking out the pond. I guess he thought he was a god dog? and could walk on water. Anyway - he fell in. At least we know he can swim!!!! And what did he do??? Oh yes - right into the house - there was water everywhere. The silly kids did not predict that he would run in the house. And let's not forget the time when he attempted to run outside - right into the screen!!!! Yep - we need to work on him a bit. Well between running around in the house and out - he was a mess!!!!! But still cute.
|A VERY WET DOG - but he kept his head dry!|
|Sammy then had to check out what had happened to Milo. She NEVER goes to the pond - at least never in that spot. Although she tested the waters - she knew better than to step off!|
So there is ONE bad thing about Milo coming over. Sparky, Sammy and M are all worried that Milo will surpass them in tags on the blog!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yes - it is a big deal - who has the most. I guess they all get a tag today - just to keep things even. But come on - you have to do something exciting to get a tag!!!!!!
|See how much the green stuff has grown up in and around the pond this year. I think it is going to be time for a BIG pruning this fall.|
Well tonight I will be sleeping in my tent. I am actually looking forward to it. Nice and quiet (hopefully). No storms I hope!
I spent a bit of time yesterday getting everything organized. Amazing how it all comes back and you know exactly what is missing. The red bag is all the camping/sleeping stuff. Orange bag is clothes. The two small red bags are what I will carry on my bike. Last year - I only took one and I ended up in the rain several times without a decent coat - so this year I will carry the darn thing every day - I hope I won't need to use it. Of course my helmet and the grey backpack is the entertainment bag! I got everything charged up last night so I think I am good to go. Only thing I am missing is a bike box to ship my bike back home. I asked earlier this week, but the store got over zealous and cut them up without remembering me!!!!!
|Packed and ready to go!|
I also did a bit of checking this morning - cross referenced our route (thanks to the maps that I saved from last year). Apparently we go past FIVE quilt shops that are on the Row by Row Experience. Well - actually six, but the first one is on Monday and they are closed. Several we ride right past. I sure missed them last year - of course - I was following Neil and his focus was on the goodies!!!!!
None of the five shops have license plates so if I don't get a chance to stop - I'm not going to worry about it. But would be fun to grab one or two patterns at least. It will depend on the weather, the time and how I am feeling. I may want/need a break!!!!
I will be riding out tomorrow morning with the rest of the Tour du Canada group. I am a bit nervous since they have been riding since the middle of June and I have been messing around with everything else but cycling. Slow and easy is going to be my motto for the first week. OK - for the entire trip!
Although I should be able to keep the blog up to date, if you don't hear from me - don't be alarmed. We are at the mercy of internet connections in the camp grounds which are not always the best. I have visions of sitting in many laundry rooms blogging. That is usually where the connections are located. If you don't see my blog - check out Craig's blog. I have been following him since they left Vancouver. They seem to be having a LOT of tail winds and I want those!!!! I'll be updating Facebook when I get into camp (provided I have cell service which is pretty good from here to the east coast)
On that note - I am out of here to get my last day of blogging done. So don't forget to check out QUILTsocial.com this week. I am the guest blogging and you get to see why I am so excited about this new sewing machine from Husqvarna Viking. PS - it is the Opal 690Q.
Have a great day!!!!