Happy New Year, friends! It is back to quilting, reading, volunteering and birding for Steve and me. We had a lovely little trip this past week visiting Northern Idaho to play with Lisa, Chris and Caleb. While up in the Palouse, we had the rare chance to observe a Northern Hawk Owl that has been hanging out behind the Safeway in Moscow for over a month. Wish we had a fabulous picture to share with all of you but the light was dim and the best pictures are really being taken by Terry Gray:
Here is my poor attempt:
Steve and I did get a great look at a Prairie Falcon on our last Roswell Raptor Run in December:
According to E-Bird (http://ebird.org/content/ebird/), I recorded 90 different species in Idaho in 2013 – 74 of those were in Canyon County out of a possible high of 219. Guess it is time to strive for a few more —- My 2014 Goal: State – 120 different species, 100 of those to be seen in Canyon County.
As for quilting, the Iris Quilt is back on the front burner. My Mom handed me the stack of finished embroidered squares in the spring of 2012, not long before Griff was diagnosed with terminal cancer. They kept me busy through that fall and then through January, 2013. Steve created the quilting frame for me in March of 2013 and I began hand quilting it almost at once. I have the equivalent of one row completed and it is time to get back to the frame!
It should be a good year to make some serious progress on this lovely quilt!
Happy 2014 to all!!