I'll get to some quilt related pics after I share a little tale with you.
There is a riding stables near our cabin and every evening, they release the horses into the meadow behind us to graze and romp around. Each morning the cowboy rides out to round up the group accompanied by his dog, Midnight.
How do I know the dog's name?
Yesterday morning, the dog meet our other evening guest in the meadow and being a curious fellow, decided to check it out.
Next thing I hear is, "No, Midnight, No!"
Poor Midnight was pawing at his nose and rolling in the grass while the horses made a speedy retreat into the trees. I don't know who I felt worse for...the dog or the cowboy.
Needless to say, Midnight didn't join the cowboy on this mornings roundup!
Autumn's Finale by Ruan Robertson arrived in the mail. I could not be more pleased with my purchase and donation to the AAQI cause. I love her use of decorative stitches in the quilting and applique. According to the info on the site, the background fabrics were hand dyed by her, and don't you love the striped binding she chose. A true work of art!
I managed to get another Autumn House done. I am working furiously to prep as many of the blocks as I can before I return to AZ. I won't have my machine for 3+ weeks, so I need some handwork. My daughter has her machine that I can use, but I can't take all my fabrics home on the plane.
We did fit in a hike to the stunning Silver Creek Falls yesterday. With the snow still melting in the high country, all the rivers and creeks are running high, making for some impressive cascading water.
We continued above the falls, and around 8,000 ft I captured some pictures of a very unusual vine that was winding its way around the trees and bushes.
I have been unable to identify it in my Guide to Colorado Wildflowers, but later today I'll do a search and see what I can find out about this ephemeral beauty.