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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Went Fishing... And All I Caught...

Was some sun. We decided to have my nephew Nick over the weekend so he could get a chance to use that new fishing rod and tackle we got him for Christmas.

My head was feeling better (but not my stomach) by early evening on Friday so I picked Nick up and after getting some provisions for the weekend I took him to DQ. Now doesn't this picture make for a great DQ commercial??? We spent the evening lazing around... he even dared to challenge me to Star Wars Trivial Pursuit. He should of known the attempt was futile. I soundly kicked his butt.

Today was spent fishing. While I taught at TKD the boys went to a river nearby... where I heard Nick fell in four times (wish I had been there with the camera!) and caught four fish. After TKD they picked me up and we went off to fish in the Madawaska River in Arnprior. I didn't catch anything... but then I tend to get bored quickly when the fish aren't biting... I read my book, took a nap under a willow tree, and cast my line in every once in awhile. Todd is patient and persistent and he caught a 6 pound Northern Pike. (See Ann, Dan and other Brighton area dis-believers... Todd does exist! Then again I could be teasing you with pictures of some random guy fishing today ;-) )

I've been working on Kathy's Ornament RR... a snowman, he's coming along nicely. Now I do like doing RR's and such, but at the moment I just can't wait to get them all done (the ones I have at the moment). I'd really like to get back to stitching my own stuff.
While on the topic of stitching, when I was waiting for Nick I was finally able to get a picture of a quilt my Mum put together for my niece Emma two years ago. The squares are from the Vermillion International Bears (when they were freebies on the net), which I did as a RR many years ago.

Now for our iris of the day. A new variety I put in this year called Spartan its a beautiful red/burgundy bloom! I've been asked to take a picture of my iris bed... I'm still waiting for a couple of more varieties to bloom first!


Vonna said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun fishing!
Todd looks like he definitely caught a keeper :)

Jennifer said...

Wow! That flower is gorgeous!! I love the quilt as well.

I feel your impatience. I've worked on a bunch of things in a row that were picked by other people and I'm really itching to get back to my own stuff!!

Dawn said...

The quilt is beautiful!

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claudia said...

Your nephew looks so blissful with that nice ice cream cone! I'm like you with the fishing, if they aren't biting, I'm a napping! Beautiful iris. Love that color.

stitcherw said...

Nick looks like he is really enjoying his ice cream, and Todd certainly did catch a nice fish. Sounds like a good time was had all around. The bear quilt is lovely. I saw those patterns when they were out, but don't remember seeing them stitched up, they really look nice, and are a perfect size for quilt squares.