Monday, November 29, 2010

Clifty Falls Mural

I had a very relaxing time during our stay at Clifty Falls Inn. One of the most comforting moments is right after a meal at the lodge's restaurant. Your tummy is full and there are plenty of rocking chairs and recliners just calling your name!

This Mural ia at the Clifty Falls Restaurant
Outside the Clifty Inn Restaurant in the Lodge, is a Family Room. On the wall is a mural which looks to be about the size of a full size quilt. I took the opportunity to study it while Steve relaxed with his newspaper.

The mural seems to be a map of all the trails in the Park.

I was impressed with all of the detailed artwork .

Look at these little guys, made out of fabric and yarn.

Good ol' SMOKEY the BEAR.

Neat wildlife, and - look another little guy!

"Only YOU can prevent Forest Fires!"

ewww! a skunk!
Some one even made a little guy looking out of his sleeping bag to find Mr. Skunk passing through!

A bunch of small animals

Is that a compass of some sort?

Where the Buffalo roam.

I see Smokey and the little guys again! 

A very pretty otter.

You "otter" see this mural in person. I came home with a bunch of ideas for a cute quilt after viewing this! 

Clifty Falls State Park
Madison, IN

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Guess who's coming for dinner?"

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
Mr. Turkey just stopped by to peek in, but ran away when I asked him to "Stay for Dinner!"

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CLIFTY FALLS .. a peaceful getaway

Steve and I planned a small getaway to CLIFTY FALLS
It's been a wonderful week for being out and about, the temperature in Southern Indiana has been around 73 degrees in the daytime.  Makes it hard to remember that on the 5th day of November, we had a dusting of snow!
Over breakfast, we planned our day
There are lots of neat places to visit, like ANTIQUE MALLS, 3 WINERIES,and lots of SHOPS! We really liked window shopping the best.
I really enjoyed the Local Yarn Shop
There was a shop that had a very pretty spinning wheel in the window, surrounded by hand knitted lace and lots of skeins of wool in awesome colors.

Steve had his eye on an old 1861 SPRINGFIELD
Steve went over to the next shop window , the Black powder Civil War rifle had his attention.

The lace and spinning wheel had me drooling!
One of these days, I would love to learn all about wool from "sheep to spinning"

machine through the shop window
Three very antique sewing machines were in the same window as the 1861 Springfield Rifle. If you ring the bell, they would open the shop, I think it was a mini museum. Everything was covered with dust, I would have loved to see the black dress up close along with those 3 sewing machines. To my disappointment, no one was around to answer the call.

I like this one!
I think this one was my favorite ^

sewing machine with it's peddles below
I have a vintage Singer 201-2 , (1943 model), this machine could possibly be made 80 years earlier, or so
fancy foot peddles
Not the kind of treadle I saw on Grandma's sewing machine!


Granny Square Afghan for my daughter, Amy
Back at the Lodge, I took out my afghan that I've been making for Amy, almost done- except for weaving in close to 500 pieces of yarn on the back! I knew I should have been doing that part as I was going along. Live and learn!!

A cap for the Cancer Center in town.
I think I must have an ADHD , not really, forgive me. But I do love VARIETY. I go from embroidery to quilting to crochet- OH!  LOOK A SQUIRREL!

I also did a little quilting on JUNGLE BABIES
This was my balcony and the view was superb, I could see the Barges go by with coal.
The Ohio River
A very relaxing time indeed!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


 I love the monkey's cute face!!

quilt is in my favorite chair, originally uploaded by Patsyquilts.
I've been going through my UFO's and found the JUNGLE BABIES quilt panel by Patty Reed.
 Maggie, my Boston Terrier tried to chew on the edge. Frustrated, I put it away. It's back on my lap again as a challenge to become an "FO' !
So I shall sit in my favorite chair this weekend and quilt away...
Mrs. Arthritis
it's fun to take pictures with my left hand - NOT! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pumpkin Hat made from DRESDEN PLATE pattern by SUE

Halloween is now over, but it was a time for good creative fun. Sue made this very cute Pumpkin Hat for her granddaughter to wear with her costume.

Elizabeth wearing pumpkin hat made from DRESDEN PLATE pattern by SUE

Elizabeth wearing pumpkin hat made from DRESDEN PLATE pattern by SUE, originally uploaded by Patsyquilts.
Putting Elizabeth in the high chair with an ice cream cone was the only way she could keep her still long enough to get a picture.
The hat used regular Dresden Plate segments all in orange. Keeping a hole open in the center, made it easy to stick a ponytail through.
She was such a cutie- hope everyone had as much fun as Elizabeth on Halloween !