Well it was a fairly uneventful week away in Wisconsin with the assorted in-laws... absolutely no quilty content to report on! Most of the time was spent just outside Wisconsin Dells -- thankfully after the main tourist season. The trees around our townhouse were full of birds, but I only managed to catch this one on film. We don't have red-headed woodpeckers in California, so it was a treat to see. There were a ton of blueish little birds around the golf course when I was walking there one evening. Were they bluebirds? Is anything else small and blue?
(edited to add -- not bluebirds, since they had no red on them. I should know, since I was a Bluebird when I was a little girl, and had to wear a silly red vest!)
We took my MIL on a boat tour of the Upper Dells one day. The Dells are a narrow part of the Wisconsin River with a particular kind of sandstone (Potsdam, I believe) that erodes in interesting ways. Here' s a spot where we stopped and walked in a little ways; that's someone's head at the bottom of the photo!
A nice little spot on the river...
I found this amusing: it was at the hotel we stayed at for a couple of nights in Madison. I've never seen pillows arranged this way before -- they were awful, bouncy foam pillows, too, so as soon as you touched them they ended up on the floor.
My MIL had bought a serger about three years ago that she never touched, so we brought it up to the Dells with us so that I could teach her how to use it -- no mean feat, since I had never used a serger before! Only trouble is that now I'm sort of thinking it would be fun to have one myself... although I haven't completely convinced myself. If I do succumb to the urge, I would probably want to get one of the less expensive ones (I'm not afraid of threading it!) rather than a Babylock. Do any of my faithful readers (LOL) own and use a serger? Comments?