Summer seems to have finally arrived in Wisconsin. It is very typical to have ugly spring weather, and this year was one of the ugliest. It was cold and rainy all spring. The good thing about that was that the cold temperatures kept the severe weather much of the country was experiencing away from us. So, I’m not complaining.
Some of the worst weather seemed to have been on weekends, definitely not good camping weather. However, this weekend was just beautiful. Temperatures in the high 80s and sun, sun and more sun. Friday’s high was actually 91 degrees.
We had only three sites reserved, but on Friday people just kept coming. We ended up with fifteen of our twenty-five sites occupied.
The state had declared this weekend as a free fishing weekend, so the boat launch was also very busy. Many people were fishing along the shore. I saw quite a few sunburned faces last night.
To top off a fantastic day, we had a gorgeous sunset last night.
There’s been quite a bit of activity around the birdfeeders, as well. Although, it seems the red-winged blackbirds are keeping other birds away. They are quite aggressive.
The finches have found us. They are so pretty. I’ve had the hummingbird feeder out for a few weeks. So far, I’ve only seen two hummingbirds, and both times they left very quickly. Hopefully, now that it’s warmer, we’ll see more.
Yesterday I went to a quilting class in Beaver Dam at Nancy’s Notions Quit Shop. It’s a large store with a huge warehouse. They do quite a bit of internet and catalog business. In fact, Nancy even has her own sewing show on public television.
I’ve made a few quilts, but have just used straight lines to do the quilting. This class was called “Free Motion Quilting”. I learned a lot of new ways to quilt. It was fun, although some of the designs will definitely require more practice. Here’s the sampler I worked on.
I have a quilt top almost finished, and I’m excited to try out some of what I learned when I start quilting it. I’m sure it will take me some time, but when it’s done I’ll post a picture.
Nothing too eventful during the week. I did go to Eric’s on Wednesday and finished stripping the wallpaper in his half bath, except for the little area behind the toilet. I have to wait for Eric to remove the toilet tank to do that little spot. This week I plan to start on the main bath.
I also attended a safety training meeting at Beaver Dam Hospital to complete my volunteer training. I’m supposed to do my volunteering at the hospital’s day care. Hopefully, that will start soon. It’s taken over a month to get approved, but I’m finally good to go. Lots of paperwork and hoops, but I guess that’s a good thing. In today’s climate, you can’t be too careful.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!