Well we got to Yellowstone National Park on the 15th. The campground is way busier than I like and crowded of course – you do not have large campsites and we are usually out so much daytime that we rarely set up much outside – usually tired by time we get back from running around all day.
The last couple evenings I decided to go ahead and get a Lemoyne Star block done and put the tumbler’s aside for a couple days. The Star block went together really quickly. If I remember right I have enough fabric cut out for 40 blocks to put together for a wall hanging. I don’t think it will be more than about 40”square – estimating – with sashing a little bigger. If you wish to see some hexies though stop over at Angie’s blog A Quilters Readers Garden and skip on around the blogs I have linked my tumblers there as she said that was ok too.
Here it is ready to work on.
I put this much together one day – these are 4.5 inch blocks.
Not pressed, I don’t have electricity at this campground and I doubt I will take time to press until sometime next week or – I feel it turned out straight though even if it doesn’t look like it here. I didn’t think to bring a rotary cutter to trim now a square ruler so that will wait until we get home.
This shot taken through the window of the camper on our way to the campsite – the buffalo were out full force to great us.
Big things aren’t they!
And shortly afterwards – not 30 minutes into the park there was a traffic jam which means only one thing in Yellowstone – a animal of some sort has been spotted – we parked inquired to the nearest people – a grizzly bear has been spotted on the other side of the rode up in the hills – there is a ranger out in the area of field where people have congregated to look. A ranger almost always seems to show up quickly when a bear has been spotted to keep stupid people from getting too close. Seeing as he was out there Mike got the zoom lens ready on his camera and out there with the crowd – knowing to stay where ever the ranger says to stay – the bear was quite a distance as even with his zoom this is the best he got:
Here is the ranger and the bear (bear is further away than it looks)
see that hump close to the head – grizzly’s have that.
I do wish it had been closer so we could have gotten better photos – we need to get Mike a better zoom lens! (I do not mean dangerously close!!! I just mean a little closer than the 3 or 4 football field’s away that it was to give you an example of distance – I stayed right next to the car even at that distance LOL)
An eagles nest up high in the tree I believe.
A good size deer the antlers were really neat and you could see the felt on them
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