Sunday, April 28, 2013

QT With Mom

 I've just returned from a week in Ft. Myers, FL 
enjoying Quality Time with my Mom.
Mom's view overlooks the mouth of the
 Caloosahatchee River as it flows into the Gulf of Mexico,
a lovely backdrop for the sock I started on the plane.
 The socks are pretty special for two reasons.
One, they're for a very dear, long-time friend 
for whom I want to send some TLC.
Two, the pattern is Ferry Beach, one of my
dear friend Lara Smoot's newest designs. 
I'm a fan of her easy-to-follow, attractive 
and very comfy sock patterns.
Stay tuned for the finished socks in a future post.
 This tower is in the back ground of the sock photos.
Here, I've gone out to the island in order to show 
more closely the majestic family of Osprey 
nested on the roof.
 The parents were often gone from the nest. 
Watching these three young ones hop around, screech 
and test their wings was very entertaining.
They're a chatty bunch with their wake up call 
(screeching) beginning at 6:30AM.
I understand. I'm a morning person, too.
The week went by fast, as vacations do,
and I already miss it all -
especially time with my Mom.
(I now realize I didn't take any pictures of her.
Next time, I promise!)

Thanks Mom!


  1. I'm so happy that you got to spend time with your mother - and - that you got a well- deserved break from the routine. Lovely photos!

  2. Thanks Tracy! I thoroughly enjoyed time with my Mom!

  3. I love these pictures! I live in the condo right next to your mom, and she told me about your blog. I am going to love following all you write about; my daughter also has a quilting blog, and your mom and I talk about how much the two of you would enjoy meeting each other. Hope you're both down here at the same time some time!