Fishing for Applique in May – Block 20

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The number of boats in front of the cottage are causing Clutch some great concern. He's very protective of the bass and bluegills who are bedding in the shallow waters. It drives him (and me I guess) crazy when the fishermen are coming so close that we have to spend time almost every day retrieving lost lures that got stuck in the trees, shrubs and on our deck. Getting the dock in the water will help but it's been so darn cold that I haven't attempted it. Once that's in, Clutch can charge out the dock barking all the way and they usually give up. Bass season doesn't open until Memorial Day so they're here a little early hoping not to get caught by the sheriff. Good ol' Clutch needs a badge!
I'm hoping Kevin and Nicole will bring Brandon to the cottage so I can take him fishing and hopefully he'll catch his first big fish like Ben and Alan did last year. Then I'll clean it and cook it up for his dinner. Doing something like that makes all of the work up here and time away from Rob and the boys a little easier to bear.
Enough with the pontificating as my Daddy used to say.
Today's block looks a little weedy to me. I didn't forget a flower at the end of the empty stem. I studied the background of the antique quilt carefully and nothing was ever stitched there. Don't you wonder if Sally intended it to be that way or just forgot until it was too late to go back and add something?

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Sally Post Floral Sampler Block 20
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3 Responses to “Fishing for Applique in May – Block 20”

  1. Sal May 20, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    I am so very much enjoying my visits to your website each day and reading your thoughts on the Sally Post quilt! I’ve been able to save all 20 patterns and pictures and I look forward to the days I will sew Sally’s quilt. This is a GREAT opportunity you are sharing with the quilting community Gayle! Thank you so much!

  2. Denise Edwards May 20, 2008 at 9:38 am #

    Hi There Gayle, Guess Clutch can make a lot of noise and scare away the fishermen. I remember my first fish, my brother scaled it adn stuck a stick thru it and roasted it over an open fire, right out there and then. It was bliss. Your place sounds like heaven. Where exactly are you so we can look it up on google map.

    I think the empty stem might be an older flower that has lost all its petals. As there are flowers in different stages in the block, that might just be the case. Well thats it for me.

    Once again thank you.

  3. Penny from Canada May 21, 2008 at 7:16 am #

    Hi Gayle,
    I think this is one of those times when a little “poetic licence” is in order? I thought I would put a green “nub” on the empty stem and embroder a few yellow hairs like what is inside a flower[I am sure there is a name for them] and a few “fallen” petals at the bottom? What do you think?
    It’s nice to hear that Clutch is feeling better after his mishap in the snow and back on duty guarding the fish[apparently he should be on the sheriff’s pay roll!!With a sherriff’s badge on a little harness, now that would be cute!!]we have a friend with a spaniel that wears a life jacket, hat and sunglasses when she is in the boat [Dixie is the first “material girl” canine style dog that I know but a “working” little man would sure be cute]lol

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