Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Summer Solstice and Robbins and Bunnies

It is officially summer! The days will gradually get shorter again daylight wise. Sunrise was 5:55am and Sunset today 10:03…summer days here are long. Of course we pay for that in December.

We were under a heat warning yesterday and it was extremely hot. At one point it was 33C and with the humidity much higher. The black flies and mosquitoes have been abundant so other that my gardening tasks I hid out in my studio quilting my day away.

The robins nest is looking very full

Last week while cutting the grass Erik discovered a bunny nest. It was such a treat to see especially because Liam was with us and was able to see it.

Unfortunately two mornings later the nest was empty, we found one lone bunny not far from the nest.

Bunnies are so well camouflaged!

Knowing that it’s best to leave them we let it be, however it didn’t move and after a huge thunderstorm it was soaked and still so we brought it in.

One of Eriks daughters is a true animal lover and encouraged us to rescue this bunny and she found someone to take over for us. We got word yesterday that the bunny is thriving.

The night before discovering the nest, there was a bunny looking in my Long-arm room window, when I brought Liam into the room to see, it hopped onto the window sill and stood up looking right at him. Later I noticed it was hopping erratically all over the yard. I wonder now if it was the mom and was aware of the predictor that took her baby’s.

The pool is almost set up again and yesterday when I went to check the water temperature there was a bunny resting beside the pool. They often hang out around the house.

Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Quilting, Life and Spring….?

I think everyone around here is holding their breath as we have had two days of sunshine and today it’s raining and so far no snow. The temperatures are still hovering around 0C

The snow is finally beginning to recede and we can now see the top of the well and a little more ground.

Every spring I look forward to the robins returning…so far there is one and early this morning he began banging on our windows!


I sure hope his friend arrives soon or is around already.

On the quilting front I have been busy and will soon have quilts to show…I like to wait for the maker to see them first. Here is a peek though…

Cathy’s kaleidoscope quilt. I always love her quilts and this scrappy one makes my heart sing!

Travel is looking much more possible in our near future and this week Liam was thrilled to find a Wisconsin Dells catalogue in our mailbox…that required some serious study!

We took Liam to the Dells in 2019 with a plan to return the next summer and the next which of course couldn’t happen. Hopefully this summer!
Wendy's Longarm Quilting, Thunder Bay, Ontario

A Lot of Life Happening…

There is a quilt on my Longarm ready for trimming and another ready to be delivered…

Today is Erik’s 65th birthday and last day of work! The long awaited and planned for retirement begins! We will begin it with a lot of fishing as we are still restricted in travel.

Today is also Liam’s half birthday which he is also pretty excited about. He and Pappa have been discussing ice cream cake for some time.

Liam and I went on a hike not far from here, yesterday…his first long hike with me and half way through he asked if we could start doing it more often. It’s an hour and a half and a good workout!

We were also testing out the new walkie talkies they worked really well.

The hike is in a conservation area which made for a great teaching opportunity.

Adding his Inukshuk
Hard to resist!

When we got home, Pappa had discovered a mouse family in our boat…I went inside while Liam excitedly assisted in the eviction!

He thought bringing the evidence close to my face was pretty funny!

So our summer is beginning. I will still continue to Longarm Quilt as it’s just what I do 😊

One of the most exciting to Liam esp was this discovery under our deck which is in clear view from the pool. More to come on that I hope!