|Home Grown Gerber Daisy Love by ADORNit|
Isn't it cute? I finished the light green on the leaves and got quite a few of the petals stitched on the trip. I had purchased a Snap frame and it was easy to break down and store in a zip bag and carry onto the plane in my purse. The green was stitched with two strands of DMC thread, but I used a spool of Sulky 12 wt thread equal to two strands straight off the spool for the pink petals. It was my first time using this thread and I'm liking it. See more Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy's Quilts.
I'll just share a couple of trip pics here, I took dozens! We traveled north from our brother Ted's in Scottsdale on Highway 17 through Flagstaff and then took Highway 89A to Marble Canyon, a couple hours further north, arriving within an hour of sunset.
While slightly out of focus in this pic, the Vermillion Cliffs were ablaze in the sunset as we pulled up to Marble Canyon Lodge with our Dad and younger brother. I love the red rocks. Dad took Kathy and me on a quick perusal of the area, down to Lee's Ferry a few miles away and the boat dock we'd go to and meet the guide next morning.
Our fishing trip lasted most of the day on Thursday. This pic is of a part of the Colorado called Horseshoe Bend. We spent a couple of hours over the day traveling up and then drifting back while fishing. High above, we could see tiny specks of people looking down from the plateau above. Our guide noted the cliffs were as tall as the Empire State Building here--over 1,000 feet. Such spectacular scenery I don't think I could ever grow tired of it.
A selfie while ashore. My sister said, "Don't wrinkle your forehead!"
To everyone's surprise, I caught the first two fish of the day (my first time river fishing ever), but no more. Kathy caught five, Dad and Ted three and four, I believe. Our guide, Mike, who has been working for 25 years on the river, gutted the Rainbow Trout and cooked them on the grill right on the boat for lunch. So delicious. I'll share some more trip pics next post. It was a great day!