A Slow Start

I am having a slow start to the month of March. I feel like February was a blitz of stitching and posting and March well, maybe I’m a little burnt out! Plus it is Lent and I do attempt to reduce my screen time and my indulgent hobby time in favor of more reflective and penitential activities. But I realize maybe some of you wonder where I have been and that’s part of it.

Also we were on Spring Break this week. We drove north to Flagstaff, Arizona, and to “Bearizona” which is a drive through wildlife park featuring, of course, black bears.

We saw their birds of prey show which was quite interesting and included this captive raised Great Horned Owl named George.

George is deaf so he is an exceptionally loud owl.

We continued our drive to the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas. I have never been! It is hard to convey how enormous it is in a picture.

Then we trekked over to Carlsbad, CA to Legoland for the kids and that is always a great time. This is a lifesize elephant of Legos!

Overall that made about 20 hours in the car. Unfortunately I am not too good at stitching in the car because I get motion sick but I was able to get about half of my ornament done for the Ornies SAL. This is “A Star, A Star” by The Sunflower Seed from JCS 2008. I love this carol (Do You Hear What I Hear) and enjoy having the refrain reverberate around in my head while I’m stitching it. This is one of those projects I have planned to do for a LONG time so I’m really glad to have an excuse.

This weekend I’ll try to get to my other SAL projects and posts so expect a blitz next week!

8 thoughts on “A Slow Start

  1. I love a good road trip and boy sounds like you definitely had one. We haven’t been to a lego land. I don’t know if it’s safe. I want to have all legos haha. Great stitching. Love the sparkle to the star.

    1. It was a great trip! You never know with our family how it will go-5 kids ages 1-11-but we had actually very peaceful journeys with lots of iPad playing and napping! 🙂 I hope you get to go to Legoland someday, it is a really fun amusement park for kids and adults I think-as an adult I appreciate all the work that goes into the model builds that are all over the park. They are amazing works of art and engineering!

    1. It was a fun one! You never know how a road trip with 5 kids ages 1-11 will go, but they were troopers! We did 4-6 hours a day and that was just fine. It was really fun to see new things we had never visited before! Must do more of that!

  2. What at fun trip you had, bears, owls, and Legos, you couldn’t go wrong! Hoover Damn is huge and pretty cool to see and drive over.
    Great shiny star, glad you were able to get some stitching in.

  3. Sounds like a great trip. 20 hours in a car here and you’d run out of land!
    Nice work on the ornie too. That 2008 was a good issue.

    1. That’s funny! But I guess, if we drove in a straight line West we would run out of land too!! We are about 6 hours drive from the Pacific Ocean if we drive straight there instead of making a loop!

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