Big and Little

It’s been a beautiful fall week here – even if it is a little cooler than normal for this time of year. Last weekend we made the trip to Point Pelee National Park, about a three hour drive from where we live. Point Pelee is the southernmost point in Canada and a great place for bird and butterfly watching as it is a stop on the migratory route for many bird species as well as Monarch butterflies.

We didn’t see that many butterflies because we weren’t there at the perfect time of day, not to mention the lower numbers of Monarchs generally – probably due to the impacts of reduced habitat (people clearing milkweed). But we did find this little guy sunning himself by the visitor’s centre.

PeleeMonarch

And here’s the view from the point, standing on the last little bit of sand before entering Lake Erie (the waters of which are apparently VERY dangerous here because of the currents around the point) and looking back toward land.

PointPelee1

And now for the quilt connection :). You first saw Little a few weeks ago – she was just a top then. But on the way to Point Pelee, she received her final touches, with a beautiful pink binding to compliment her pink ties and frothy pink backing (more on that in a minute). Here she is showing off at the entrance to the park.

LittleAtPelle

And here’s her gorgeous back:

LittleBack

That pink “minky” imitation fabric is as soft as down, if a little hard on the eyes, but still just perfect for someone who will soon be a big sister. MY big sister took one look at Little lying on the floor, pinned and ready for tying and said, “you’ll have a nice strip left of the backing to make a little pillow.” Der, of course – wish I’d thought of that! Pillow to follow in a bit :).

And, for daddy – a second, matching quilt from his polo shirts. This is Big:

BigFront

Sorry – the last stitch completed on the binding just a little too late for an outside picture (now that it’s fall, it’s becoming a challenge again!). And on the back of Big, a nice blue fleece polka dot:

BigBack

Maybe not quite a soft as the pink, but still soft, comfy and warm for a daddy to keep warm over the winter (and they DO get winter in Saskatchewan!).

And, all snuggled up together – Big and Little:

BigAndLittle

And that’s one (1!) Way-Back Project complete! Too bad – no link up with Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts this week because of technical difficulties (I can relate!), but I would have linked up as this is a double finish :)!

It’s still warm enough to ride my bike to work and this week, Mr. G.B. Heron has moved to my side of the pond on a couple of evenings. I had to stop to take another photo of him, but he was definitely aware of me and actually turned his back to me to let me know what he thought of my presence – having raised children, I’m used to this reaction :).

GBHeron

Here’s to happy trails and a warm autumn!

PointPelee2

L

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