This is Country Lane in the Forest Preserves of Cook County (or Crook County as we Chicagoans and Suburbanites call it).
The song in my head always when we start out is Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver.
My day started out with a 5.5 mile hike. Not a walk. A hike.
This pic is my proof.
It was a tough hike…you can barely see the first of many hills in the distance in this pic.
My allergies were in full force.
It will be a double Allegra day.
But it felt good.
We have been walking about 15 miles a week now. It would be more honestly but still tied to my desk finishing up my manuscript.
There will be much more walking/hiking/biking from mid August on.
Yesterday was a fun day at Chez Depre.
Got a message earlier in the month that my good friend Mary Kerr and Shannon Shirley would be passing thru my neck of the woods (note that great tie in to the earlier segment) while on their journey north to Oconomowoc WI and the The Upper Midwest Quilt Show.
Mary Kerr and I have been friends for many many years and it was so good to see her. I think we could sit for hours and chat if possible. She and Shannon stopped in for coffee and got to meet Cathy. New friendship were formed.
Both Mary and Shannon have books also on the horizon and I will share more about them when they are released. So much fun, so much inspiration, we all love the same thing but have our own niches….quilting rocks!
Cathy has made all 100 blocks in Tula Pink’s latest book 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.
Isn’t it fantastic! My flash toned down the blue..it really is much more brilliant!
Leave a comment telling me your favorite John Denver song (and if you don’t like John Denver I suggest you fake it for now…lol) and I will pull a winner on Thursday morning at 6am!
Gonna hit the studio now…I think I will queue up “Sunshine on my Shoulders” on the iPod.
Enjoy the day,