Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quilting, Motorcycles and Puppies

The title about sums up the way my days have been spent lately. I supposed I could have added gardening, but as that means trenching, digging weeds out of the vegetable spot and seeded but as-yet bare soil in said garden spot, it's not exactly the stuff of photo excellence.

Work is coming along steadily on the current crib quilt. Or was while the weather was damp and cool and the husband was up north.

I always like the pattern that emerges on the back of the quilt, a ghost image of sorts.

The weather has warmed up - finally! - in recent days, and in recent days there has been a new addition to the stable:

Yes, I finally acquired a sport bike! This is a 2006 Kawasaki Z750S. Brought it home last Monday. It was scuffed a bit in places but only has 10K kms on it (that's a summer riding season for me). The advantages of sleeping with a mechanic is knowing my ride will be healthy no matter what quirks the bike comes with. He dealt with the minor neglect issues and I've been using it the rest of the week. At a rated ( but not dyno'd) 120hp, it's more than enough for me. The windy Salmon River and Yankee Flats roads will see plenty of evening rides this summer as I tune in my sport bike skills.

Things are getting a bit crowded in the stable. There are two more bikes to the right of the top picture:

plus the little DiBlasi scooter in the shed ... although some might dispute its designation as a motorcycle (it's a tiny little folding scooter). The blue Yamaha scooter in the far back of the first pic is for sale, as is my trusty Suzuki 800.

I finished the (hopefully) final draft of the latest book design project. Sat down with my publishing partner one evening in an "I'm not leaving until it's all worked out" fine-tuning session. She's going over it with the client and (finger's crossed) planning to send it to the printers next week.

The Falkland Pro Rodeo is on this weekend. I'm working this afternoon, second shift in the beer gardens (serving & snapping cans, not drinking, thank you for asking). Possibly tomorrow as well. It's a three day event but I have things to do Victoria Day Monday.

And after the gardening-quilting-riding-publishing-beer wench activities, we must not forget the best part of a full and busy life:

No comments:

Post a Comment