Hi friends. I went fishing this week. The last time I fished was when I was a little girl -- with my dad, standing on a dock, fishing with cane poles. We caught pan fish, I think mostly bluegills. I'm not a big fan of fish... so what was I doing fishing? Mark (DH) & some good friends, Craig & Nancy, were going out to lunch at the Rushing Waters restaurant in Palmyra. I wasn't going to go, because they serve mostly fish, but at the last minute I decided to go along. The restaurant has trout ponds, so you can catch your own rainbow trout & they prepare it how you want. I wasn't planning on fishing, since I wasn't going to eat any fish. The lady at the desk gave us an extra fishing rod, just in case... It was cold - maybe around 40 -- and WINDY! Very windy! I was kinda in charge of putting the worms on the hooks, since Nancy wasn't about to touch them. No one was catching anything, so I decided to go ahead and use the extra pole. The first bite stole my worm. Then later, I caught a nice one, but when I gave the pole a bit of a jerk to make sure he wasn't going to get away, my line broke! I walked back up to the restaurant to get a new pole & she gave me 2. By the time I got back down to the water, Mark had caught one. Then I caught a nice one and Mark caught another. Craig was helping Nancy, because she was having trouble casting & he caught one. We decided that was enough, and since we were all freezing, we went back in to have lunch. I ordered a salad and some delicious lamb chili, and everyone else ate fresh trout. We should have taken some pictures, but I think everyone was so cold, we didn't even think to do that. But it was fun.
Now something else I've been working on this week are some carrots for Easter. I saw these fun paper carrots here.
I have the die, so I thought I would give it a try. I used some thin orange card stock. The die cuts 3 pieces, & I need at least 10 carrots, so that meant running lot of card stock through my cuttlebug. I decided the easiest way to score them all was to make a template from card stock, which worked quite well, except it was getting ragged along the edge, so I made another one from cereal box chipboard. After scoring them all & punching holes for the string, I took them to my sewing machine and sewed assembly line style. I would much rather be sewing on fabric. Paper tends to slide around, so it's hard to keep a straight line.
I have some green hemp twine to use for tying the tops closed.
I also wanted to add a little tag. I have this cute little bunny stamp (PSX), which I stamped a bunch & then punched out tags. Then I practiced my watercoloring.
And this is what the finished carrot looks like.
Isn't that little bunny cute? Then I had to go to the store to get candy to put inside.
And for those who are wondering, I've made some progress on my crochet flower.
But I still have a little ways to go. It's not turning out quite as I would have liked, but I think it will be OK.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.