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Flying boat

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While up visiting Dad this month, I saw a boat being lifted by crane onto a flat bed truck. The marina is being closed for the season. According to the newspaper the boat is 22000 lbs and 40 ft long.
From the angle I was sitting at to snap some of these photos it looked like it almost hit a sign and the building. Since none of the workers looked panicked, I think everything was actually well clear of the obstacles.
  It was interesting watching this come out of the water. Previously I'd only seen (and helped) when the trailer was backed down a ramp.

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Guild Workshop with Elizabeth Dillinger

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This month the guild speaker was Elizabeth Dillinger. On Saturday she taught her Zen Free Motion quilting class. I had been on the wait list but got a call on Monday that there was a spot for me. It was an excellent day.

In the morning we learned about setting up our machines and practiced some skills -- some free motion and some thread painting for drawing lines and where to look. After lunch we started in on a practice piece. She provide a larger floral print sandwich and we quilted/thread painted a flower then did some embellishments. All to add dimension to the flower. She's an excellent teacher and speaker.

This is the practice piece. I forgot to take a photo before I touched it so this is after some work is done.

I've started to do some marking on this flower in pencil but on the whole its how the manufacturer printed it.

This one I've started to prepare.

This one is stitched and then had ink and glitter added.

I came home with several pages of notes a…