I received a wonderful email from my friend Kevin the quilter which really made my day! He took his family to the St. Louis zoo and took photos of the pelicans there. Could one of these be my little Pelly???
This is Pelly in July of 2014 when we rescued him.
Some of you may remember this. The Mississippi River was flooded (like it is now) and many birds and animals were swept out of their habitat. He was finally taken to the Coralville Raptor Center and eventually went to the St. Louis zoo. If he stayed there one year they would clip his wings and keep him permanently. I like to think that he is there and safe.
I will admit that every time I see a pelican float by…..especially if it is alone…..I do yell out “Pelly!”
I will admit that every time I see a pelican float by…..especially if it is alone…..I do yell out “Pelly!” I’m really not sure if Pelly was a he or a she. Could this be Pelly?
Or this one????
I went back and found some of the posts that I did when we found Pelly……you can’t believe how much fish a pelican can eat! I remember the first time I picked Pelly up and realized he weighed practically nothing…..it was all feathers!
Thank you, Kevin, for the memories and also for giving me the incentive to do a post!
As many of you know, my dad went into the hospital on May 15th and is still there. Surgery, infection, low blood pressure, water retention……he has had it all. We never know from one day to the next how he will be. It is a 40-minute drive to the hospital and by the time I get home……blogging is the last thing I want to do.
We had a bad night several days ago when the doctor was afraid he wouldn’t make it through the night and all of us were at the hospital. My dad has always been a fighter and even though he isn’t as optimistic as he used to be…..I have faith that we’ll get him out of the hospital soon. Thank you for your kinds thoughts and I’m sorry I haven’t replied to your emails and comments.
I had 3 quilts that needed to be finished for Fall Quilt Market for Island Batik and I am so happy that I finished the last one, took photos and have the box ready to put in the mail tomorrow. That is a relief!
I have a couple of AccuQuilt projects that are next in line to be finished.
I am so looking forward to ONE day at home doing nothing but staying in my quilt studio and working. That is my passion and love.
I am on the mid-day hospital shift so I had better get ready to go.