Flying At Last

The fact that the beaches were closed and there would be no sunrise Easter service really bothered me.  So the Saturday before Easter, we went to a field not too far away and flew our Easter kites.  The winds were gusty and the kites were up and down.  But they were up long enough to gather a couple of spectators who were driving by and stopped to watch.  We had a ghost delta kite, an angel kite and my handmade Easter kite in the air.  I was especially pleased to get the Easter kite up.

I finally got back to the sewing machine.  The appliqué is now complete on the giant Hata skin.  I must be currently obsessed with the sun as it is the motif of my last two kite builds.  The rest of the construction will go faster now.  Except, maybe, the edge binding and the tail.  I have to decide what kind of tail I want to use.  The most common tail is the fuzzy tail.  But I’ve found the zig-zag tail is faster to make as you don’t have to sew a line or ribbon all the way down the center of the tail and there is only half of the side cuts to make.  Decisions.  Decisions.

The Easter yard decorations are down and packed away.  I felt there still needed to be more color in the front yard.  Especially as the dogwood tree was losing its flowers.  So I got out some of the ground decorations that I use at kite festivals.  I wanted to use my crab ground bouncers but the wind is too low and erratic to keep them inflated.  So I set out my shark, fish and octopus mini-windsocks.  An aquarium in front of the house.  All overseen by our “watch” gator.

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So here’s hoping we get to fly again soon.

Fair Winds All