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road trips

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
So…have you gone on any road trips lately? Now that I am fully vaccinated, I’m feeling a bit braver and am venturing further afield. (Don’t you hate it that nearly everyone starts their sentences with the word “so” these days?) Last weekend a friend and I drove out to the Iroquois Wildlife Preserve (Alabama swamps) to eagle watch. We were quite lucky to see about 5 bald eagles and 2 nesting sites. There are having “eagle watches” at the Cayuga overlook each Saturday through April. Volunteers have spotting scopes out and are very friendly in answering questions. Nice relaxing day.

Another nice road trip for some of you might be a drive to the Material Rewards quilt shop outside of Dansville NY. I used to pass by it on the way to visit my mom. And since I was going right by it, of course I had to stop in. Marty and Teri have started posting Tuesday Tidbit videos–this week’s is all about constructing half square triangles in a variety of ways. Click here if you’d like to watch. The least confusing route to get there is to go east on the NYS Thruway til you get to the Pittsford exit. Head south on the 390. When you get to exit #4 (I think it’s #4, it’s the 2nd Dansville exit heading toward Hornell) get off and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Material rewards will be on your left in about a minute or two. Beautiful fabric, lots of samples, and friendly folks.

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