I am slowly getting back into the sewing swing of things. Remember the fun embroidered blocks my sister in law made for her grandson? After some research I found some John Deere fabric and have completed the twin size quilt top.
The fleece fabric for the backing has been ordered to finish this quilt for an adorable little man!
This is a little table topper made from scraps of one of my favorite quilts. I think it works fine in the dining room with the new light fixture.
October is my favorite month. I hope you are off to a good one!
Hello friends! I am back from an amazing 17 day trip that included:
12 different hotels
two new states to cross off our 50 State project
We landed in San Francisco just long enough to pick up the rental car and head north up the scenic and adventurous Route 1.
Continuing up the California coast, we drove through the Avenue of the Giants on the way to Idaho (#28).
The 6 hour detour to Crater Lake National Park was well worth it. Spectacular (I've done no editing to these pictures.)
Heading west to the beautiful Oregon coast including fun in the sand dunes.
Astoria is lovely and fun.
After a few days in Portland, we ventured to Mt. Hood.
Then we took a couple of days to experience the Columbia River Gorge staying in Stevenson, Washington.
Then off to Idaho (state #29) to beautiful Coeur d'Alene with adventures that included hiking, renting a boat and a sea plane ride.
Leaving the west coast and flying back to Boston necessitated a stop in Chicago, IL to see our son, who valiantly sat through all 767 pictures of the trip.
It was indeed a successful trip full of diverse and dramatic scenery, tasty local food and beverage, interesting people (both local and fellow tourists) and new adventures. Now, it is time to dust off the sewing machine and make some progress on those WIP's and new projects rolling around in my mind. I can't wait!!
...even if it does not include any sewing right now. I can count in minutes the amount of time I have spent sewing in the last month. And September is not going to be much different. It has been a wonderful summer.
Family gatherings, lots of company at the lake, hikes, much time spent on the water...
....beautiful weather, various charity events, major family milestones, good food and beverages.
We will be traveling in September, leaving soon for California, Oregon and Idaho. You can be assured there will be quilt shops included in the itinerary.
Thank you for your patience with my quiet sewing blog. I'll be back soon with lots of stories to share!