Monday, February 17, 2020

Friendships on a Monday

Last Monday I asked if Michelle was interested in going to a quilt show and hiking in Washington. Life is good when friends say YES! LOL

So, quilts I'll show on Wednesday, today I'll share our outdoors.
 I had a bit of time to kill in Portland waiting for Michelle to finish work, so went for a quick jaunt in Powell Butte Nature Park in Portland. I just LOVE the forest!!

 Then we took off to Bremerton, WA. 
The town itself is pretty old and so was one of the motels that had rooms available, We aren't snobs and only need clean beds. In the morning this was the view from our balcony!! What the room lacked in class it gained with the view!
The weather was pretty lousy after the quilt show so we opted to drive the 30 minutes to visit this quilt shop in Port Gamble. Oh my goodness! This town was so darn charming!!

 The shop used to be a horse stable. 
The weather cleared and the employee told us of some hiking trails just a few minutes away. 
We ended up in twisted trails of Port Heritage Forest park.

After returning to our hotel and cleaning up we had a lovely meal of seafood. I opted for cioppino. If it is on the menu, I'll order it! My favorite!!
Cioppino is a fish stew originating in San FranciscoCalifornia. It is an Italian-American dish and is related to various regional fish soups and stews of Italian cuisine.
Cioppino is traditionally made from the catch of the day, which in San Francisco is typically a combination of Dungeness crabclamsshrimpscallopssquidmussels and fish, all sourced from salt-water ocean, in this case the Pacific. The seafood is then combined with fresh tomatoes in a wine sauce.

 After a good nights rest....
We opted for one more short hike to a waterfall!

Peekaboo at a bit of blue sky!

There really is something to be said for women supporting one another! If your girlfriends aren't doing this, then find some new ones!

I just finished this book and I think I saw it on Diane's blog. I feel pretty good about making time for what is important to me. What about you? 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday Fun

I'm heading to a quilt show! If you'll be at Kitsap Quilters Show and you see me, please say hi!
I had the pleasure of speaking at 2 guilds this past year in Gig Harbor and Port Orchard. it is such a beautiful area and I'm looking forward to going!
Here's the link-

I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie who is now living in Central Oregon. She finished her Sweet land of Liberty top. We did this as a Humble Quilt sewalong and you can use the search box in the upper left to find out more info. Debbie, your top is really wonderful!

Here is a sneak peak at the 2020 quiltalong, Anniversary Quilt, by Jan Patek and Linda Brannock. Again, you can use the search box to find more info. My pieces are not sewn yet!!

We have had some beautiful blue skies and cold nights and mild days. Today we had black clouds blow in and the sky looked menacing. Tonight in the hot tub all the stars are out! Such fickle weather!!

Happy Valentines Day! Because I'll be away, honey and I went out last night. 

I hope you have a really fantastic weekend!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

String Quilt Number 2!!

Last years was our stringalong adn I have them both completed! Whoop!Whoop!

Thankfully Diane's schedule was open and what these quilts needed were all over patterns.

Thanks for stringingalong in 2019! 

If you are looking for a long arm quilter, I can recommend Diane, Butterfly Threads Quilting. 

I'm having a great week and I hope you are too!

Monday, February 10, 2020

More This and That on a Monday!

Thank you Diane Bryant for the dresses for my mission trip later this year! 

My lighting was a little off- sorry. I love seeing the little girls faces light up when they see I am giving them a pretty new dress!

 Thank you friends who shared your neons for my stars!! Aren't they cool?? I love them!
And vintage indigoes!! Oh my! Thank you!! Thank you!

I took out this box of vintage indigo half square triangles and will be using them with the vintage scraps!!

My daughter came to visit! It has been awhile and the weather was so nice. 
Because trekking in Peru is coming up we went for a hike while she was here. 

This was at the top of the hill!  

Let's make it a fantastic week!