Monday, June 5, 2023

Shenandoah Stars

Thanks for the good feedback on my joyful Friday post. That was fun!

This quilt has been put on hold long enough! I had it machine quilted and it just wasn't what I hoped for, so I removed it then hem-hawed around trying to figure out how to quilt it.

I moved forward and started doing some large cross hatching, not minding where the stitches fall. 
I've always liked an all-over pattern so I'll trust myself I'll like it when it is complete. 

The fan stitching lines should come out after washing when the quilt is completed.

My friend Michelle, has been traveling for about a month so we met halfway and caught up while hiking and camping.

How beautiful it was! 

Only after I started to take our food down that I thought you may be interested. We tie our food up and if we are in a populous bear area (or more remote) we will also add any lotion or anything smelly to our food bag. (no food in tent ever!) We find a high branch to throw our rope over and with a carabineer we attach our food bags and hoist it into the air, then tie our rope off on a nearby rock or tree. This method also keeps rodents from trying to get to your food as well. 

If you are hiking/camping in a heavy bear area you may be required to carry a bear canister or a campsite will have a bear locker where everyone stores there food, etc. overnight.  
Public service announcement of the day! Hahaha

Have a great week!


Friday, June 2, 2023

Joyful Friday!

Today's post, June 2, 2023 are the things that bring me JOY this week!

A little quilt remake by Mary R! Darling as ever!

Fresh eggs from my neighbor. They are so pretty!

I've seen some very small lizards around my house but none this long for several years! Look at that tail! At first I only saw the tail and thought it was a pack rat. I was thrilled it was Mr Lizard. 

Cara Cara oranges. I have to get these at my Trader Joes 1 hour away! Should have bought 2 bags!

Flowers at my front door.

Wildflowers on a hike.

Central Oregon mountains.

Two little blackbirds sitting on a stone......

Making plans for Peru!

Thank you for all your sweet comments on the newest basket quilt!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Basket Case!

I finally finished by little baskets on cheddar. I love it! I call it Basket Case and it measures 14"x15".

I'll be doing a class next month and I feel like all 3 of the basket quilts are very different and hopefully inspires everyone to make what they want!

I tried a little creative photography- haha not my strong point!

PeekaBoo Elsa! 

I used a fun print for the backing I picked up last time we were in Hawaii. 

I had a really wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend. I am so appreciative of all of those who have sacrificed their life for my freedom. 

Have a blessed week as we bid May farewell!

Friday, May 26, 2023

String Quilt From Class

Laura, from the North Idaho Quilters Guild finished her quilt from class! Yay! I love it! She took random size strips and center pieces and made liberated log cabin blocks! Isn't it wonderful?!

The day after my birthday my daughter and I went on a wildflower hike on the Columbia River. 
It was amazing!

She even brought presents for me to open when we stopped for a snack! And she offered to bring it all back down in her pack too! `She is the best for sure!

Cory and I backpacked for a one nighter! It was beautiful but at 5500' elevation it was pretty chilly after the sun went down. 

That's it for now. If you are traveling this holiday weekend please be safe!