Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Workin' Wednesday

I picked this up at my local thrift store and have really enjoyed it! Stories of women and their quilts- right up my alley! There are patterns too with variations. A lot of history and research has gone into this book and I recommend it highly! (available used on amazon for next to nothing)

**** If anyone knows of someone who can help update my aging blog, please let me know! I'm willing to pay!!

Upcoming lectures:

Mt Bachelor Quilter's Guild
Bend, Oregon
June 10th
  • 6:15-6:45 pm - refreshments are served 
  • 6:45-9:00 pm - guild business/event topics, door prizes, fat quarter drawing, book raffle, special program, plus "show and tell".
  • Meetings are held in Bend at Partners in Care, 2075 Wyatt Court

Tualatin Valley Quilt Guild
Portland area
June 18th

7:00 pm – 9:00 pmKing City Civic Association, 15245 SW 116th Ave, Portland, OR 97224, USA
Please be sure if you come to stop by and say hi!

A hiking group I am on were doing a day hike about 3.5 hours away from me. I do have a difficult time with a drive that is longer than the hike, so I asked a friend if she wanted to meet up and backpack and that is exactly what we did! Weather was warm and the falls were beautiful!

It is harder and harder to find old growth forests.

I kept feeling like I was in the movie Jurassic park! LOL 

Straight ahead was Siouxon creek- always nice to sleep next to a babbling brook. Got to try out my new one person tent- thumbs up!
After setting up camp we day hiked to a couple of larger falls, then forded the creek back to camp. We thought we were going to be hiking about 4miles in... somehow 4 turned to 10, then 7 back out. It was worth it! So relaxing and restorative.


  1. I think I have that book! I'll have to go dig in my library ... after my measly 2.5 mile walk with my pooch! Lol!

  2. Jeanna's books are always amazing and this one is no exception. What an amazing hike you had. Absolutely gorgeous falls. I keep hoping your posts will inspire me to do the overnight thing. I haven't done it for years!

  3. That book seems to be very interesting ! Enjoy !
    Oooh I love the green of the forest.... and the falls... thank you for sharing !

  4. The green ferns and moss---I thought fairy tale, not Jurassic Park,lol. You hiked 17 miles!? Wow. Do you ever worry about theft when you leave your camp for what must ave been a fairly long time?

    The book is lovely, look at those polka dot pineapples, love them!


  5. I have that book - it's a keeper.

  6. I will come to the Tualitan lecture. Didnt realize you were doing this one

  7. You should check out this amazing quilt by Carla at A Few of My Favorite Things blog. I bought this book because of her, but have never made the quilt.

  8. Great way to spend a weekend! Looks like it was a great hike!

  9. I never know whether to feel sad, or glad, that these older very carefully researched and written quilt books are now for sale for so little. I never knew that book - looks good. AND, wow, wow, wow, you were sure surrounded by some awesome lush natural beauty for your backpacking!!

  10. What a great hike,beautiful pictures!!! So peaceful,wish I lived by you to hike along! Enjoy!!!

  11. I have the Jeanna Kimball red and green quilt book. I like everything she has published.

  12. wish I could come to your lecture! You've been on some amazing hikes lately.
    I have that book too. It is a good one.

  13. the scenery is breathtaking! Those ferns look huge. I have that book and enjoy it a lot.


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