Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back to Quilting

Along with everything else that has been going on, I have been sewing some. I thought I might try to catch people up.

When we went on vacation it was fun to pack with some bags I have made in the last couple months. When I showed my family they all want one. Do you have any idea how many bags that would be? I would need to start now for Christmas 2011.

I packed a bunch of quilts in the bottom bag. I planned on sewing down binding while he was driving in the car. I also took a couple into the lodge at night and worked on them there. It was to hot to do the big ones in the car but I did finish some doll quilts.

Two are Jo Morton Club quilts and the other two are duplicates of ones I have made for swaps. I have had to change them a little because I ran out of the original fabric.

I will have more tomorrow. There is just to much for one post.

BTW Jonathan ran his first high school CC meet. He placed 4th in JV and qualified for Varsity next meet. They have been having him at a slower pace since he couldn't run for 6 weeks or so this summer. It seems that everything is going good for him. I just love to watch him run!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Darn we had to come home!

All good vacations have to end. If we didn't have dogs we probably wouldn't have come home.
We had a wonderful time. Traveled through WI. MN, SD,WY, ID, MT, CO, IA, NE, & IL. John only has 2 states he hasn't been to yet. I hadn't been to most of the ones we were in. We saw cows, horses, buffalo, coyote, elk, deer & antelope. This is one of my favorite pictures.

The only bad part of the trip was it got cold. It was hard for me riding the bike all bundled up. I wasn't as comfortable. On the morning we were packing up to leave there was ice on the windshield on the bike. It was supposed to get down to 27. There was snow on some of the mountains as we were driving out.

We would like to go back again next year. Combine it with Utah. We will have to see.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Off to Yellowstone

Well we left this morning for Yellowstone. We made it as far as Sioux Falls SD. It was a very uneventful ride so far. I got some books on tape and John really interested it one. It sure made the time go fast.

Tomorrow we should hit Mt. Rushmore.