Monday, July 27, 2009

More Sisters Quilts and Portland

Here are a few more quilt pictures from Sisters OR. They were all just beautiful.





A friend in South Carolina had a friend in Portland OR who agreed to play tour guide for us. Susan was just wonderful. She took us along the river gorge and we hiked/viewed all the fabulous waterfalls. Absolutely beautiful.








We visited the sturgeon/rainbow trout farm. Herman the sturgeon is "huge". I was wishing for a fishing pole and some salmon eggs... :-)))

Went to Mt St Helens. That's a spectacular sight.
Susan took us to all the great places to eat. A few of us ate clam chowder every place we could get it. The last restaurant we went to had seafood chowder...Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
We had lots of laughs....

Susan gets A++++ for her tour guide efforts. She succeeded.

We took a tour of her studio which is the entire basement floor of her house. Complete with a kitchen and full bathroom.

Next post I'll tell you about a place called "Fabric Depot" (its about 5 times the size of Mary Jo's in NC) and the chinese gardens.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Profile Picture

I have used the beautiful face of a commisioned frog doll. Made by Terry Waldron. She does fabulous work. The piece she crafted for me suites me to a "T". Go Terry!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More Sisters Quilt Pictures

I am showing some more quilt pictures from the Sisters town show. I have so many but I included a few applique ones for those who like applique. You know who you are.











From the sewing room I have quilted another 2 love (charity) quilts, completed a love flimsy and almost have a small childs top finished.

My orphan bin is busting so I am concentrating on reducing it. I really like piecing but wonder how all those blocks got in there :-)

Come back for the Portand adventures which will include waterfall pictures. They are spectacular.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vacation Recovery

What a trip! Aside from starting with a sinus infection and having multiple allergy attacks the trip was wonderful. I think I am back on eastern time.

Seattle was grey and misting with the last day being sunny.

Sisters OR was an experience for all quilters and non-quilters. Seeing so many quilts makes your head spin. I took lots of pictures and here are a few. I like the scrappy ones and odd styles. My two good friends Margaret, Kay and I kept us all laughing. There was never a dull moment. They even had vendors and a wonderful quilt shop.








I even arranged to visit Bonnie who used to live here and was in our quilt guild. It was good to see her in person.

More pictures and adventures to come.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Seattle/Sisters/Portland Bound

I leave in the morning for a 10 day romp thru Oregon including the quilt festival in Sisters. Looking forward to having a great trip.

Nothing much quilty except I did finish a love (charity) quilt that I had started before leaving for camping in the mountains on Thursday. And I did bind 2 love quilts traveling to and from. We had a lovely time and the cooler temps were wonderful.

In the spirit of America and the fourth of July check out this video its GREAT! Its done really well.

Here is a little eye candy for you. This is a quilt I made for Karla who is having a little girl.




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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July


In honor of the 4th here is a patriotic frog statue in front of my purple challenge quilt.

I am packing to go camping in the mountains of NC. Leaving today for a long weekend. I hope Mr. Trout is bitting cause I'm ready to put my wadders on and get in the water. (frogs don't wear wadders :-) )

I'm taking two love (charity) quilts to stitch the binding on while riding to and from. Also taking a couple stitcheries from Jenny of ELEFANTZ Check out her blog she has a stitchery free to download. These are so relaxing to work on and very pretty. Here are the ones I have finished and I have another one that just needs some leaves.


Happy Stitching - Frog Quilter