Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A Little bit of This & That

On the quilting front, I've been busy--yup, another new project. This one i can even share here. A new Christmas quilt is in the works. There was an unfortunate laundry adventure with the Christmas quilt that was completed last year. subsequent efforts to fixture problem only made it worse. Lesson learned, NEVER, EVER use a solid red flannel for backing fabric. No matter how many times it is washed, won't be enough.

So, here's the new quilt, orat least the center. Forgive the bad lighting but my quilt holder was not available. I'm currently working on the next border, free pieced words. Here are a few of the completed ones.

There are several more words that haven't been photographed yet---I'll save those for the final reveal.

We snuck in one last camping trip, and despite the drizzle on Saturday, it was a great weekend. The weather on Sunday was beyond spectacular, as in an unexpected gloriously sunny autumn day. When you get days like this in November in the Pacific Northwest, you savor every last morsel of them because they are few and far between. Seeing much of the sun after Labor Day is a rare occurrence.

And then there was this while we were attempting to pack.

What you don't see in this picture is the 11" of folded up mattress toppers he is perched on? He was most indignant that we had filled HIS spot up with stuff. Never mind the fact that his crate with a nice soft cushion was sitting on the floor of the bus.