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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We are here, but not quite all there....

So we got here and just before the moving van got to our house we found out that the owner would allow us to move our stuff into the house, but we couldn't live there even offering to pay rent! That was July 23 and we are still staying in a motel waiting for the U.S. Bank's underwriter to figure out that we are reliable people. You wouldn't believe the different things that woman is asking for... papers that were in the package of papers we gave the loan officer. I figure the only thing left to ask for is our underwear sizes. LOL

 So here are some pictures taken on our trip from Vancouver Washington (state) to Superior Wisconsin.

 Sunset across the Columbia River seen from the from the Oregon side... looking back at Washington.

It was great weather the whole way... the storms stayed off the road.

 Long vistas in Wyoming (another W state).
Carpet at one of the motels... I don't even remember which one.... Looked like a quilt to me.

Hubby's breakfast.... Pancake maker was nearly empty. LOL

Fab fabric I bought at the quilt store in Wyoming. The only fabric store I went to on our trip... Keama's Quilts in Green River, WY.

Here's some  more of the purchase... The rodeo rider is the image from the Wyoming State License Plate. The local high school printed the fabric especially for her store.
The ladies are very helpful and friendly and they do business online, too. Here is their web address.

She has lots of fabric, books, notions, specialty rulers, etc. I got this book. Shopping was almost the best part of the trip.

I know what you're thinking. What could be better than fabric shopping?  How about being carded?  I got carded at Red Robin Restaurant in Utah.  Not once, but twice for one (1) margarita. Utah cards anyone who orders a drink, not once but twice. That was the best! I'd never been carded before, mostly cause I don't drink that much. I guess I proved that I was over 21. (I'm more than 3 times that.)

I guess getting here safely was the best thing - all my plants made it without incident. I'm glad that's over.
Looking forward to blogging and reading yours. I've been away too long.

Hugs,

Monday, July 13, 2015

Last of the Sisters Oregon Quilt Show Pictures

Here we are again in Sisters Oregon. I've got a few more photos to show.




This is why my hubby likes to go with me. He loves to pet all the doggies.

This one is sort of plain piecing, but the quilting is all different colors and all flowers on stems.


This shows you what kind of town Sisters is... This fountain is for people and their pets. Also the landscaping on the boulevards is great. Lots of the spots have flowers.

You knew I had to have a picture of this one. (and the next picture are the same quilt)




This was hanging next to the butterflies. Cute


Here's a view from the drive home.


Here's the bag from the Stitchin' Post. And below, the three yards I bought.

The pink is for stash... gotta feed it. Blue bubbles may be used on a certain great grandkid quilt. The purple is for the Drunkard's Path (Love Ring setting) that I'm working on. Love the organic feel of these three. (Purchased with saved money from Val's Piggy Bank Challenge. Some is going back in for seed money.
 
So that does me for a couple of weeks. I'm moving almost 2,000 miles and we are loading one truck tomorrow already. The van comes  the next day for the heavy stuff we can't handle.
So be good while I'm gone.... No wild parties - save that for when I can join in. LOL
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Hugs,
 
 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Joining the Piggy Bank Savings Challenge again.


Just a big can from peanuts from Costco, and some strips of orange that were hanging around last year, and voila! you have a piggy bank for THE Challenge over at Val's blog. Try it, you'll like it. I didn't save all that much last year, as you know.  But it did get me three lovely yards of batik at the Sisters Quilt Show this past Saturday.  Every little bit helps.

Stop by here tomorrow when I'll continue to show the show and the fabric.

Hugs,

As Promised, More of Sisters Quilt Show

 
There are lots of little shops in Sisters. This stained glass was in an art gallery. Thought my Sis would enjoy this one.




 In the below picture: this quilt is in 3 pieces... and
those are 3D flames... see the close-up below.


 This particular part of the crowd was out behind the Stitchin' Post (quilt store).  I got 3 pieces of batik there. You can see the fabric tomorrow if you tune in.
 
 


Here is the front of the store from an angle... Here's where Sisters show started.
 


 Another little boutique store sells these rusty animals. Just down the highway there are 6 horses, 2 cowboys on horses and 2 dogs. In CA there's  a field along Highway 50 that shows a fox being chased by bunnies and all manner of other little creatures. I've always loved that spot.


 I couldn't get any closer to this one... it had a steady set of admirers. See the hubby on the extreme left? That's a very unusual spot for him. LOL



This one needed a picture - and a close up of his eye and pretty purple beak, below.
 Isn't the quilting gorgeous, too. The squares are 2" finished. (The eye was on 5 different squares.. The highlight on the eye is part of that particular fabric - just a polka dot.)
 
Come back tomorrow for the rest of the pictures. I've gotta get to my packing again.

Hugs and Happy Sunday.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Just home from the show - a long drive there, overnight at Holiday Inn Express, early hours at the show, then a long drive home - safe and sound.
Here are just a few of the highlights - we  couldn't even get to it all. Lots of walking.

We started out from Vancouver WA and stopped in Wilsonville OR for lunch and to get a picture of this grocery... has my family name on it. Wonder if a relative started it or owns it.


This was the first quilt I took a picture of... Okay, bad grammar .... but you know what I mean. There were quite a few bad plain ole quilts before this one... with prices like $19,500 on them. Clearly they were not for sale. Lots of quilts were for sale, and even though we got there before the show was to start, quite a few were already sold.


Is the above quilt a Triple Wedding Ring? What kinda wedding is that?

 Sisters is a lovely little town with great little flower gardens in front of the stores and sculpture all over the place.
Thought I saw this quilt on the blogs... and there were others that were familiar. The artists names were not on the paper descriptions stapled to the quilts.

 

I thought I saw this one in a magazine.
This one wouldn't turn... but it doesn't matter, it's still really pretty.
 This one was different because the back of it said "Goodnight"
See?
 
And here's another sculpture.
 
Well, I'm getting off to some more packing - I'll show the rest of the pictures tomorrow.
 
I bought some fabric, too. I know, big surprise. You'll have to turn in again tomorrow to see that.
 
Happy rest of your weekend,
 
Hugs,