Tuesday, May 20, 2014

We're Back....

From a week camping in the rain.  We did have a few hours a day with a bit of sunshine but mostly we had rain.  We had to set up our trailer in a thunder storm.  Both of us were soaked.  But all in all it wasn't too bad.

We took walks, went antiquing, visited some favorite quilt shops, read and watched movies.  It was very relaxing.

On one of our walks we encountered another family out walking.

They were so cute.  We left yesterday and I swear the babies doubled in size.

We had Sammie with us on our journeys and had to stop every so often for her pit stops.  At one park I came across this tree.  I was amazed how much Fungi was growing on it.

We stopped at quite a few Antique shops.  I bought a couple of different quilt blocks (I have one set to show you now), a quilt top and a quilt.  I'll show you
the quilts later.

I fell in love with these T blocks.  I figure they are from around the 1860-1900.  

Since it rained so much I had plenty of time to get some applique done.

This is the fourth block in the second set of patterns for Cheri Payne's Common Threads Series.  I am so happy with this block.

A while back I had prepped some blocks for the Sally Post Quilt.  I started block #1 and had Block #2 prepped.

These finish out at approx. 7 1/8".  Tiny pieces but I am happy with the way they look.  I have the freezer paper templates copied for blocks 3 & 4.  Just have to pick out the fabrics.  I was so terrified of applique...but then I took a class with Karen Stone and it changed my life.  I do needle turn applique (although I use a tooth pick to turn the fabric over).

The WiFi was very temperamental where we were staying so I didn't get a chance to keep up with my favorite Blogs.  So I will be spending a good part of the day doing laundry and reading blogs.

I hope you are having a great day.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy


Ray said...

Glad you had a good time. Sounds wonderful to me.

Janet O. said...

Sounds like a pleasant experience, in spite of the rain.

Kindred Quilts said...

Despite the rain it sounds like your camping vacation was relaxing and stress free... the best kind of vacation! It's always easier to justify the hand sewing time to poor weather conditions as well!
Lovely antique T blocks... a real treasure!

Kyle said...

Love your old new blocks. Can't wait to see the rest of your treasure. Sounds like you still had a fun time despite the weather.

libbyquilter said...

your camping trip actually sounds quite wonderful and i loved seeing the goose family~!!

your T blocks are very pretty and i'll bet that you have some great ideas for creating a special piece with them.
btw: i really like the QAL piece in the previous post and seeing your initials and the year within the border makes me wonder about adding those elements to my fireplace cover/willow piece . . . it has a great folk art look and documents the piece within the design . . . really must give this further thought.

all of the work that you get finished amazes and inspires me~!