Thursday, July 14, 2011

Catching up

I had the chance to hang out with my younger sister, my mom and my older sister and her family this past weekend.  Miss C and I headed up to the family cabin over the weekend leaving the hubs home with the twins.  We spent Monday in Yellowstone which wasn't too impressive to Miss C especially when I dragged her out of the car after just waking up from a nap, and we walked down 1/2 mile of switchbacks to see the lower falls.  It's a pretty amazing view, but again, I don't think she was impressed.


We also hit Old Faithful because you have to go there no matter how many times you've been to Yellowstone.  Miss C was a bit more intrigued by this part of the trip.

Then of course you have to stop at some stinky geysers and hot springs.

At our last stop Miss C was about done.  She walked down the steps to the lookout, and plopped herself down on ground with Green Blankie and her water bottle, staying there until it was time to go.

I took the sewing machines and taught my sister how to make wonky log cabins and how to machine piece hexagons.  She also worked on making some Angry Birds which I'm totally going to make for Miss C.  She loved them.  I worked on a quilt I'm gifting so no pictures just yet.  After piecing about 1/3 of the quilt though, I realized I sewed the strips together incorrectly and the pattern wasn't working out as I planned.  The seam ripper and I became very good friends the other day, but everything is sewn back together in the right order now.  I'll show pictures once the recipient receives it.

It was a fun little weekend, especially for Miss C who got to hang out with her cousins whom she adores.  Yesterday was spent cleaning and doing laundry, but I think we're back to normal around here.

One of the projects on the docket will be finishing this charity quilt.  Members of the SLMQG sewed these blocks, and I pieced them together.  We need to add some borders, put a back together and get it quilted.  It will be donated to the bone marrow transplant unit at a local hospital.  I was really happy with how the blocks came together.

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt for a great cause and (as usual) the pictures are breathtaking! All of them could be postcards! We need to make it out to the cabin. Hans and I are both itching to go! :)

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  2. Love the views, love the stars and love love love the angry birds!

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  3. Wish we could have been there with you. I am sure you all had a wonderful time as usual. I can't wait to see the angry birds project by both of you. Too fun!

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  4. that charity quilt looks really good. :)

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  5. Such wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing with us who can't get to such beautiful vistas.

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  6. oh wow! we study Old Faithful as part of our volcanology section for my geology degree. Its awesome to see it and think of you being there. Great pictures. Don't worry, Miss C will thank you one day.

    I think the quilt is terrific. The colors work so well together. Someone is going to love it. Well done SLMQG!

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  7. Looks like a beautiful trip-- lucky miss C! your charity quilt is lovely. i just finished quilting a star themed charity quilt for our guild too. fun!!

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  9. You are so lucky to be so close to Yellowstone. There is nothing that cool near us...oh wait, unless you count "Indiana Beach" here where their motto is, "There's more than corn in Indiana!" I'm not even joking!

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