I have started a new applique project. I know, surprise, surprise! I can’t help myself, I see something I like and there I go starting another quilt!
So, I got the first block done, pressed it and put it up to admire! Well, there is the problem. I was having a hard time admiring it! Why, you ask? Well, look at that embroidery. That is the problem… the embroidery. I used a medium green floss trying to get it to show up, and that’s just it, it doesn’t show up. I have these funny blue things floating out in mid air.I think I will pull out the embroidery stitches and replace them with the variegated green above. I hope that work out better for both the quilt and myself.
We will be using it for the monthly Applique Workshop at the beginning of each month at Bolts in the Bathtub. If you are interested in joining in just contact the shop. You can work on this project with me or work on your own project.
Here are some blocks from Sandy, she is working on another project, but I love this one too!
This is the finished quilt. Both of the quilts above are from Quilters Paradise in Clovis, Ca.
Now on the the adventure…Saturday morning (much earlier that Scott and I usually awake on a Saturday) we got up and packed and ventured to Fox Field to meet up with Jeff & Paula Murphy.
Our daughter, Lindsay, is dating their son, Austin, and they invited us for a weekend in Lake Havasu. We accepted the invitation and this is how the weekend went.
First, they took us for a flight in their airplane.
We had never traveled in a plane this small before and had a wonderful flight (except for that little dip Jeff did while descending for the landing). Scott thought it was great, but I white knuckled it a bit. I survived, so all is well!
Here is a view of the Lake as we arrived in Havasu.
We didn’t know anyone before the weekend, but went anyway. We are so glad we did. Other than the sunburns (which by the way we did use sunscreen, but just not enough and obviously missed a few spots, ouch!) it was an awesome trip! So good in fact, that we are planning to do it again in September!!!
While we were in Havasu, there was quite a storm. It poured and there was crazy thunder and lightening during the night. When flying out yesterday afternoon you could really see how bad the storm turned up the mud in the river:
We also had some turbulence on the way home because of more weather. These are the storm clouds that were over Las Vegas.
What a great weekend!
We have such a great life, full of fun and adventure mixed in with a bunch of hard work, so much to share, so…
Blog at you later,