Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CAMPING IN OREGON

Last week we went camping in a remote camp site in a national forest in central Oregon with DH's brother and our SIL.  This is the first time we have camped with them.  They have had a truck camper for years and we just got ours last year (partly due to his influence). Our camper is on the left and their's is on the right.  


This is a picture of us following them down the road.  The weather has been beautiful!  Usually it's in the 40s at night and 70s or lower 80s during the day.

My SIL asked me if I wanted to pick some fabrics out of the chest full of fabrics that used to be her mother's.  What a question!  Below is my loot!  I have quite a few large pieces that I will be able to use for backings and a lot of variety.  My SIL's mother made lots and lots of quilts - all by hand piecing and hand quilting.  They were all scrap quilts.  What a heritage!
The fabric is safely stored in the storage pod on top of our camper (there wasn't room inside).  I already cut some pieces for a quilt that I am piecing on our trips.  Thanks!

We're thinking about our friends in Texas and definitely feeling sorry for you having to suffer in that heat, but glad we're not there!

14 comments:

Jayne said...

I had to laugh at your being asked if you'd like to go through the stash of fabrics...lol...all quilters know how you reacted to that!!

Can't wait to see what you will do with them!
Jayne

ann hermes said...

Please stay away from the bears!

Liriopia said...

Oh, heavenly weather and free fabric scraps to boot! Who could ask for more. Got room in your camper for one more, LOL?

Liri

---"Love" said...

Again, I'm jealous! Traveling, beautiful scenery, cool weather, more fabric! What more could one want? Keep on having fun! ---"Love"

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Looks as though you are having a wonderful time. I wished I was there with you. But reading your post I think there would not be room! LOL

Hugs, Carolyn :)

Marsha said...

Looks like you are having a ball! Enjoy!

Betty Lou said...

We used to live along Hat Creek between Mt Shasta and Mt Lassen. Many camping trip to Oregon, miss the weather and beautiful trees but grandchildren are here. Texas today 102.

Michelle said...

Where did you camp? I am from Oregon and love camping however have not done it in years..was just telling my husband that we need to get a camper.

sewmeow said...

What a wonderful time you're having. Yes, it's definitely HOT here in Tx..100 today in San Antonio, making it 11 days in the 100's so far this summer. Enjoy that cooler air.

a good yarn said...

It's such beautiful country. How marvellous to be offered a stash dive! You lucky gal and you've already started a quilt. Fantastic! Ann :)

seventhsister26 said...

I so need to go camping!!! But, everything is closed due to the fire hazard;( Love the loot;)
Happy Camping!!

Lori said...

It has been lovely weather for camping...maybe a little on the cold side even!!

Beth said...

The area looks beautiful. Camping, nice weather and fabric. What could be better?

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing all your pictures - I just love sharing in your travels. I have a niece that lives in Bend Oregon and she has invited me out to see the Sisters show - I am going to have to do that one of these days.