Saturday, June 22, 2013

SEWING IN OREGON

It's been a busy week, but I managed to get some sewing accomplished for me.  I started this quilt before leaving home as I had been wanting to make it for a couple years.  Actually, ever since I saw it at Lori's home when I visited her probably 3 years ago.  I had the pattern in Quilt Sampler of Fall/Winter 2005 tagged, but then misplaced it and couldn't find it until recently.  So far I have over 50 blocks done but none are sewn together yet.




I also worked on my DGD's quilt with her.  She has been super busy with working, being a bridesmaid today, etc., but we managed to get a couple sewing sessions in and the blocks of the Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt are getting sewn into rows.  I meant to get a picture, but didn't, so will do that for next time.  It is really looking great!

There are 2 cherry trees in the yard, so we picked some yesterday.  Yummy!!  The trees aren't producing a lot this year because they trimmed them last year, but the few that are there are luscious.


One day we went to Salem to see Deepwood Estate, but it was closed due to the illness of the tour guide.  Hopefully we can make time to go back.  We tried to see it 3 years ago and it was closed then too.  It looks like an awesome old house.


We are sure enjoying the Oregon weather!  The nights get down to 48-50 and the days haven't gotten any higher than about 82 or 83.  We can handle that!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

I am glad you are enjoying Oregon. NOt sure how long you are here but if you come back through Portland, you should go to Pioneer Quilts in Happy Valley/Clackamas Ore..one of my favorites...they are open 7 days a week. another one to visit in West Linn is Holly Hill Quilt Shop but they are only open Tuesday thru Sat.

enjoy your time.

---"Love" said...

Lots of nice blocks there! Glad your fun with family is continuing. Enjoy the nice weather; it's getting hot, hot, hot in Texas! ---"Love"

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful block will make a wonderful quilt. Lovely cool Oregon with all those magnificent trees, enjoy.

Mary said...

Beautiful. Love the quilt, and Cherries! Yum. That means they will be coming to the Midwest soon! Have a great time.

Lesley said...

Your blocks are beautiful...what a gorgeous quilt you will have!

Janet O. said...

Those are great looking blocks. Will they be sashed or placed next to each other?

Beth said...

Glad that you are enjoting your trip. Hope you get to see that house. It looks pretty cool.
Your blocks are so beautiful. The colors are so soft and yummy. It is going to be a beauty. Look forward to seeing your DGD quilt top.

a good yarn said...

Lovely, lovely blocks for your quilt. That's quite an interesting house hope you get another chance to see inside.

Lori said...

I thought I recognized that quilt pattern. It is one of my fav scrappy ones!!
So glad the weather has been decent. Central Oregon has been a bit of a mix.

Liriopia said...

Interesting block! The quilt will be real pretty!

Liri

Katie said...

Yeah, only 50 blocks. Only. Sheesh. Only YOU would think 50 was a number worth the preceeding only. But they look great and the quilt is going to be fantastic with all those different prints. Here's to hoping the house is open on your third try - isn't it "third time's a charm"?