Friday, July 26, 2013


Our truck is finally fixed and we are heading for home.  We love Oregon, but will be glad to get home to Texas.

This statute would be at home in Texas as well as Oregon.

Hill in the morning sun - the view from our camper for the last 2 weeks

I finished hand quilting the center of this doll quilt yesterday and will do the border when I get home - I didn't bring any stencils with me.  I love the look of hand quilting, but unfortunately, I really don't enjoy the process, so I don't know if I'll do any hand quilting in the future (except for the border of this quilt). I really do enjoy machine quilting, however, and with practice I hope to improve those skills.

Since our stay has been extended, I completed the projects I brought with me as much as I thought I would and even finished most of the hand work that I brought along.  Some of the piecing projects, such as my log cabin quilt, will probably need more blocks, but I'm not sure how many more.  The last hand work project is this hexie quilt that I started at least 10 years ago,  I am now putting the red border on it and that will be the final size of this lap quilt.  I'll try to work on this some on our trip home - we'll see if I can manage it in the bouncy truck.  If I can't I can always knit.

When I get home, I have my secret project to finish as well as some string blocks to make as my first priorities.  


  1. I'm so happy to hear the truck is fixed and you are on the road. Couldn't have you running out of quilt projects could we? lol
    Safe travels!!

  2. Yay for fixing the truck! Have a safe drive home. I'm your opposite concerning quilting. I enjoy the hand quilting process but really don't enjoy the machine process. However, I am so very slow at the hand option that I am trying to learn to like wrestling with my machine! Your red border on the hexie quilt is a lovely finishing touch.

  3. When I first saw the statue, I thought you were going to say the truck was not fixable, and you and your hubby were riding back home on horseback! You're such an adventurer!

  4. So glad that your truck if fixed!!! Your projects look wonderful - nice that you had them along to keep your hands busy!!


  5. To my eyes, both your hand and machine quilting are wonderful! Glad you are finally on the way home! Don't fail to stop and smell a few flowers along the way, and do stay safe! ---"Love"

  6. Have a safe trip home. There's no place like it.

  7. I'm glad to hear you are back on the road. Just in time if you are running out of stitching. The little doll quilt is adorable and the hexi's are great, too. I live the red hexi border!

  8. "There's no place like home!"
    Good to hear you are finally on your way.
    Love the little orange peel project.
    My Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt has been going at least 15 years--you seem pretty fats to me! : )

  9. The mini quilt is looking beautiful. Love the hexies.
    Sounds like the truck got road ready just in time. Safe travels.

  10. I think my comment went poof...
    The mini quilt is looking beautiful. Love your hexies.
    Sounds like the truck is road ready just in time. Safe travels.