I have been doing some sewing in the camper while traveling from Oregon to Michigan, where we are now. While in Sturgis, SD, I went to a quilt shop and bought 2 table runner kits that were on sale for 40% off. This is one of them. The main fabric depicts tea pots and cups, while the brown fabric has tea bags on it. The flying geese fabric has flowers on it.
I got the urge to make a couple doll quilts with 30s fabric, so I made 4-patches and alternated with white. I love the striped border fabric.
While in Dayton, OR, I went to the Boersma's Quilt Shop in McMinnville and bought some fabric from their scrap chest. There were some pieces of batiks (and others) that I liked. The green & coral blocks are a 18" square panel for the front and back of a bag. The batiks on the right side are some fat 8ths that I got at another quilt shop. That strip is for the sides and bottom of the bag.
This is the pattern I used for the bag. My SIL gave it to me (she won it last year in a basket and thought she would get around to starting to do some quilting, but decided she had enough other stuff to do, so gave me some of the items). The rest she gave to my GD.
This a cross-stitching project that I am working on for our newest GS, Eli's Christmas stocking. The fabric is 32 stitches per inch (I think), so I can't work on it riding in the truck going down the road. I have to have really good light and be sitting very still. I'm glad that I have gotten this far.
Another easier project is this embroidered dish towel. BTW, I just finished it while at the laundromat.
This has been a fun trip, but is very long. By the time we get home, we will have been gone over 3 months! I hope our house is still standing. Friday, our truck was making a noise, so we decided we better get it checked out. We found out that the transmission was going out and needs to be replaced. The parts should arrive on Monday, so in the mean time we have a loaner car from the shop (with no air-conditioning and my window doesn't roll down). When we came home from the laundromat, I couldn't get my door open. DH had to come around to unlock it from the outside. We are very thankful that the truck didn't break down when we were out in the middle of nowhere!!
If it wasn't for my 50 year high school reunion on August 20, we would go home sooner. On our way home, we will stop in Arkansas to hug our son, who is being deployed for a year to the middle east.