I'm so sorry that I haven't posted for so long! I truly don't know where the time goes. A couple days ago I got caught up on some of my favorite blogs and I need to do that more often.
Some of the things that have been happening:
We went to Newport, Oregon to celebrate our 59th anniversary! We just spent one night, but had time on 2 days to see some of the sights. We've driven through this town several times and I even went to a quilt show there several years ago, but had never really looked around. Here are a few highlights.
|Watching the waves come in at Nye Beach|
|Yaquina Head Lighthouse|
We found a great restaurant to eat where we had a perfect view of the Pacific Ocean! Of course, a quilt shop had to be visited too. Plus we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Another event was an outdoor craft sale at the Yamhill County Heritage Museum, which is about 10 minutes from our house. It was a perfect day and the main event there was "Harvest Fest" where they harvest the old fashioned way with horses.
Since I'm looking forward to fall arriving soon, I actually decorated our front porch a little. An old chair, with a silly looking doll hanging on it and an orange and black quilt hanging on the chair. The doll even has a matching skirt!
All I have to do after Thanksgiving is turn the quilt around and it will be ready for Christmas! By that time, I will make a skirt for the doll that will match the Christmas quilt.
Right now, I am in the process of making a table runner - Double Dutch Stars. It is ready to be basted. Designed by Kim Diehl.
This pumpkin wall hanging just needs the border put on and then I can baste and quilt it. It is in the book "Alphabet Soup" that I have had for years and I have wanted to make this for quite some time.
This year my marigolds have done very well (the ones that weren't eaten by slugs, that is). The good thing is the deer don't like them so no nibbling by them.
I think I figured out how to keep the slugs away, so maybe next year I will have a longer row of them.