Woo Hoo to my son-in-law and me for riding 101 miles in the Harvest Century Bike Ride.
Closing in on the finish line in about five blocks!
After a meal and a few beers!
At Northwest Quilt Expo, there were 47 Portland Bridge quilts. Our challeng was to use the Waterfront Park fabric line designed by Violet Craft for Michael Miller. I chose the St. John’s Bridge and specifically Cathedral Park as my inspiration. Kevin took these photos in August under the bridge.
My “Pantone 18-3224 TWO” quilt hung at the show also. I’m holding Kevin’s cane as he takes the photo.
And here is how far I am tonight on the guild raffle quilt.
We had a great backpack planned. Everything was packed and we were to leave after a little sewing with Westside Quilters this morning. Plans changed when Kevin called to say that he fell out of his trailer last night in Roseburg while moving pipes. His left knee buckles when he stands on it. No telling how he made it home because both his truck and car are clutches. He’s been RICEing it all day (Rest, Ice, Compression socks, Elevation) along with anti-inflamatory meds.
I was practicing with my clip on bike pedals this morning and everything was ok until I got back home, panicked and just fell over ~~ still attached to my bike. This evening, it’s a goose egg size bruised lump. The tan is compliments of our Yosemite backpack.
Back in August, I received an e-mail stating that my name was drawn as a prize winner in the Modern Metallic Challenge. Last night, I was given my winnings and, WOW, are they great! Thank you, Michelle and Mary Ann for putting this together! I already have plans for the charm candy.
I’m quilting the Westside Quilters Guild Raffle Quilt and have some of the border completed as well as the sashing.
…and lots of rows going together… taking up space in my dining room…
Oregon State Fair and Mid-Valley Quilters, you went all out to hang our quilts so lovely, solicit People’s Choice votes, white glove the show, and all the many other duties that go into our great fair! Thank You SO MUCH!! Returning the People’s Choice comments with our quilts was a wonderful surprise! Plus, there was a lovely pack of STUDIO E Solids with my Zig Zag Amish quilt.
Yay for Toni from our Westside Quilter’s Guild, because not only did she receive ribbons at both the Washington County Fair and State Fair, she received People’s Choice at the State Fair!
I’ve been using my new Alison Glass fabric that I won last month with the left overs from my sister’s Lucky Penny quilt. In the works are two pillows and two table runners.
The guys are in the throws of water heater removal/installation. This way, I will not have to step over the running stream of water in the basement as I put laundry in/out of washer and dryer.
… and my Gammill got a new belt.
Bat runner totally copied from here. Sara is very gracious about me using her fabulous bat design! It finishes at 17″ x 24″.
Over the weekend, Kevin and I backpacked the Hidden Lake Trail in the Mt. Hood Wilderness. We set up our tent at 6,200′. Sunday morning we stayed “off trail” up to 7,000′ and crossed over several snow fields to the Silcox Hut, then down to Timberline Lodge and back to our car. Totals come to 14 miles and 4,200′ in elevation gain.
The arrows show the approximate locations where we crossed two of the snow fields.
A quick lay down in the snow. It is pretty wet this time of year.
Coming up from the snow field
Our shadows on opposite side of canyon
Approaching the Silcox Hut
Timberline Ski Area is installing the Boundry signage in anticipation of ski season.
This week, I’ve been working on three things. A cat quilt for one sister-in-law and a fall quilt for another. Then, while browsing Flicker: Fresh Modern Quilts, I came upon this. Splendid! My sister and I had bats in our attic bedroom and both absolutely detest them! Wednesday, I drafted out the pattern with the intent of surprising my sister with a runner. Wednesday night, I was washing a dish at the kitchen sink and noticed a shadow move over me and then caught a LARGE BLACK flying object to the left. A BAT! EEEKK! I ran for my life and ended up in the basement until my son came home from work and chased it out. The bat had at least a 12″ wingspan ~~ nearly double the size my sister and I dealt with as girls. It must have come down the chiminy and I believe it was a one time event.