I got the July calendar quilt finished early since we were going on vacation. That's where I've been the last few weeks- first getting things done ahead of the trip, then gone and now getting caught up... Sometimes I wonder if it's worth it.
But of course, it was!
|A wall of gorgeous color at the Dulles airport!|
Portland, OR is a wonderful city! If I didn't think my son would promptly move if I did it, I'd move there myself.
|The view from the Portland aerial tram at OHSU|
|The Japanese Garden in Washington Park|
|The International Rose Test Garden, and Mt Hood in the background|
|My husband likes to get me in all the pictures.|
|Crater Lake looked so different when there wasn't 8 feet of snow on the ground!|
|The Pacific Ocean- at Bob Creek lookout I think.|
|Multnomah Falls along the Columbia River Gorge.|
The only sewing I've done since I got back was the thread painting class project. I decided just to do something and call it done to get it off the table. I added some stems to hint at Lily of the Valley, and used some variegated threads to make a sort of a bow on my bouquet. I also tried the binding with tulle technique Mary Diamond told us about. I still don't love this piece, but I don't hate it anymore, either.