Sep 09 2015

Serengheti Progress

Yesterday I took a tour of the Stanley Hotel.

IMG_0973 (1024x647)Yep – this is the hotel that was the inspiration and setting of Stephen King’s novel The Shining.  Stephen King did write some literary additions to the hotel – there is not hedge maze and the hotel is not isolated in the mountains – but it is a historical hotel with fascinating history.

The drive back over Trail Ridge Highway included some wonderful scenery

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and some local wildlife.

IMG_0982 (1024x975)So there were no star sewing yesterday, but I did manage a few more this morning.  The squares show what position the star points will be in.

IMG_0991 (761x1024)A few of the stars have been moved since this picture was taken, but it is fairly close to how it will look.  Tomorrow is already booked with grandchildren, however I am hoping to have the top finished on Friday.

I have also been making plans for the next star quilt which will be a feathered star in the color of the year – blue, of course.

Linking up with Esther’s Quilt Blog WOW for the first time.

Marlene

2 Responses to “Serengheti Progress”

  1. Kate says:

    The Shining is one of those movies I will never forget. Jack Nickelson pays way too good of a crazy person.

    Love your star quilt. The purple and green just shimmer against that black background.

    • Marlene says:

      The Shining with Jack Nickelson was actually filmed at a hotel in Washington state while the TV mini-series The Shining was filmed at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park Colorado. You are right – Nickelson excels at crazy characters. Thank you. I am very pleased with the quilt.

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