Sep 25 2016

Vacation and Sunflowers

After a wonderful vacation I am back in the Land of Blog.  There were a lot of hugs and snuggles with grandkids and bonding time with oldest daughter and son-in-law.  There was also a lot of this (which I didn’t ride)

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and this (Tower of London)

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and this (Big Ben)

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and this (Stonehenge)

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and – for Dr Who fans everywhere – this.

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The three days that we were in London were gorgeous – blue skies everywhere.  In fact one of the days was the hottest September day in 56 years.  I am already planning a return trip in a couple of years with the intent to head north instead of south in England.

Of course the best view was family.

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Once home the first sewing project was finishing the Sunflower quilt top (31″ x 70 3/4″).

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I have the perfect place for it – on the wall behind my sewing machine – once it is quilted and bound.  The original idea was a 2 x 2 setting, but I really like how it looks like a slide show.  I am so happy to have moved this from rough idea sketch to finished quilt top.

Right now I am working on a yellow Lincoln block using all the yellows that are in the petals of the Sunflower quilt.  The Rocky Mountain Bear Claw project is taking a short siesta because I ran into a problem.  I will show my issues with it later this week and what – I hope – will fix things.

Marlene

One Response to “Vacation and Sunflowers”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    I like the slide show arrangement, too! I didn’t realize you have family across the pond.

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