We have one quilt group member who doesn't live anywhere near the rest of us - she lives in Port Angeles, which is across the pond, over the bridge and past the Banana Belt; every year we make a trip to her home and we have so much fun getting there!
The "fish-mobile" is actually a bicycle - wouldn't be my first choice of travel - and neither would the cruise ship, you know how I feel about them!) Nor would the Seattle F.D.'s fire boat - as cute as it is!
We sailed out of Seattle on the ferry - it was picture-perfect weather! Don't I live in the most beautiful city?!? I pinch myself every time I see the Seattle skyline - it's such a great place to live...oh wait, I didn't mean that, I don't want ya'll packing up and moving here - the traffic is terrible and then there's the CONSTANT RAIN!!! You'd go crazy - best to stay where you are! The crossing to Bainbridge Island is 35 minutes and I'm still kicking myself for forgetting to stop at the Black Bird Bakery in Winslow to get their orange rolls! Now they're stuck in my brain and the only way to stop thinking about them is to go and get some!
We made a stop at the Sunshine Lavender Farm just outside of Sequim - so beautiful! They have a lavender festival in Sequim (pronounced squim) every July but we missed it by a week. The largest lavender fields in the US are here! Who knew?!? The little shop was amazing - like walking into a candy store - where all the candy is different flavors of lavender!
Denise made four of these darling little fabric books - the first book has just pictures of dogs, the next has pictures of chickens. She also had a book with fish - so very cute - her new grand-daughter is going to love them!
Stephanie is at it again! She is the queen of scraps and nothing ever goes to waste! Just look at these darling blocks she is making! (After I got home I immediately went straight up to my cave where I dug out the scraps I had thrown in the trash...if I copy Stephanie I'll probably have TWO quilts from what I was going to toss! I just wasn't thinking clearly...I plan to in my next life.)
Terry has a new grand-daughter, Amaya, and in a month she is going to get a new grandson! So she is busy sewing up a storm for him...a new diaper bag, changing mat, and wipes holder...plus the diaper bag is filled with goodies! I may have said this before, there's nothing like a grandbaby...speaking of:
It just wouldn't be quilt group without a circle quilt! This is Terry's latest - don't you just love her border fabric? It's Kaffe - works so great with her fabrics!
Terry's view can't be beat - from her deck we looked straight into the Strait of Juan De Fuca...try saying that three times fast! Terry served us tomato soup, chicken salad and for dessert, Banana Foster Bread Pudding...in a word? Incredibly delicious...one word just didn't do it justice! Thanks Terry!
That's it for today - I brought a few old quilts and my latest creation to show the group - I'll show them to you tomorrow - I know your eyes need a rest now.