When The Boy said he wanted to drive 10 hours to play golf, I just didn't get it! He belongs to a very nice club and with his TaylorMade job he is able to play most of the private golf courses whenever he wants - for free...so why drive 10 hours just to play golf?!? And even when he showed me pictures of the course I didn't get it...but on the last day in Bandon, I went and walked the course with him while he played...and then I got it! The views are stunning...the Pacific on one side and grassy dunes on the other. I could watch the golfers, the ocean, the seaguls flying above or the deer roaming the course - it was a little slice of paradise...and sometimes a hook or a shank! It was great fun watching The Boy play, he's quite a good golfer, shot an 82 on Pacific, not too shabby! And he liked having his own personal cheering section...although I'm not sure how the three other golfers and two caddies in his group appreciated having me tag along...you see, a golf course is like the ultimate Man Cave...Men are free to swear, scratch, spit and throw tantrums all in the name of sport...and having a gal on the course kind of hampered that a bit. One guy, after throwing his club and letting loose with a few choice words, looked at me and apologized...it was then I knew I needed to head back to the club house so the boys could be boys...and really, after walking 9 holes on a very hilly course, I was ready to put my feet up and have lunch.
While The Boy golfed each day, I stayed at the motel and "worked"...it was the most fun I've had in a very long time! Along with beach-combing, shopping in the little village, stuffing my face with the freshest seafood, I managed to get a few things done...
This is my sister's birthday present. Her birthday was last week but when she sees this I don't think she'll have minded the wait...I have a flying geese border to add and then it will be done. I ran out of fabric so it had to wait until I got home...I made this with my French fabric scraps because my sister's son was going to spend two years in France and I thought she'd like a French quilt...however, there have been some "technical difficulties" with his trip so now my sister will have a French quilt to remind her of her son who will be downstairs.
This quilt is a copy of the one we made for American Hero Quilts - I liked it so much I wanted one for myself...just one little change...I embroidered a phrase across the top - which didn't get done because I ran out of thread...do you detect a theme??
This WILL be finished by July 4th...I'll need it to line my wagon for the big parade! I'm going to pull Caesar Beezer the Wonder Dog in the wagon this year - looking like a sad-pathetic-loser...wait, make that sad-pathetic-PATRIOTIC-loser...there, that's better!
This red and white half-square-triangle quilt was sewn together with blocks made by my quilt group. I received 9 blocks from those lovely ladies about 6 months ago...so this quilt is right on schedule! I spent one afternoon sewing up the other blocks and then put this together - even though the beach was calling I wanted to get this one done! I'm not sure if I want to add a border or not...still thinking on that. UPDATE: Jeanne's comment about whether I meant to put the block, in the upper right corner in that way...you know, intentionally...well, if you know me at all then you know I did not mean to do that...but it is SO me...and Jeanne, thanks for pointing out what should have been obvious every time I looked at that quilt...I didn't see the mistake until you told me about it...so thanks...oh how I love "unsewing!")
The quilt above was not something I made. Finishing up three tops was enough work for me...oh, I also sewed together 10 new patio cushion covers for my friend...see - I really was busy! But since I was showing quilt, I thought I'd show one more...the quilt above was sewn together by Marsha. It's made with orphaned blocks from our quilt group and she had one heckova time putting this together as most of the blocks were NOT the same size! Way to go Marsha!! It looks great! This quilt top will be donated to AHQ next month.
We got home late last night...it was a very long drive back, especially since we sat in Portland traffic for TWO hours thanks to TWO wrecks! However, we had stopped once again at VooDoo Donuts (in Eugene) so at least we had something good to eat while we were parked on I-5! This time we again got the VooDoo Doll donut...so good...the chocolate glaze is really more of a frosting. The orange donut? It's called a Mango-TANG-o...it's filled with mango cream and TANG is sprinkled on top...it's a bit of a pucker but so good! Of course, we also loaded up on their #1 seller...the Maple Bacon Donut...you haven't lived until you've had one of these...I do believe this donut single-handedly keeps Oregon Cardiologists in business.
As always it's good to be home. The Boy and I have taken quite a few road trips together over the years but this was probably our last one - just us two - kind of sad, really...but I suppose I had to grow up sometime! Today is The Boy's birthday and I've got to say, I'm pretty dang proud of that kid...he grew up to be the kind of man I always hoped he'd be...he's just about perfect that one.
Happy Birthday to The Boy!!