Needing to take a short break from a couple of long term projects...
So, here come the grins and giggles....knowing our Dave and Jena are fans of all things Minions...this was a very fun, quickly done, utility quilt - perfect for car travel or just curling up on the couch with Kodi - their 80# Golden...finished in time to mail off in their Christmas box
Then in the November-December Quiltmania - this retro pattern - the little rv and the long boat of a car - so early 1970's!
...Just about the time we gave up tent camping and went to this...1973?
|Camped up in the mountains of North Georgia|
My heart said - a must do! One of my long time quilting friends said -" yes, you must but it is out of your comfort zone a bit!"
Off to the quilt shop to buy fabrics with a touch of glitz - certainly not a normal part of my stash...more grinning going on...homeward bound and thinking - dare I do machine applique instead of hand?? Go for it! All this just before Christmas?
Obviously, it did not get completed in time for 2015 - but now it feels good to know it will be ready for Christmas, 2016...car is a dark green like our station wagon.
Getting set up to do some easy free motion quilting - a touch more glitz? A light gold metallic thread? Add a tiny red bow to the wreath and little red buttons to the Christmas tree? Grins continue...
I keep thinking of how far we have come since those earlier times of simplified camping. That 14' Shasta (note the trademark silver wings on the back) had no heat source, water came from a manual hand pump, no refrigeration or indoor plumbing...now we pull a 34' foot 5th wheel, complete with fireplace, tv and queen size bed. Sometimes I miss that little 14 footer - could turn it into a "glamper" like this lady did...
....then again...no indoor plumbing? Maybe not!
Hoping your New Year is filled with many grins and giggles too...
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