Friday, June 14, 2019

Loving the red, white and blue . . . .

This spring @redrainbootshandmade started a Stars and Stripes sew-along.  I pieced this quilt designed by Camille for Thimble Blossoms two years ago, Lifetime Quilt # 204.  I enjoyed piecing the quilt and loved having such a patriotic quilt on display for holidays, like the 4th of July, Labor Day and Memorial Day.


Since I had some time to spare before my annual mother/daughter vacation, I decided to sew along, knowing several friends and family members who would also enjoy this quit.  And remembering how easy it was to piece my first Stars and Stripes quilt, a perfect fun and easy diversion.

In the rush of packing and errand running I forgot to take pics of my finishes before sending them off to the quilter.  But today they came back home, thanks Abby at Latimer Lane Quilting, you're the queen of wavy lines and fast service.


Here are Lifetime Quilts 250, 251, and 252.
Each quit finished at 56" x 71", has approximately 138 pieces,  and is made from fabric by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.  The pattern is Stars and Stripes by Thimble Blossoms and available here.  Back just in time to pass along to their new homes before the 4th of July.

Besides my quits arriving home I just got home myself.  If you're a longtime reader of my blog you know that I take an annual vacation with my daughter.  Over the years we've  seen some amazing sights, eaten some delicious food, and laughed our way all over the globe.   This year we visited Peru, a first for both of us.


We saw llamas, alphachas, and lambs aplenty.  We hiked every day and went white water rafting, a first for me.


The weather was absolutely perfect.  Cool in the mornings and pleasant throughout the day.   This was my morning breakfast view at the Sol and Luna Lodge in Sacred Valley.


We could not have picked a better day to visit Machu Picchu.  We had the place to ourselves, which really surprised me.  I had read about and was dreading the reported crowds visiting this amazing lost city.


 This is my favorite pic of the over 1,000 pics we took.  If you've not visited Peru add it to your list.  The people, food, landscape, and history of this country make it worth your time.  We traveled with Adventures by Disney.

When I got home my clothes dryer died on the 2nd load of the 19 waiting to be cleaned and the sewer decided to back up in the basement, real life, real quick.  But things are back to normal now and I'm happy to be home and back in my sewing room with the memories of another wonderful adventure with my daughter, making me appreciate how lucky I really am.

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8 comments:

  1. Your vacation looks magnificent, Thelma! Beautiful picture of you and your daughter, too. I always love it when my blog list says that you have a new post!! Take care.

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  2. Ouch! That sounds like a tough re-entry from vacation. Glad you're now back to the picture gazing stage of post-vacation. Here's to a great summer.

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  3. Sounds like amazing place to visit and that you and your do an annual vacation together is beautiful.

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  4. so AWESOME!!! you both look like you are having a great (maybe even epic) adventure!!!

    welcome home, where sewer (poo and waste water) and sewer (of fun flag quilts) are spelled the same way, but are so very, very not the same at all...

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  5. Beautiful quilts! Beautiful vacation pics! Looks like you had another wonderful trip with your daughter.

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  6. Beautiful scenery and lovely shot of the two of you!

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  7. Sounds like another great trip with your daughter and what a wonderful way to see special places together. Love your "Red,White &Blue" and think they are perfect!

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  8. Your destinations are always so fascinating! Peru is a wonderful choice. So glad you and your daughter enjoyed yourselves and are home again safely.

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