Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mills Lake in Colorado

I have gotten horribly behind on my blogging this month. We just got back from a week's vacation at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Wonderful trip! My brother and sister and their spouses joined us there for a week of hiking and good fun. No quilting was done, sad to say, but I did visit two quilt shops in Estes Park, Colorado.

We returned home on Friday and son Adam came home from camp on Saturday. I enjoyed being an empty-nester for five weeks but am very happy to have him back. On Sunday, a violent thunderstorm hit Washington, DC, and many trees and large limbs came down, with resulting power outages. We lost our power on Sunday at 5:00 pm. Fortunately, it came back at 3:00 this morning - yippee! What I missed most: 1)air conditioning, 2)garbage disposal, and 3)hair dryer.
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Eliza Jane's Nine-patch Doll Quilt

I joined Kathleen Tracy's American Schoolgirl Club so each month I receive a pattern for a doll quilt - this is the first installment. I have decided to try to match the fabrics in the original and was able to use some antique fabrics from my stash.
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