Wednesday we went down to Las Vegas to visit with Michael and Jennifer before leaving on our trip and while there I was able to attend the May meeting of the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild. I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy that group. I love it and am going to miss it while we are gone. Thursday morning we had to rush back to Pahrump so I could attend a class on the care and feeding of your Featherweight at my local quilt guild. It was an invaluable class. The rest of Thursday was spent running around like a chicken with its head cut off getting everything accomplished for our trip to include moving items from the big 5th wheel to the little 5th wheel that we travel in.
Friday morning we left on time (can you say miracle?) and stayed at the Orange Grove RV Park east of Bakersfield, CA. It is one of our favorite parks to stay at. If you are there during navel orange season you get to pick a bag full of oranges to take with you. They are the very best you will ever taste. Here is a picture of a baby navel.
Baby navel orange
Here is a glimpse of the RV park which as the name implies is part of an orange grove with lots of flowering bushes mixed in with the orange trees.
Saturday we traveled to the Escapees Co-Op in Coarsegold, CA which was our home base for 5 years. It has been so good to see and visit a lot of old friends. Tuesday I'll be in the craft room for quilt group most of the day. We leave Wednesday morning for an RV park outside of Yosemite where we will spend a week.
Yesterday afternoon I actually got to work on my latest project, a quilt that I've designed. The bad part is I had bought material for it at Sew Yeah Quilting in Las Vegas and somehow it did not make it into the little 5th wheel. GRRR!!! I pulled out some other solids I did have and started to work on it. I completed the first itty bitty 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" block which is sitting on top of the blue material to the far left in the picture below. The white will be my negative space fabric.
This afternoon will be more itty bitty blocks, some redwork embroidery, and lots of visiting down at the club house.
I'm linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts.