Monday we were able to make it to the Charles Schultz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA and it was well worth the trip. For those of you who don't know who he was, he created Charlie Brown and the gang to include one of my favorites, Snoopy. Here are a few of the things we saw while there. I was on my best behavior and resisted buying any of the snoopy fabric from the gift shop. It was very hard not to cave and buy some, but I have no idea where I would have put it.
Snoopy in His Favorite Spot
Woodstock Taking a Shower
Snoopy for President
Even Cartoons in the Ladies Room
One of the Vineyards and its Mansion
I worked on the postage stamp pattern I'm testing and now have 13 rows completed and decided to join row 1 and row 2 to see how it would look. After stitching it the two rows together wrong and ripping it all out I finally got them joined. It doesn't look like much yet, but it is coming along, but very, very slowly. I certainly admire those of you that make one inch postage stamp quilts. When finished it will be 43 blocks by 43 rows.
Row 1 and 2 Together at Last
I also got more hexies basted. I used up all of one of the red fabrics I had purchased at the recycled fabric shop and these are from the low volume fabric I found there. It was the largest piece of fabric and has to be over a yard so I'll get lots of hexies out of it. Do any of you enjoy English Paper Piecing (EPP)? If so, what do you make with them? After I had been quilting for about a year, a blog friend had posted about the book, All Points Patchwork, by Diane Gilleland, which grabbed me and has taken me on quite a ride. It is a great instructional book into the world of EPP with lots of projects. You can find the book here. I try to get books on my Kindle since they don't take up too much space which is very limited in an RV. One of the great things about EPP, besides being a lot of fun and very relaxing, is that it is very portable. I use my Gadget Girl's Tool Kit for what I need to take along. Just think of all the possibilities, waiting rooms, children's sports, plane trips, the possibilies are endless. I've even read about people doing EPP while waiting at stop lights. Of course, they may be the ones you honk at to get them moving through the light when it changes.
I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social and Mama Spark's World: WIP with Friends today and hope you'll hop over there and check out all the great quilty work going on.
Time to get moving. Happy stitching!