Being on the road has finally caught up with my schedule as my blogging posts have gone south while we are traveling north. Currently, we are just north of Rockaway Beach for those of you who are familiar with the Oregon coast. I'm loving the beaches and the small towns along the coast.
On my down days I worked on my Repeat QAL mini-quilt and it is sort of done. I had used Kona Snow for the background and when I got to the outer border I didn't have enough of what I had pulled, but thought I had bought two yards at another time. It looked right in the RV, but after I had the border on and went outside and took pictures, it isn't Snow, but White. ACK!!! It is really noticeable too. All the pictures were taken at the RV park we are now in. The railroad tracks aren't used anymore, thank goodness as we were parked right above them. Many thanks to Patty at Elm Street Quilts for the quilt along. She also has her alphabet for sale here if you're interested. Her instructions are very well written.
We were able to meet up with some friends, that spend their summers in Garibaldi, for lunch on Thursday which was a lot of fun.
On Friday we visited the Cape Meades Lighthouse in Tillamook which we were able to go up in.
Also, on Friday I went to Jane's Fabric Patch in Tillamook. It is an amazing store with a great row-by-row pattern so check them out if you get to Tillamook. They had some Transfer-Eze that you can print an embroidery pattern on then stick it onto your fabric and stitch away. It is water soluble and washes away. One of their customers was in the sewing room and showed me what she was working on with it. She has been using it for quite awhile and raved about it so, of course, I came home with some. Can't wait to use it as I hate tracing the patterns onto my fabric. You can find it here, but it was $6.00 less at Jane's.
There is another great quilt shop in Cannon Beach by the name of Center Diamond Fabrics. They didn't have any of the Northcott Sandscapes, but did have some Kona Snow so I bought three yards as I love it. I also snagged their row-by-row pattern. Now to decide if I want to rip out the outer border of my Repeat mini-quilt and add the border in Snow. I'll be thinking on this for a bit.
Monday we went up to the quilt shop in Astoria as I'm still looking for the Northcott Sandscapes collection which nobody seems to carry. After that we visited the Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach where you can see the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. As you can see by the picture, you can't visit it. We have now visited all the lighthouses along the Oregon coast and I have magnets for all but this last one.
Not a lot of stitching going on, but that is okay.
Linking up with Freemotion by the River.