Janet O. reminded me recently that I am coming up on my 8th year anniversary of my blog. How can that be possible??
Anyway, in honor of your continued devotion and commitment to me, I'm going to offer a giveaway. Please leave me a message as to what you like to read in a blog and I'll pick a winner on Friday, July 12th---just in time for the quilt show in Sisters on Saturday!! Be sure to include your email address, please!! My giveaway will be a SURPRISE but you won't be disappointed!
Today I went to a local quilt store in Bend, now that all the family is gone. Quiltworks is one of my favorite shops. I especially love that they always have a small little show in their upstairs balcony. This month's didn't disappoint!
I especially loved this quilt because the blocks were made using Kaffe Fassett fabrics so it was very bright!
This one was very traditional but very striking! I also loved the quilting, especially because my friend, Sandy Lachowski, did the fabulous quilting. As an aside, she and I are pairing up for the show in Sisters on Saturday! WOOHOO. I'll get a professional quilter's perspective on all the quilting! Stay tuned.
I love these samplers where the blocks are different sizes!
This one was totally different but brought a real smile to my face!
In another vein, we bought kayaks this past winter and I've taken every chance I can get to go out kayaking on the rivers and lakes nearby. Yesterday I went with a friend to Hosmer Lake, which is one of the lakes along the Cascade Lakes Highway (one of my absolute favorite areas up in the Bend area!). This is the South Sister, part of the Cascade mountains. I hiked just around it last fall. Spectacular!
And since we are on a travelogue, let me show you the sunset from our cabin the other night. Just spectacular! That is Mt. Bachelor in the distance.