Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

I really do love this holiday.  The weather is always nice;  it's become a tradition that we are up at the cabin in Oregon and I have had friends some to sew the week before the Sisters Quilt Show.  This year is no exception.

This week I did have my son and his wife and 7 month old baby.  So I got little to no sewing done.  We did take a little road trip to Crater Lake, which allowed me to work on my wool appliqué!  These are part of the Primitive Gatherings summer block of the week.  This one is the freebie.

 I also sewed one of the triangle gatherings blocks together!  I am doing these blocks in very bright fabrics!

Have you ever been to Crater Lake in Southern Oregon?  Or seen pictures?  I think it is reputed to have the bluest water of any lake in the country.  It was formed from a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago.  There was quite a bit of snow still on the ground-- one of the roads was still not plowed!

Note that I didn't edit this picture.  This is how one section of the lake actually looks.  There a little island in the right side of the picture.  Same corner of the lake from a different perspective.  Gorgeous, right??

of course I saw quilt patterns in the lodge bathroom floor!

The sewing fest starts today!  Claire and Anne are driving up today; Lori is coming over tomorrow and the family is leaving as well.  
Can't wait to post sewing pictures!
have a great Fourth!!


  1. Crater lake is pretty amazing! Isn't that lodge cool too?!

  2. My oldest daughter and her family just took my oldest son to Crater Lake last week on Thursday. That is a place I definitely want to see the next trip up to Oregon! So gorgeous!
    Love your wool blocks, Randy.
    You ladies have a good time at Sisters, and at the "cabin". : )

  3. What a wonderful time you have had and will have. Sort of a mini retreat.

  4. I have been to Crater Lake and it IS gorgeous. Deep blue water and deepest lake in the US. There are 2 islands in the lake and colonies of beautiful purple and green swallows. Beautiful place to visit.

  5. Crater lake would be a beautiful place to visit. It's on my list. Have fun with your Quilty friends.