Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vacation and Mail

Last week I got back from a three week vacation visiting family in the Northwest!  We started with a surprise (for my mom and dad) family reunion in Gig Harbor, WA, drove to Boise, ID to visit with all of my husband's family and then back to Washington for a week with just us and the parents.  It was fun visiting with everyone and my kids loved getting to play and meet all of their cousins.

While I was on vacation I took a break from reading blogs and posting here.  It was kind of nice, but nice to be back too.  :)  The first thing I did when I got back was open the package from my Pillow Talk Swap partner!

 I love the pillow Leila (needleanddime) sent!  I love the curves, the points, the colors...everything!  Plus she hand pieced the middle!  I am soooo lucky!  Thank you!!!

I also got a package of fabric from the people at the Iowa State Fair for the Quilt Block competition.  I like these fabrics much better than last years, but working with only three colors might be challenging.  I wonder if they realize the fabric designer, Vanessa Christensen, lives in Iowa.  We are using fabrics from an Iowa fabric designer for the Iowa State Fair.  Kind of cool!  :)

Hope you are having a great summer too!


  1. Noooooooo. You got Leila!! Too funny. (Welcome back)

  2. Welcome back! I think taking a break is a good thing and I'm glad you were able to be with family and see some beautiful parts of the country.

    Agree with Little Island Quilting (comment above): Iowa has you, too!


  3. Is it too late for the quilt block sign ups? Last year's fabric was more traditional so I wasn'tt planning on it.

  4. Holidays are so great :). You got a lovely pillow!

  5. Glad you had a good vacation! Have fun with those fabrics too!

  6. I think the ISF does try to use Iowa designers in the fabric they choose for the quilt block competition. 4 years ago they used fabric designed by Stephanie Brandenburg (sp?). Beautiful quilt when it was done! Good Luck!