I love this rusty garden decoration. If it wasn't so hot I could be sewing but then again I wasn't home for the last 5 days either. It's so hot here today, I just turn into mush and all I can do is sit and snooze, I don't know why the heat makes me sleepy, (no we don't have AC) I had to drag myself of the couch to get this post done...I bet you're a little happy I did...at least I'd like to think so. Hubby and I took a driving trip down the Oregon Coast on the weekend. It truly is a beautiful drive along the ocean with many little towns to stop and explore. We didn't get very far down, we'd need an extra week to see it all.
Oregon has many areas of covered bridges, we tried to find several of these but found the maps were not very good. Here are a couple we came across. The red one was built in 1890 and the while one I think was about 1920's or 30's.
I only went to a couple of quilts shops, believe me there were dozens I would have liked to stop at...that will have to be for another trip with my quilting peeps (that's such a cute name, I borrowed it from Yellowfarmhouse...teehee). Here is a couple of bundles I just had to take home. If you like reproduction fabrics then this shop is for you and me too, it's a jammed packed little house full of nothing but reproduction fabrics . There wasn't any fabric in this shop that I didn't like. The top bundle is Jo Morton plaids and the bigger one is Sturbridge Village Calicos. Sorry I'm such a bad blogger, no pictures of the store to share, I was so excited to see all the fabrics I forgot about pictures. The owner tells me she is working on a shopping friendly web site...oh my gosh I can't wait....I hope she gets that going real soon.
I've been a little slow in showing a some wonderful gits I received. I''ve been doing a block swap with a few other bloggers. We are just about finished with the swap and Darlene (what a sweet dear) sent each one of us this adorable "Stitching Angel", she is so cute and whimsical with rusty wire curls for hair. Thank you Darlene, she is a wonderful remembrance of our swap together.
Isn't this a cute little sheep, it's a wool pincushion or it will be when I get the stitching done. Karen sent this to me all ready to be finished. Thank you Karen when it's not so hot I'll be getting this sweet thing done.
I hope you've had a great weekend. I can't believe how fast July has whizzed by...holy cow we are well into Aug already. Keep cool.