Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bet you can't guess what I did today...

Easy to start to the day...a wonderful breakfast buffet; a little reading...a walk along the Historic Oregon Trail...

In case you're wondering, yes I got my feet wet...the water was moving pretty swiftly and it took strategic foot placement and balance on the rocks...something I apparently am not very good at. Oh well, it was a nice sunny day..very spring like. A reinforcement that spring has sprung was evident along the path...

Pussy willows and puddles. What says spring any better than that?
A little visit to the spa to pick out some hair products, a stop in the lobby for a coffee and fresh apple walnut crumble muffins and back to the room for some reading time. I finished the book I was reading, glanced through a quilt magazine, AND.... Are you ready for this?
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I sewed today! A while back, in a Tucson quilt shop stop, I picked up 3 small packages of hexagon pre cuts and the appropriate sized paper templates. There were three fabric choices...spring brights, Kaffe Fassett bold prints, or batiks. I chose the batiks because they sort of reminded me of desert colours and textures. There were 25 in each pkg. and I bought 3 pkg. I thought 75 hexagons would be just enough to get my feet wet. I had never done them before and wasn't ready to start a queen sized quilt. I figure I have enough to make a candle mat...a little souvenir of my 2 weeks in the Arizona desert.
I have 26 done and it really is not as tedious as I expected. I think having everything pre cut made the difference.

Tomorrow we pack up and hit the road again. Mr. O. says the weather is still to crazy north of the border, so we will be heading south again...this time along the interior of Oregon and California...through some of the National Parks...down to Death Valley, back through Nevada and on to Utah. I know it is officially spring in Canada but we have been following the weather network and it does not look very springlike yet,so we will kill a little more time down here where it is warmer before heading north.
Mr O. is looking forward to seeing General Sherman(more on that later) and I am anxious for Arches National Park in Utah...but we will enjoy the journey until then.

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


5 comments:

HollyM said...

What a perfect day! And topped off with some sewing. Those little hand pieced bits are addictive.

JoAnne said...

I'm really enjoying your vacation along with you! I'm glad it isn't Spring in Canada yet!

regan said...

Awesome post! What a beautiful trip, with so many lovely memories! Enjoy CA and OR.....I'll be there in 3 weeks!

Sue W. said...

You may be wandering around the sunny south for a while yet if you are waiting for spring to arrive here. Unfortunately we're still wearing boots and mittens, with our shovels at the ready and snow tires still on our vehicles! The bonus for us back at home is that we get to enjoy an extended vacation with you and Mr O. Hope he isn't minding that we are tagging along....

Sue

Anonymous said...

Love all the pictures and your journal entries. Makes me feel like I am hitching a ride along with you.

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