Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Long Drive today

We were on the road before 6:30am.and only stopped at 6:00 p.m. We did however cross a time zone losing an hour so it made it seem longer than it really was. The Holiday Inn Express in Erie, PA is where we call home for tonight. I am still wearing sandals but not for much longer I fear.

We are crossing over into Canada tomorrow and keep your fingers crossed for us. I really hope we get a friendly cooperative crossing guard because having to unpack our vehicle at Customs will not be a pretty site!
I finished two quilts today on our drive...I had sewed the bindings on but both of them needed to be hand stitched. Spending almost 11 hours in the car was just what I needed to get the job done.
This brings my total to 4 finished quilts while away. Of course I did several other projects too but,  I can brag talk about that later.

My first finish was Harvey...a large Schnibble pattern by Carrie Nelson. When I saw this pattern there was no doubt in my mind that I would be doing it because Harvey was my maiden name.

Of course you already know that my sister Barb and I did this together. Here is hers...

Although made from the same pattern they are as different as we are.
I had several other finishes in between but the next quilt finish for me another Carrie Nelson pattern called Quadrille

In progress, and then....

I even used leftovers to piece the back.

Finish #3 was a kit I brought from home; actually #1 & #2 also came with me from home.

This one is a brushed cotton and flannel snowball quilt from a kit I had purchased in my travels a couple years ago. 

Warm and cozy, just the way a quilt should be!

Finish #4 was a kit I purchased this winter in Mesa. It is called Flower Stalls. I saw it when Mr O brought me to a quilt shop on my birthday, and I didnt buy it, but the next time I went back to the shop I eyed it up again and said, "no, I don't need it", but the third time I went back, I just knew I wanted it, so it came home with me that day and it really was a breeze to do up. The fabrics were so different and colourful and really not what I would normally make but I found it so cheerful that I just couldn't resist.

Because I have not blogged in so long there is just so much to tell/show you but hey I'll just throw a little in every now. I will leave you with a photo of a small purchase I made at the last quilt show I went to just a couple days before leaving. I had started packing and knew there was not much room but I figured if there was room for me, there would be room for it.

Time for bed, another big travel day tomorrow. Another handwork project waiting for me...


Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy, I am a friend of Glenda's, actually have met you before and love to read your posts. When I saw that you are crossing the border today I just thought I would make a comment. We crossed last week after 2 months in Florida. When you declare the amount you bought, you have to include the taxes and they also convert to Canadian. Given the high exchange now, that makes your total soar! I was accused of making a false declaration because of this. Beware! Donna Gaudet

Huckleberry stitches said...

Beautiful quilts! Loved them all! Safe travels! Hope your entry into Canada is a breeze!

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