So, I am on vacation. I try really hard to keep that a bit on the down low until after a vacation is over by having blog posts scheduled and staying active via comment replies and IG and Facebook when I know I will be away. This time I had the brilliant idea to write a blog post or two in the evenings on my iPad, though. Last night, I accidentally published one draft before it was ready for prime time, so all my email followers have a really good idea about next Wednesday’s blog post. Sorry about that!
So I might as well go ahead and tell you a bit about my vacation! Renee @Quilts of a Feather and I planned a beach sewing vacation together over a year ago, and it finally happened! We spent a week together in Newport, Oregon, sewing, walking, and seeing the sights.
We visited Yaquina Head twice and got to go on the lighthouse tour. I am not crazy about heights, but I told myself that if I could walk around the shuttle launch pad structure at Kennedy Space Center, I could climb up and down the steps at the light house. It helped knowing the walls were over 5 feet thick at the base. Just what a nervous structural engineer wants to hear!
Remember the quilt I made and gifted Renee, Quilt the Life Into It? It was part of a swap we agreed to, and she gifted this beautiful Fractal Friendship Star mini to me on our trip. You can read all the details about her process on her blog.
I declared the last day a no sew day. I took a nap in the morning, and we spent several hours combing the beach at Devil’s Punchbowl where we finally found sea glass and shells.
Somehow I forgot that I had declared it a no sew day and spent some time in the evening hand binding a mini quilt Renee made during our stay. I do love to hand bind, but clearly the realization that I had been tricked happened about the time Renee took the picture of me finishing her quilt!
Most of my photographs from the trip are on my camera, and I am sitting in the Portland airport writing this post, so you are going to be subject to another recap post (featuring more of the sewing projects we worked on during the week).
I am at the airport waiting for my husband to come join me in Oregon for a bit of a vacation extension; we plan to hike around Mount Hood for a few days. So I am going to be off the grid a bit longer. Hopefully I will not accidentally publish posts too soon again.