Friday, September 22, 2017

Northwest USA Trip - Mt. Bachelor // 1

From mid August to mid September we have been traveling the Northwest of the USA. We wanted to experience the total solar eclipse and take benefit of the wider area once in the country. You can imagine that I've come back with literally thousands of pictures. I'm in the process of reviewing, discarding and organising and will be sharing some highlights here over the next days. This is for friends that are not on Instagram or FB, where I've been already sharing along the way.

We began our trip in Oregon a few days before the eclipse. We took some time to explore the area and decide where we wanted to position ourselves for the big moment.

Our first day-trip and hike took us to the top of Mount Bachelor in central Oregon. It couldn't have been a more wonderful start into hiking the mountains and enjoying the views from atop.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I'm back

Hi there!

I'm back and slowly picking up daily routine again like frequent morning runs from where I took this picture of my home town Basel

and my darling epp project that has been waiting for me patiently!

I'm so happy to have this hand piecing project ready to go as I need more time for all the post vacation work that needs to be done before I can sit at the sewing machine again. But oh so looking forward to that as well. Especially since she is back from a well deserved SPA and I'm eager to see how she runs.

I'll be back in a couples days with some pictures of beautiful landscapes from our trip as soon as I get around to review and select them.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

epp update and a longer pause

My pile of blocks is slowly growing. I'm aiming at 48 and have completed 14 this far. Still lots to do and that is just the way I like it.

I have started this project with this sort of layout in mind:

Now that I have started to play around with options I don't know what I'll decide in the end:

I'll reconsider and decide once I can layout all the finished blocks.
But this won't be too soon since I'm putting this project aside now as I'm leaving for a longer vacation. And once back I want to finally start quilting Steps IV. And then it will be almost time to start a Christmas Tree quilt. I always forget I want to do one until it's too late so this year should be the year to make it happen. Happy to know I still have lots of ideas for my quilting projects!

Preparing for packing I came across these shoe bags I made a while ago. These funny fabrics still amuse me.

I'll be back with hopefully some great pictures of wonderful places I have never seen. Stay well, safe, and be kind to each other.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

little progress with epp project

Making only baby steps with this project. I totally enjoy working on it though. And I love that I can take it outside if the weather permits.

Meanwhile the plums from a few weeks ago are being put to good use.

And Basel can look pretty in the evening.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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