Marcus Fabrics to hang in their booth. I took these photos without a flash on an overcast day to really show the quilting.
Pinterest has been a great source for that....don't you think?
Cottonwood Creek pattern is being shipped to your LQS this week, so please ask for it on your next visit! Also in your LQS is my new Pam's Prairie Basics and Shirtings collection, which is what Cottonwood Creek is made of.
If you can't find my Cottonwood Creek pattern in your LQS, you can order it here.
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While quilt market was taking place, my DH and I decided to take a trip to see the sights in North and South Dakota. Here we are with the Badlands behind us. It was a whole lotta driving, let me tell you, but worth every mile.
The day we went to see Mt. Rushmore, it was completely fogged in. We were so bummed as you can imagine. But, thanks to the readers who commented on my blog as to what to see when we were there, I knew to travel the Needles Highway. It was a blast to drive....so long as you don't mind hairpin turns and one-lane rock tunnels. I love driving scenic routes for that reason. And...if you're reading this blog, you obviously love stitching as I do, so how could I miss a route called Needles Highway....and the 'Needles Eye Tunnel'?
The trip on Needles Highway and through Custer State Park took long enough that luck was with us and the fog lifted. It was an overcast day, but we did get to see Mt. Rushmore!! We had been told that it was underwhelming...but I didn't think so at all. DH and I loved it. We did visit the Crazy Horse memorial as well, and the final day took a driving trip into ND, then headed home.
I crossed off two more states and several items on my bucket list, listened to two audio books and did a whole lot of hand stitching while taking turns driving the 2,500 miles round trip. I'm so grateful I was able to see everything, grateful to be feeling well again and up to the trip, and grateful for some much needed time stitching and relaxing.
We all need those get-aways now and then. The Norfolk Pines of the Black Hills inspired me and just might make their way into a new quilt. Speaking of inspiration.....I thank those of you who left a comment about what you'd like to read about in future posts. I took notes of all of your suggestions and will do my best to share some piecing knowledge with you.
I do have many things in the works that I'm excited about and some fun stuff planned for us to share. In the meantime, enjoy your Memorial Day....remembering the reason to honor the fallen heros and spend time with family and friends.
Be well....and happy stitching!