Vacation and Mail
Last week I got back from a three week vacation visiting family in the Northwest! We started with a surprise (for my mom and dad) family reunion in Gig Harbor, WA, drove to Boise, ID to visit with all of my husband's family and then back to Washington for a week with just us and the parents. It was fun visiting with everyone and my kids loved getting to play and meet all of their cousins.
While I was on vacation I took a break from reading blogs and posting here. It was kind of nice, but nice to be back too. :) The first thing I did when I got back was open the package from my Pillow Talk Swap partner!
Leila (needleanddime) sent! I love the curves, the points, the colors...everything! Plus she hand pieced the middle! I am soooo lucky! Thank you!!!
I also got a package of fabric from the people at the Iowa State Fair for the Quilt Block competition. I like these fabrics much better than last years, but working with only three colors might be challenging. I wonder if they realize the fabric designer, Vanessa Christensen, lives in Iowa. We are using fabrics from an Iowa fabric designer for the Iowa State Fair. Kind of cool! :)
Hope you are having a great summer too!