Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I got to spend a wonderful four days out of the heat up on Utah's Cedar Mountain in the Duck Creek area. My entire family along with some extended family and friends had a wonderful time enjoying the cool mountain air, fishing, swimming, quad-riding, fun day-trips, and lots of s'mores!
On Saturday a few of us took a little trip over to Mammoth Cave; actually I never intended to go in...I was just going to walk a little ways and then turn around. But after a little while I'd walked so far I figured the way out was probably shorter than than the way back. The cave was completely dark, luckily we had two flashlights to help in our little journey. After we'd gone all the way through the longest cave we found an informational sign. It said 7 species of bats make Mammoth Cave their home--I'd have never walked through if I'd known that to begin with!
Of course I had to look for a quilt shop while in the area. Just a short drive down Utah State highway 89 brought me to Panguitch, home of the Quilt Walk festival each June. Panguitch is also home to The Scrappy Appleyard Quilt Shoppe. I really enjoyed my visit to this shop--each room was beautifully decorated with lovely quilts and lots of wonderful fabrics. I was able to pick up a few fabrics I'd been looking for.
Many quilts in the shop were designed using flowers made from the Easy Dresden tool...they were all beautiful!
While at the cabin I was able to bind three quilts and enjoy some wonderful books. Material Obsession Two is just as wonderful as the first book--it's the kind of book you can look at over and over. I was also able to finally look through the pink Japanese book that has wonderful quilts and sewing inspiration.
The new issue of "Where Women Create" showcases the delightful studios of both Mary Englebreit and Joanna Figueroa along with several other creative women. And the new Piece O' Cake applique' book, Applique Outside the Lines has wonderful designs and inspiration as well. I also spent a little time finishing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and beginning Three Cups of Tea.
I have lots of blogging to catch up on, e-mails to reply to, and several quilt projects to begin. I can't wait to post some of my new projects! Hope you have a wonderful day!