Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunshine vacation

I've had a glorious week enjoying sunshine and warmth - delightful!  We flew to Las Vegas, rented a sleek new Camaro and had a wonderful week of exploring.

We explore differently than many folk - it's mostly crop touring!  This year, we visited some of the areas that my DH worked at when he was with Massey - early 80's - he was with their R&D team.  They worked with some large operators in the Imperial Valley.  So we toured El Centro, Calexico, Brawley and area.  Wow - what they've done in the middle of the desert!  So amazing to see fields of irrigated vegetables and hay, and huge cattle feedlots.

It was also a bit of a 'dam' vacation - toured the new bridge at the Hoover Dam, the Davis Dam, and there was at least one other dam :)  Also saw the London Bridge - in its new home in Lake Havasu City AZ. 

Definitely life and industry revolves around water.

We found a really nice quilt store in Wickenburg AZ, M's Quilting Inspirations (http://www.msquilting.com/).  Just after a terrific lunch at the Tumbleweed Diner, I got to explore this lovely quilt store.  There was a workshop in progress, and they had no trouble with me peeking in to see what they were working on.  Lots of rooms to explore - lots of themes.  The staff were so helpful and friendly. 

Got a lovely kit in southwest colours/theme, and some nice FQ's.  The fabrics are from FabriQuilt's "Woodlot" series - like this ...
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Found a sample with a different cathedral window treatment that I just love!  This is Shelley Swanland's pattern - had to follow me home too :)

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Secret Garden Flimsy I participated in quite a few of Pat Sloan's challenges and quilt-alongs in 2016! This one, " Secret Garde...