Hiking on the Rogue River

Recently I hiked the Rogue River Trail with my hubby and some friends. It was amazing! Four days, forty + miles. It was pretty much “glam hiking” as we stayed in lodges each night and they cooked for us. So all we had to do was carry our clothes, some food and snacks, and anything else we wanted. No tent, sleeping bag, cooking equipment, etc….you know, all the heavy stuff. My pack was about 15 pounds (possibly more on the first day as I packed in a platypus of red wine!).

We did the “unsupported” hike and fortunately for us no support was needed. The trail was mostly about half way up the side of the hills looking down at the river most of the time. There were a few dicey parts of the trail that had slid down the hill (!) but it was all doable. And I’m afraid of heights, but it was no huge deal. Just took some extra concentration in parts! The weather was pretty toasty to start (about 85 degrees) but by the fourth day we got a sprinkle or two, and it clouded over, so we got a fabulous cool day for most of the last day of hiking.

And so now my hubby and I are joking that we are walking distance to Eugene…..!

And now it’s back to work……(not so bad really)!

Just Bloom in McCall’s Quick Quilts

Just-Bloom McCalls Quick QuiltsJust Bloom Quilt

And this is the second project in the December/January 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilt Quilts. A fun and fast scrappy project that can be used as a table runner, a throw or a wall hanging. For more about his pattern, check out McCall’s website.

I will be offering this as a longarm class (private session) and as a regular class. It can easily be made on their machine. Contact me if you are interested in scheduling a private longarm session for this beauty! It takes about 4 hours (there is some prep ahead of time) and you walk away from the longarm with only the binding left to do.

Subscription issues will begin shipping October 14, 2014. By October 28, 2014, the issue will be available on newsstands, as well as in print or digital download format at QuiltandSewShop.com at the following link: http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/category/quick-quilts

 

Scrapalicious Quilt in McCall’s Quick Quilts

Hand in Hand QuiltScrapalicious Quilt (formerly known as “Hand in Hand”)

Good things do happen at my Scrapalicious class! This quilt was a collaboration with Chris Daniels during one of our classes. Once we decided on the design (and a big thanks to Wanda for helping us do the math!) she pieced it all together. Then I got the opportunity to quilt it up, and we both like it so much I asked Chris if I could submit it to a magazine. Well, the rest is history and here it is in full color in the December/January 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts.

Once we receive the quilt back from the publisher, the quilt will go home and live with Chris. But next year I plan to teach a class on this one so stay tuned for that! Or if you must get started right now, check out McCall’s website for the pattern.

Subscription issues will begin shipping October 14, 2014. By October 28, 2014, the issue will be available on newsstands, as well as in print or digital download format at QuiltandSewShop.com at the following link: http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/category/quick-quilts