Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Election:2020 is complete


It always feels really good to get an unfinished project completed. This one was done on 11/17/2020 and I am so glad. As you can see below it is hanging in the waiting room of the office I work in. πŸ˜€

Now I can start doing a blanket stitch around the lettering on the stockings for the new coupleπŸ’“πŸ’“

Happy Quilting and Sewing!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Ready for binding and more!!

 Well I did not make my deadline for this quilt which was being done before the election. But since the election seems to be continuing I think I did OK!!

I have the binding and hanging sleeve cut and just need to get them sewn and then get that binding on and I will then have some handsewing time. 

After that, I will be making fabric fustible letters from my Cricut machine and apply them, both fused and then machine blanket stitched, to these stockings for my eldest grand-daughter and her new husband.

I also have 8 more masks to make. These will be for my Sunday school kids. I just finished making 10 masks for my niece and nephew. That makes 399 masks made to date!!! I am honestly a little masked out!!!

Hope you are well and Covid free!!! Happy Quilting-Martha

Friday, November 6, 2020

A little handstitching on a roadtrip to Mitchell Oregon and the Painted Hills


Just WOW!!! The Painted Hills are so amazing, but I am getting ahead of myself, so we will start at the beginning!!!

I had a week off from work so we decided to do a short road trip to discover Oregon.

Our first stop was Smith Rock State Park.

Another WOWZA for sure. I had never been in there and I was not disappointed from the views.

This is a place where many people gather to go rock climbing. There were tons of people in the park the day we were there. Someday I hope to go back with more time on our hands so we can go hike the easy  trails.

Then on to Mitchell and The Little Pine Lodge.!!!

Three bedrooms, one large bathroom, a little kitchen and very expansive living room with a huge flat screen TV and wood stove.

The entire upper floor is ours!!!!

Downstairs is a sweet little souvenir shop run by Dajuana and Mickey.

My husband, Dajuana, and Mickey aboveπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

Me, Mickey and Dajuana πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Two burner mini kitchen above with a microwave and toaster oven and dishes below.

We took the larger bedroom, very comfy bed and a door to the veranda!!!

I did get some hand sewing done in the mornings!!!! Always good to bring a little something to work on while traveling.
Cocktails on the veranda. My husband LOVES scanning the hillside for animals. You don't need to look far as the deer and turkey come right into town.

The Painted Hills are 11.5 miles from Mitchell. They are part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

One Park, Three Units

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument consists of three units: Sheep RockPainted Hills, and Clarno. These three locations are dispersed through east-central Oregon. Because of the winding roads, visiting all three units is difficult to do in a single day, but is possible with an early start. The amount of time available and the route of travel taken are often the determining factors on which units you're able to visit.

Distances & Drive Time Between Units

Sheep Rock to Painted Hills - 45 miles (1 hour)
Painted Hills Unit to Clarno Unit - 75 miles (1.5 hours)
Clarno Unit to Sheep Rock Unit - 81 miles (2 hours)

We decided to just do the Painted Hills this trip and save the other two when we can spend more time there. I think we spent a good 3 hours in the park driving and walking the easy hikes. 

A little advertsing for our son's business πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ’“

Some people just don't care or cannot read!!!!πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

It was a really great adventure!!! If you ever have the chance to visit, be sure to check these places out and stay at Little Pine Lodge in Mitchell Oregon.
Tell them we sent you πŸ˜€

Back in Mitchell you will find a store with everything under the sun for sale, groceries, automotive, tools, you name it, they probably have it!!!
There is also a pastry shop and Tiger Town Micro Brew for lunch or dinner.
There is also a restaurant on the highway. Check days and times for when they are all open.
There is also a sweet little 2nd hand shop called Judy's Place owned and run by Judy!! Lots of treasures in there!!!

On the way home we stopped in Sisters for lunch and a short shopping trip into the Stitchin Post.

Happy traveling my quilting friends!!! Hope you enjoyed the views. I know it was long, but it could have been much longer because I took a LOT of photos!!!

Take Care
Happy Quilting

And thank you Dajuana and Mickey for a wonderful two nights in your "home"πŸ’“πŸ’“