Thursday, April 3, 2014

Five Years On The Road (Seaside, OR)

Can you believe it?  We have been full-timing for 5 years!  Wow!  I tried to go through our photo archives.  Boy, do I take a lot of photos.  At least, I was smart enough to put them into an annual folder at the end of the year.  That reminds me...I still need to do that for 2013.
I spent most of this morning looking for photos to put into a couple of collages.  Lots of memories in those folders for five short years.  I finally decided to keep the collages simple and as diverse as possible.  I should do photo collages more often.  They are a lot of fun to make.

We have done so much.....and yet there is so much more to see and do.  
South Dakota, Texas, Arizona,
Montana, Florida
 There are many that I wouldn't mind seeing again too such as Glacier NP or Shenandoah NP or the Florida Keys.  A list of places I have not seen yet?  That can turn into a long list.  I better not start that one.
Oregon, Kentucky, Nevada, Florida, Utah, Montana
On The Cutting Board
I'm almost done with four of the Happy Campers.  I'm not quite sure why I'm using so much pink.  I need to go through my stash and see about coming up with some un-pink combos for the next couple of mug rugs.  Like I don't have a pile of them already...only 20+ campers ready for embroidering.  What can I say.......
 I decided to do another horse camper.  I love the way the mane and flowers came out this time.
Since we will be working a lot this year, I thought I would put together a few more projects for hand sewing for those days when I am too tired to bother with setup and breakdowns of my sewing space.  I'm transferring more of the snowman collectors for embroidering.  I also have some quilt blocks that I plan to sew by hand.  By the time I am done, I will have plenty of projects to pick from my No Brainer collection or "I'm too tired, but I want to do some kind of sewing" pile.  

I have been playing around with this design for a couple of months.  This is my 'Gardener's Welcome' wall hanging.  You'll notice my little gardener doesn't have feet.  Well, that is because I plan to cover the bottom with embroidered flowers.  I'm hoping that when I am finished, the Welcome will look like a big plant.  I'm still working on how I'll do that.
I'm making a second Gardener's Welcome wall hanging in a larger size.  I'm also making another 'The Witch Is In' wall hanging.  I'm hoping to get them ready for fusing later today.

Here's one more photo to remind me that spring is on its way.  Hard to tell today with all the cold wind and rain hitting the side of our motorhome.

Oh well, at least it gives me a good excuse to get back to my projects....
Happy Quilting!


  1. Wow, five years. What a lot of adventures you've had.

  2. Lovely pics! How amazing 5 years...full of adventures and memories:) it is always a great idea to keep the pics organized!

    1. Thanks Art Bug! It has been a wonderful 5 years. It certainly is with all the photo I take in a month.

  3. Five years is a long time, and so much full of fun! I feel fortunate to have "traveled" with you to some of your destinations - even if it was just in the virtual sense. I - for one - am glad that you take so many photos, and I'm glad that you share them here.

    By the way, I LOVE those Happy Campers up there. Way too cute. =0)

  4. I have never tried making a photo collage, I should get some computer help just to get my pictures in some kind of order so that i can find them. Those campers are great! Just like the real thing... no two alike.

  5. I really like your photo collages - what a great way to display all those wonderful travel memories!

    1. Thanks! They were a lot of fun to make and a nice walk down memory lane while putting the collages together.


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