We have moved from central Washington to the west side of the Cascades. Going over the North Cascades highway never gets tiresome. Of course, we have only gone through this mountain pass a couple of times.
|North Cascades Highway|
We spent a couple of weeks in Concrete, WA. We enjoyed eating at a few of their restaurants and viewing the first and longest all-concrete bridge built in 1918. I could not get a good photo so click on the bridge link to see a photo.
|Concrete's Historic Byway|
Concrete is a small town not too far from Sedro-Woolley where they were celebrating "Blast From The Past" with a car show, a downtown street festival, a quilt show, and many other activities. We could not have asked for nicer weather to enjoy the outdoors.
Despite the sunny day, I preferred the indoor activities a lot more. I did mention a quilt show, right?Woolley Fiber Quilters (love their name!). They did a fantastic job of displaying over 200 quilts inside the Three Rivers Inn Restaurant.
Not a whole lot of floor space, but enough to be comfortable for viewing quilts and taking photos.
I'm posting only a small amount of the quilts that I enjoyed viewing. To see more quilts, click on the Woolley Fibers Quilter's link above.
I love this "COW-LENDAR". I spent some time looking at each cow. My favorite was the June Bride.
I wish I could have got better photos of the following embroidered quilts. It was a little dark in this area. I was so surprised to see the same pattern I had bought hanging in front of me! While getting my nose close to the stitches (forgot my eyeglasses) and discussing the quilt with another guest, the assistant mentioned there was a second one further down the row in blue. She could not decide which one she liked better.
I finally took a photo of both to put them side by side when I got home. I still can't say. How about you? Do you like one more than the other? I love both of them, but for me to make this quilt in only one color would be a major challenge so I will stick with my multi-colors. By the way, I have only finished the "A" block. I have a lot of embroidery to do before this one is finished.
While in Concrete, I finished a few more Happy Campers. The first one I finished was a custom made for a wonderful Camp Host back in Crescent Bar. We used some fabric that she was using to decorate her motorhome. Her sample fabric is a lovely piece with a fruit orchard theme with many colors. We had no problem matching fabric colors from my limited stash.
I wanted to represent Florida in some of my Happy Campers so I came up with this design with a Flamingo and a palm tree. The aqua stripes with the pink polka dot came out the best. Now, I wish I had bought more than a fat quarter of this fabric. I have just enough for one more in this size and a top for another camper.