Friday, April 24, 2009

How About A Trip To Death Valley......

......is what Mr. Polka Dot said a few weeks ago. Ugh.........I said, (well I actually kept that in my head)! Neither of us had ever been. So off we went early Wednesday morning for our adventure to Death Valley......The sights...... well, truly amazing....... and I was won over immediately. Such great spots to hike and wonderful views to see. It was a fun filled three day trip. We had a visit to Scotty's Castle, such stories to be told there. Our guide was in costume and character for the entire tour which added to the fun. It's a good thing someone in this house has a sensible head and plans these wonderful trips!!!

Before leaving, I finished the binding on my Faded Memories quilt and the whirly thingie topper for
one of my Pay It Forward people (before the deadline)!! Finishes are good!

.....and isn't this soooooo cute for the car or a chair?!!! Karen over at Sew Many Ways has Tool Time Tuesdays where she comes up with the greatest ideas for things. This started out a cup holder and look what she turned it in to. She will be posting a tutorial on how to make one. There are so many, many great ideas there plus ideas from fellow bloggers. I always look forward to Tuesdays to see what Karen has been up to!!

Ok, that's it for me. Wishing you all a fun weekend with some sewing stuck in here and there!!!
See you later cow pokes!!!!!!!


19 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your Faded Memories Quilt looks gorgeous arranged with the sunlight shining on it! Your Whirly Gig Topper looks so bright and fun!Enjoy your weekend Cheryl.

Carol said...

Your quilts are wonderful...I love the little caddy...I'll be looking for that tutorial...I think I'll do one for Hampton's car too...then he can have all things he needs with him. I think that's just a great idea. Have a great weekend.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonderful post! Both quilts are amazing and loved your photos of Death Valley.

Jackie said...

So you went to Death Valley and the sights were great, but the big question is.... Was there a quilt shop there??? Ha! Love what you have been working on and I also look forward to Tool Time Tuesday. Great ideas there.

Trisha said...

Love the title of your post! It made me chuckle. The windmill quilt is so so cute! There are so many names out there for that pattern. I name it something different every time depending on my mood, LOL.

Susan said...

Death Valley, I went on trip out west with my brother's family when I was 15 and the year was 1971. We traveled in a camper and went through Death Valley. Did I mention I was a teenager?!
I would love to see it again NOW.
Your quilts looks great and I am going over to Karen's for that tutorial :-)

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Faded Memories is so pretty! Aren't you glad you finished it? The pinwheel quilt is so cute too. As for the caddy? What a great idea, will check out the tutorial. Thanks for posting it.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I can't believe he has teeth! Mason's still working on some... glad you survived your trip, too funny. Love that PIF quilt and the idea for tool time is a great one! Thanks, Cheryl!

Linda said...

Years ago my husband and I drove through Death Valley at night because we didn't have an air conditioned car. I thought it was all just sand. Guess not. Glad someone got to see and enjoy the sights.

Take care, Linda

http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

Chookyblue...... said...

pleased you enjoyed your holiday........

Eileen said...

Look at all that beauty. I'm sure you had a wonderful time. And I love the pinwheel topper thingie!!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Cheryl,
So glad you had a great time on your mini vacation. I just love the quilts you've finished...both are cute patterns. Thank you so much for mentioning me in this post. I really do appreciate it. I just love the people I've met through blogging.
Have a great rest of the weekend,
~Karen~

Sharon said...

That little Cowboy is just adorable!! I wanna squeeze his little cheeks.
Nice quilts there missy.

Nan said...

The Faded Memories quilt is gorgeous! I have that pattern, and now I want to make one! The whirlygig quilt is very cute - I want to make one of those, too.
Your photos of Death Valley are so lovely - I really want to visit there now. I think I'm just going to copy everything you do now......LOL!
Thanks for the blog link, too. Such talented bloggers out there!

Carrie P. said...

Looks like an amazing trip. Love your quilts and thanks for sharing the little cup holder thingy. Cute.

Leanne said...

Sounds like a nice break. I love your whirly gig quilt.

inese said...

Your Faded Memories Quilt is so pretty and I REALLY like the Whirlygig Topper. Do you have a pattern for the Whirlygig ?

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, Death Valley -- that sounds so...exotic! Your quilts are beautiful -- I love that pinwheel!

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