We just got back from a quiet little get away in the RV my dad blessed us with several years ago. It’s so nice to just pack it up and drive to the nearest state park. We nestle in and watch lots of movies. Each day we come up for air long enough to go for a walk. We drive into town to download email at a local hotspot, and we make sure we eat a nice dinner. Oh, and ice cream…did I forget to mention ice cream? That is a priority because we don’t follow our diet too closely for those couple days.
I brought along my sewing machine and the improvisational Cherrywood Fabrics quilt that I was working on a few weeks ago. I wanted to try to quilt it while we were away, but I only got about half way so far. It’s funny. Usually when I do machine quilting, I use many different colors of thread because I’m quilting a portrait or some other realistic imagery. Because I’m constantly changing colors, I never run out of thread. This time, I was going to do the entire quilt with just one thread. Imagine my surprise when I ran out of the thread on the spool after only quilting 41 of the 99 squares! They’re only about 7.5″ square. I imagined that 500 yards would go much further. It never even occurred to me to bring more than one spool! So, on to Plan B: I’m continuing with a similar thread. I hope to finish in time for DD#2’s birthday 🙂
We did get out of the RV for a few walks. On our first mini hike, we walked through a huge patch of yellow wildflowers. Sorry, I’m awful at knowing the correct names, so feel free to identify them for me. It was just fun to be surrounded on all sides by them, and beyond the patch the trees of the forest towered over us. On the second day we came across a large field of pink, purple, yellow, orange and white flowers. Again, I don’t know the name, but the bees absolutely loved them! And we saw several fawns. That’s always exciting for us city-slickers.