When I started it last year I was unsure and uncomfortable of the whole fusible applique process but as the months passed by with a little more applique included with each block my confidence grew.
I enjoyed all of the blocks and the memories and stories that I recalled as I worked on the blocks...
From our "close encounters" with bear, to watching deer graze in our yard, and enjoying some mountain picnics... fishing as a child, our house with a view of the mountain range... enjoying a morning watching some fox at a state park, remembering how far we have come in our camping accommodations... stories of skunks and raccoons. They included a few very hearty laughs, but all very good memories.
I had fun creating the detail and movement in each block... every pine tree received stitching kinda like a Christmas tree...
I added detail of a carving that Dave left behind on an aspen tree a few years ago, as shown in the photo below...
His carving actually shows '63 (his year of birth) but I put '83... the year he left the carving as well as the year we met. 💕
I created detail for the parking pad of the truck and trailer...
(it is a little hard to see...) >>>
... and grass was placed in all of the blocks that had grassy areas.
Again, it is a little hard to see, but there are leaves offering detail in the large trees in the Moose go camping block...
and loops and swirls in all of the sky areas of the quilt.
And now these memories get to travel with us this year as we begin thinking of camping!
We are getting antsy! We are at the time of year that the temps can easily be 60 to 70 degrees during the day, but as soon as the sun goes down, they drop drastically... and there is a chance for a snow storm or blizzard every few days.
Mother Nature is teasing us! Spring is around the corner, but she can quickly remind us... NOT YET! Like the day the sun was shining... and it was snowing and blowing and the highway shut down!
A few places on our wish list of places to travel to include Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, TX, The Great Sand Dunes and some remote places in the San Isabel National Forest.
I am certain we will find many more great locations that are just a few hours from us and we can enjoy a few days of fun hiking or biking and unplugging and getting back in touch with nature.
Where do you like to go to "get away"?
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