Another week filled with things to be thankful for!
#1 The opportunity to run away, unplug and get rested and refreshed. Though it was only for two nights, the time away was worth every bit of effort it took to get there.
We sat, we talked, we walked some, we watched the light on the canyon walls shift... we read, we watched the dog wander and pace trying to find the perfect spot to settle down and enjoy gnawing on an antelope leg she found in the area... we napped, we slept almost 12 hours both nights and we woke to beautiful sunrises.
We viewed the incredible artwork of the Master Artist. The sunsets and sunrises were beautiful. I just kept snapping pictures because with every few seconds that passed, the colors were changing and seemed more brilliant and bright. Here's a little slide show of the show on Sunday night...
I enjoyed reading from the Laura Ingalls Wilder book that I bought while visiting Mount Rushmore.
#2 News of another grant approved... this one with enough to cover the cost of the printing of the Pieces From The Past Book and the display frame for the quilt.
#3 The opportunity to promote the book with an interview on the local radio station and a book signing event at the local library
Sadly, this book does not include the patterns for the quilt. When I obtained permission to use the vintage Kansas City Star patterns it was granted specifically that the patterns be offered in a digital format at no cost to the participants of the sew along.
It does, however include all of the letters, family stories, history, and recipes.
If you are interested in a copy of the book you can contact me at MelvaLovesScraps@NolanQualityCustoms.com and I'll let you know the best way to send payment. Cost is $25 plus $5 to cover postage within the United States. International mail requests may be possible. But, again, you will need to email me at the above address.
#4 The completion of the last rows of our Camping Journal Quilt...
I stitched the Badlands Block and the Mount Rushmore block while we were away. All I need to do now is embroider the names of the locations and the dates of when we visited the various places on the sign blocks.
Thirty-four blocks representing our six different trips and seventeen different overnight stays were added to our "Journal." What fun we have had! Each overnight stay has a block to represent something we saw or did.
It is now time to settle in for the winter and get back to quilting...
I still have a pattern test to get done! Thankfully, the designer is kind and understanding. :)
What are YOU thankful for?
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May you see the abundant blessing in your life!
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