Hand stitching a little bit each day on the Paris ornament. Currently, I'm filling in the background and then the graphics can be stitched with fancy fibers. This project accompanied me on a trip out west while we toured the Canadian Rockies. There were lofty goals of stitching during relaxing moments. Honestly, there was not much stitching as we were on the go. I tried to stitch on the plane, but the lighting was not conducive nor was my concentration. Lol.
My oh my, Canadian readers, you have a real treasure with those spectacular mountains, rivers, and lakes. We visited Banff and Jasper National Parks and a quick drive through Yoho. We also visited an American national park, Glacier National Park in Montana.
|Cascade Gardens Banff National Park|
|Bow River in Banff National Park|
|Lake Louise on a rainy day|
|Johnston Canyon Falls in Banff National Park|
|Glacier National Park Montana|
Some quilt-related accomplishments were made. I visited two popular and well-stocked quilt stores. Both shops at one time or another have been a Top Ten quilt store per Quilt Sampler
. The first one was The Sugar Pine Co.
in Canmore, AB. The second was Bear Paw Quilting
in Coeur d'Alene, MT. It was luck and a treat to have been in those areas when the shops were open. Admittedly, I was overwhelmed and bought only a few fat quarters at each store.
When on is on vacation, one must expect the unexpected. This is a photo of one of our 'roadblocks' after a long and tiring day on the road. Lol.
Today I'm happy to be 'home sweet home' slow stitching with Kathy and friends at Slow Sunday Stitching
. Thanks for viewing some of our vacation photos!