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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Memory Lane + 1 Quilt

I feel totally unprepared for today. Both yesterday and today I got up at 5:00 so that I could do some sewing on my secret assignment. I really feel that I need to use my time wisely, so I try to sneek in some time with my Pfaff before I have to get ready for my big girl job. Since I can't show you what I am working on, I thought I would show you a little project I had as a secret assignment last September. I pieced this little number for the talented Ms. Fig Tree. Of course this is a before photo. It did go to market and looked great when it was quilted. The fabrics are from the Gypsy Rose group.

Today I had lunch with my friend Kathy. We have been friends since we started working at this beautiful place, Yosemite National Park. I worked in the Park for 10 years. Kathy still works there and we have been friends for... yikes... going on (I was going to put the number here but I just couldn't do it) years now. How did that happen? That was life, before children and even with children! Actually this is where my kids started school.
So, in honor of our history with Yosemite, I thought I would share some semi-recent photos with you of the park. (I like to think of it as the "happiest place on earth" but some other place already took that line!)

This is my secret spot for picnics:

Here are some of the classic photos that you just have to take when you are there... even though you have taken them a 100 times before. 1. Bridelvale Falls 2. Tunnel View 3. El Capitan

Don't you think it's a nice backyard? I hear it calling my name... I am due for a visit but I like to wait until mid May when the Dogwood Trees are blooming!

6 friends stopped by to chat:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

my husband and I want to visit there but in a few years when Amelia is bigger. Beautiful. Can't wait to see your secret assignment!

Jilly's Space said...

oh how beautiful..I would love to have that as my backyard!!
Lovely quilt!

PamKittyMorning said...

I can barely remember going to Yosemite for the fire falls when I was a kid. (Old lady alert) We used to camp there a lot when I was little. I loved the story times in the evening. I think the last time I went I was in college, we got snowed in and a bunch of us shared a cabin. We saw the most amazing snow people on the walk up to the falls.

ranette said...

Oh my gosh...if I had that for a backyard I'd never, ever, ever leave my place. Thank you for the beautiful pictures

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful Gypsy quilt - what a beautiful job piecing!
And now for Yosemite - can you believe I've never been there. Thanks for sparking my travel bug to get there soon. So awesome.

bingo~bonnie said...

what a GORGEOUS two color quilt!!! I la,la,love it! What is the pattern called?

I have a two color quilt to make and thought I had the plan all set, but now after seeing yours it's giving me new ideas... I've not cut into the fabric just yet... take a peek at my blog to see what I'm talking about. I'd love to know more about your pattern name for just in case I think about recreating it - I'll be able to give proper credit to you ;)

so glad I found this tonight while reading your archives ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie