Monday, September 10, 2018

Uh Oh

Well, when Blogger knows I haven't posted in a long time and wants to know if I still want to get notifications about comments, I guess its time to fish or cut bait.  I'm not ready to cut bait so here we go. 

I'm still doing the same old - same old around here.  My quilting hobby keeps me fairly occupied and I still read voraciously.  

We took a trip to the west coast in July to visit family.  My stepdaughter now lives in Redmond, OR.  I went to the Sisters, Oregon quilt show while we were there.  That was the very first quilt show I ever attended back in 1996 long before I took up quilting myself.  It was hot, but then I expected that.  I and many others showed up about 7:30 in the morning while quilts were still being put out for display.  I met up with a couple of friends, one from here in the mountains and one who lives in Portland, OR now but used to live here in the mountains.  
Quilt Shop that sponsors the show
It had been many years since I'd been to Bend, Sisters and Redmond, Oregon.  Hard to believe how they've changed since we were there.  At one time I would have loved to live there but no more. 

After leaving Redmond, we drove up to Lummi Island, Washington to visit more family.  The drastic difference in weather was so welcome.  We left 100 degree temps in Oregon and arrived to the low 70's on the island.  
view from the deck Mt. Baker 
Also, the day after we left Oregon, wildfires erupted again covering the very highway we had traveled the day before.  They don't seem to have let up a lot since then.   The smoke from inland fires reached the Island a few days after we left. 
look close, afternoon snack 
While there, all four of us went up to Victoria, BC to visit Butchart Gardens.  Had a great trip up there.  Pretty gardens and good food and lively downtown Victoria. 

I'll do my best to be back without too much delay.  Hope you're all doing well. 

Y'all take care


  1. Well, I'm glad you posted! That looks like a great trip...with LOTS of beautiful scenery. I need to get out there...I hear it is just lovely.

  2. Welcome back! Would have been lovely to meet you when you were in the area!

  3. Glad to find a post here! Sounds like Oregon got our summer by mistake. Not that running 10 degrees cooler is all that cool, but I'm not complaining too much.

  4. Hey, Kiddo...I know what you mean about blogging and being out of the "loop." I have to ask fellow bloggers for help to get back on track with comment, and changes to the whole process!! Sometimes, I just feel like quitting...:)JP

  5. I got a similar reminder for my writing blog a while ago - it came as a bit of a shock to see how long it have been since I had posted!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne