Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WIPs With Friends And A Giveaway

I have been working on a few things this past weekend. 
 None of which were my Ocean Waves quilt though. 
 I have a shower gift to make and I began working on a Chenille blanket for 
my newest great nephew born last week.

I made the bee block for February.  Isn't it adorable? 
 I'm pretty sure I need to make an entire quilt of strawberries now.  


I finished the oven mitts but can't show them = (  
I have to wait until I can gift those. 
 I did begin working on the chenille blanket I needed to have ready to mail out this week. 
 So many lines of sewing!
If you want to make one too check out my Chenille blanket tutorial.


I managed to get all the lines sewn and then later cut.  Then I just need to bind, wash and mail!


Hubby and I went to the Camper and RV show this past weekend. 
 We are totally in love with these Retro campers.  
We drove by the factory last time we were in Shipshewana (accidently) and discovered them. 
 They make a fifth wheel but there was not a model at the camper show.  
We did speak with someone that is going to try to get us a factory tour and talk about what our options are with a fifth wheel and the cost.  
SQEE!!  
This is one of the things we are planning on doing when I retire.  
TRAVEL!!!  
Can we come and see YOU???  


This is not the interior of the Retro but another one that we liked.  
The show was overwhelming, but it did help us narrow down the things we liked and did NOT like.  He kept on saying, 
"We have to make sure there will be a place for you to set up your sewing machine" 
 Ah, he knows how to make a girl happy!


Last but not least, I am working on a Yeti receiving blanket.  
If I had a brain in my head I would make this into a quilt rather than a receiving blanket,
 but I don't so there you have it! 
 I think I need to change out the lips for a more subtle shade of pink. 
 (she looks more clown/whorish than I like right now).  
So no big deal, but I have to get her stitched around and 
the receiving blanket part done by next week for the baby shower! 
 I'll keep you posted.


Curious about the giveaway? 

 I have a an adorable charm pack to send to you! 
 If you want a chance to win, please tell me one place we should visit on our camping adventure
 in your state and why.  
Giveaway closes Friday February 17 in the morning.
I will announce the winner on Friday.
Please make sure I can contact you via email.
I will go to the next winner if I cannot.

For a second chance link up to our WIPs With Friends so we can all see what you are working on too!  Just use the Inlinkz button to link up.  

I'm linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts Let's Bee Social

That's it!  Easy peasy!  Good luck and happy stitching!

~XOP~



17 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

I live in Kentucky and would recommend you visit Red River Gorge. It has lots of hiking trails and gorgeous scenery! It's also within a couple hours' drive of Lexington, KY where there are lovely horse farms and horse racing and distilleries that you can tour.

Terry said...

I'm in Michigan. I suggest you visit Tequomenon Falls (not sure I spelled that right)in the U.P. It is beautiful and root beer colored.

Vicki C said...

You should visit Missouri Star Quilt in Hamilton MO. They have a "Glamper Retreat" every year.

cynthia horst said...

You should. Is it the redwood forest by Eureka, California. It's awe inspiring, looking up at all those gentle giants. Extremely breathtaking!

Quilting Tangent said...

NY - go to Adirondack Park - it is huge 6 million acres. 24Tangent@gmail.com

DianeF said...

I live in Colorado and you must visit Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Beautiful mountains and fresh air. I would love to meet you in person and since I'm just beginning to quilt (taking a beginner's course now), maybe you could mentor me for a day! diane.feldstein@caci.com is my email.

barbara woods said...

The Smokie mountains but I live in N.W. Ga ! we have Howard Finister's place where he lived and painted here in my small town

Ioleen Kimmel said...

I'm in Canada but if you want to travel this way be sure to visit Banff and Jasper National Parks. Hubby and I would be happy to act as guides.

Patti said...

If you come through Wisconsin you should for sure drive the Mississippi River north with stops in La Crosse. Beautiful country.

Rosa said...

I live in Spain and I invite you to come to Murcia there are wonderful montains and beaches and many monuments to see and the food is delicious and we are very kind.

Colleen Yarnell said...

5th wheels are great! My parents had one that wasnt huge but had two recliners and sofa and the table with chairs. It was great!

Sarah Slosson said...

You already mentioned the place I was going to suggest: Shipshewana. Great for those of us with fabric addictions! PS - I love that little yeti design. It's adorable!

mtquilter said...

What one place to visit in Montana is a tough question. So many choices besides the obvious, Yellowstone and Glacier parks. (I know the majority of Yellowstone is in Wyoming but us Montana's like to think it also belongs in our state as we have the majority of the entrances to the park!) ;) I would say the Beartooth highway is a definite must see but I wouldn't take a camper on it. A good day trip with your truck. Gorgeous views and super windy road.

Michele T said...

You have to come up to Canada and visit Pukaskswa Narional Park close to where I live in Northwestern Ontario - it is truly spectacular!!!

Christine Thompson said...

Itasca State Park when the Mississippi River begins.
Faithful reader, enjoy your site.
thanks,
Christine
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Donna~~ said...

Stanley Lake (near Stanley Idaho). Camp on a weeknight mid week when it isn't busy and prepare for cold, but it is like having your own private mountain--spectacularly beautiful, and if the Rangers have a class on anything, take it in.

GranChris said...

Go to Colorado, the Pikes Peak area is wonderful but remember warm clothes and blankets.

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