While we were on vacation we established a routine pretty quickly. We learned that, in Acadia National Park, if you want to find a parking place in the park you better be where you want to be early. From about 9:30 - 3:00 the place is a beehive of activity and parking is nearly impossible. We weren't staying on the bus route so driving was a must for us.
We would be out of the house by 7:30 for whatever hike were were doing so we were usually back around lunchtime. 7:30 is REALLY early for me but it gave me a lot of afternoon time for sewing, reading, napping or floating in the lake with a tasty beverage.
I honestly didn't have a lot of confidence in my hiking abilities. I had no plans or ambition to hike any of the taller mountains. But we set a strategy of starting off with some easy, but long, hikes and worked out way up. By the end of vacation Chris and Ian convinced me that I was ready for Sargent Mountain, the second highest peak in Acadia. It tops out at 1373' and I was thrilled to make it. Next year we are doing Cadillac Mountain for sure....via the easier South Ridge. I wore my celebratory Eagles cap all weekend and met lots of other Eagles fans. I even met someone who went to the Super Bowl to see it live. That's Chris in white and our friend, Ian, in blue. Laura passed up this hike and enjoyed a day alone sewing.
One day the three of them went out to eat and I took that opportunity to stay home, take over the machine and work on Antelope Canyon.
I was able to finish the Antelope Canyon quilt! A absolutely love this quilt and pattern. Laurie Shifrin designs very unique patterns and they are very well written. I think that I will likely make this one again and I love one of her other patterns, Mirage. Just Google the pattern names to find several sellers that carry them.
I'm making this for the guest house bed and I needed it bigger to have a nice overhang for that bed so I dyed the custom gradient for it and I love the effect of how the gradient sort of washes out the edges of the geometric pattern.
After the AQS show in October I want to get a quilt back dyed and get this one quilted and done before the end of the year.
Today and tomorrow are sewing days with Country School and I hope to make some progress on my Indonesian Batik quilt.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.