Selina, who blogs at Selina Quilts. It brought a smile to my face with the cheery bright orange fabrics and the fun stitching.
I came across a ball of handspun corriedale that I decided to dye using orange drink mix. I filled an old pickle jar half way with water, and then added vinegar along with four packages of orange drink mix. I didn't stir it once the yarn ball was in the jar and then I microwaved it to set the color. The result was a soft mottled look to the yarn which was just what I wanted.
Twenty years ago I made a bow tie quilt using traditional methods with a plastic template, studiously cutting out each piece by hand and then hand quilting it using tiny stitches.
This is the quilt with the border, and it really was comfort quilting to me.
My family and I took our dual sport motorcycles out the other weekend, loading them on the trailer and driving across town to the foothills. We drove up Eighth Street which went from being in a country club neighborhood to dry foothills then on to the treeline with plenty of pine trees. It was a lovely day to be out with the sun shining but with just a hint of a bite to the air. We rode for hours just enjoying the Idaho views and spending time together as a family. I should have stopped more to take some scenic photos but I was having such a good time I just stopped once near the summit to look over the view of the valley below. I love Idaho!