Monday, August 22, 2011


I hope you've all been having as wonderful a summer as I have. We returned last week from a once in a lifetime trip to some of our fabulous national parks - Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Arches, with a little break in Vegas (to see Hoover Dam) in the middle. My guys were real troopers - they were already seasoned travelers, but this was quite the road trip. We took thousands of pictures - too many to fully appreciate yet. Here are two of my favorites:
A peaceful moment in a geyser basin

A storm was brewing  in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone as we observed a (very) distant grizzly on another hillside. The dramatic lighting really caught my eye.

Last week I received my preview copy of the September issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited.

As always, jam packed with great articles. I especially enjoyed Barb Hollinger's article on pressing - she used an analytical approach that I found very appealing, and quite informative!

The kids won't start school until next week, but in the meantime I'm super excited to be working on a few things for Quilting Arts - 2 more TV segments, and an instructional DVD!