So, how did it get to be November already?!? I obviously intended to post about my family’s visit back in July…oops! Since my family comes out to visit every year, I try to think of new things to do each time, as well as visiting a few favorite places. The timing of their visit coincided with the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention in Denver.
After attending the convention, we spent the rest of the week in and around Denver. We drove the Mount Evans Scenic Byway and another day drove through Rocky Mountain National Park. We saw several animals, but not as many elk as we have before. We went to The Wild Animal Sanctuary, which has wonderful elevated walkways to view the animals living in their wide open habitats. Closer to home, we spent some time walking around the lakes at Washington Park and took a tour of Hammond’s Candies. We visited the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and were hoping to see some buffalo, but unfortunately they were not visible on the 9-mile Wildlife Drive that day.
I thought I would just share a mosaic of pictures from our vacation. Feel free to click on the photo for a larger image, or click on any of the titles below for the original photo :)
1. My Family, 2. Pretty View, 3. Mount Evans, 4. Summit Lake, 5. Bighorn Sheep, 6. Echo Lake, 7. Bears, 8. Mary Lake, 9. Smith Lake, 10. Meadow, 11. Meadow, 12. Lake, 13. Meadow
And I’m having so much fun with the Denver Quilt Guild! A few weeks ago we had our meeting and exchanged name tags. Sara made mine and I love it! The color, and the star fabric on the back, are just perfect :)
I made a name tag for Teresa. She wanted a clip-on tag, and her only other request was a 3-D flower. I had fun coming up with a design for this one. My flower ended up being different than what I originally planned, but I really like how it turned out. I also made a pocket on the back.
Everyone made such fun name tags for each other!
Last month I had Rosalynda’s box for the quilting bee. All of her blocks are Shattered Chevrons. Here are the 2 blocks I made:
My parents and sister came for a visit last week, so I will be posting pictures of all the places we saw while they were here!
I’ve participated in 2 swaps since I joined the Denver Quilt Guild in February. The first thing we did was a bag swap.
After looking through a lot of cool bags (many I still want to make sometime!), I ended up making the Peekaboo Chevron Tote. I even made fabric covered buttons…which was so much simpler than I though it would be!
For this swap, names were drawn for each bag that was made. All of the bags were really nice, but I was lucky enough to get Stacey’s bag! The fabric/colors are perfect. It was like she made it just for me :)
Here’s a picture of us with the bags we made:
Thanks to Liz, who heads up the Guild, for this picture!
Last month we did an apron swap. I made the Lilly Apron out of some fun green fabric:
For this swap, we drew numbers, and going in order, each person picked the apron she wanted. Again, all of the aprons were so great! Since I wanted a full apron (and I loved the colors she used) I picked the one that Stacey made:
Showing off the fun aprons we received!
Thanks to Teresa for this picture! Too bad my eyes are closed ;)
For next month’s meeting, we are exchanging sewn/quilted name tags. I’m really excited to work on my idea for Teresa. I’m also looking forward to the name tag I’ll receive :)