Sunday, October 13, 2013

European Odyssey

Did I miss anything?  I returned from my European Odyssey late on Thursday.  Two days recovering from a cold and jet lag later, and I have finally decided that it is time to update this blog and turn on the sewing machine.  The European Odyssey took AH and I from Prague to Amsterdam in 16 days with stops in Munich, Bamberg, and Brugge.  It was fabulous and we blogged it at http://eurobeerodyssey.blogspot.com. Over the two weeks, we were spoiled by good beer, good food, and good transportation options.  Oh, and I even managed to stop at a quilt store in Amsterdam.  


But, enough about my amazing vacation.  I have to get caught up on the South Sound Modern Quilt Guild block of the month project.  The September block was an aqua and red dream, the October block is an exercise in cool colors.

September 
October

I'm not thrilled with the center of the October block; it's a little off and it doesn't make me entirely happy. But, it is the first thing I've worked on since returning from the Old Country so I'm giving myself some latitude on this one.  At any rate, I love the cool colors that I selected  and I think a quilt with everyone's efforts will be rather lovely.  



I've also finished a couple more Dresden's for Catherine's quilt.  By my count, I only have two more to do and then I can get started on attaching them.  I'm really excited about how this is turning out.  I may or may not get to this today, but there is football to watch and there are cats to pet.  A big thanks to Christine for taking awesome care of the cat army while I was gone.  There has been very little surly behavior since my triumphant return, although Scout About has been walking me to the guest room on a regular basis and is looking for her new BFF.    


4 comments:

  1. Your blocks are turning out very nice. I like the turquoise colors. I tried to read about your vacation, but I'm not authorized to access that blog. Hope you had a wonderful time!

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  2. Welcome home. It sounds like a dream trip.

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  3. I'll check out the blog on your trip. Sounds like you had a great time. Welcome home. Glad to hear the cats aren't punishing you (much) for your absence.
    And all those blocks/plates look great

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  4. I really do miss Scout About. She's my favorite. Shhh...don't tell the others.

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