Sunday, July 16, 2006

Home From the Mountains



Just returned from Colorado! DH and I try to make it to the mountains once a year and they never disappoint! I have had a fascination with the Rockies since my teen-aged days. I think it is because they are so permanent, so spiritual, so so gorgeous! I was able to hit several quilt shops too--always a soul-lifting experience!! I have to admit I did purchase a "few" pieces of fabric, couple of patterns, and some miscellaneous items. These are my "souvenirs" in place of cedar boxes and t-shirts!!! The second photo is a fabric I found in a shop in Colorado Springs. It had been made up into a bag. So darn cute! The shop was out of the black background print of it and the pattern and the kits. :( However, the clerk thought I might be able to find the pattern on their website, which I will try to do. It has funny quilters with funny sayings! I wish I had bought more! Off to catch up on laundry, finish unpacking, and --of course--pet two very love-starved cats!

18 comments:

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful fabric! Hope you're able to design a quilt bag for the rotary mat, and all the "bits" ...

Sweet P said...

I love the Rockies too. Only I don't get see them unless we are flying to the West Coast (one downfall of living on the East Coast) Someday we plan on buying a cabin in the Rockies.

Linda_J said...

Welcome home, Vera! Where was the mountain picture taken? We vacationed out there years and years ago when my youngest sister was just a little toddler. She and the sister 3 years her senior were left in KC with the grandparents. BUT youngest sister and husband moved out to Littleton 15 plus years ago and showed us all, LOL.

Marcie said...

Did you say you had rocky teenage days? Just kidding--my mind plays with words. Glad you had a nice time in CO. Love the quilt below that you just got back from your quilter. Another beauty!

Karen said...

What a beautiful, incredible scene. And what fun to visit quilt shops along the way. Although I would have to get the cedar boxes and t-shirts as well as quilt fabric :-).

Judy said...

Love the mountains too! Glad you had a great trip and found the best parts... the quilt shops!! *VBG*

Screen Door said...

I'm glad you had a safe happy trip. It's fun to go, fun to come home. To me, fabric is always the BEST sovenier because when you make it into a quilt, everything you look at it, it sparks a memory.

Melanie

Mrs. Moody said...

Such a cute fabric! Lovely picture of the Rockies as well.

Passionate Quilter said...

Being from Denver (and sadly not living there anymore) I understand your need to see those mountains. We travel through the Appalachian Mtns. a lot now, and although very beautiful in their own way, there is nothing like the Rockies. Glad you got to go back too. I LOVE that fabric--way too cute!

ForestJane said...

Beautiful scenery in that first picture! And I love that fabric too... :)

jpquilter said...

Mountains are a regenerating experience for me too - something so grand about them - thanks for the reminder

Mary said...

Beautiful pictures of the mountains. Our mountains in North Georgia aren't as impressive but I like them anyway! However, driving on mountain roads scares me - I guess it was growing up and spending most of my life so far on the East Coast - can you say FLAT?

susan said...

Nothing like the mountains to lift your spirits and put everything into perspective. Welcome back!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Nice to see you back. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation in the mountains. Being in a valley I can't drive in any direction without facing a mountain range of some sort - I love it.

Samantha said...

Welcome back! Hope you didn'tmelt under our unbearble temperatures this past weekend. What shops did you hit, asks a curious local?

paula, the_quilter said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit to my state! Did you get up Pike's Peak? Visit the AF Academy? I like the green in that fabric.

Laura said...

Welcome Home Vera! I just watched a show on the Rockies this evening on the travel channel. It is definately someplace I would love to visit!

Dawn said...

Oh this is a fun quilter fabric! You have to do something really fun with it!