WiP - Alaska

  Whew, it's been a while, huh? We went to Alaska for vacation - which was amazing! - and then I came back with a nasty head cold. So it's taking a little longer than I expected to get back to real life. I'm determined to do something resembling a catch-up this week, though, so...

Trip highlight: first, that amazing quilt behind him. Denali has artists in residence, and the artwork, including several quilts, were awe-inspiring. This was up at the Eielson Visitor's Center - totally worth the four-hour one-way bus trip.

Second, as the Dude was inducted into the Denali Junior Ranger program - literally, at this very moment - the ground shook. It was a 5.8 earthquake. That's some timing that the Dude will remember for the rest of his life!

And then there was the before-we-left project, a mini quilt for the Dude's teacher. He picked the blocks {math is his favorite subject - can you tell?} and the fabrics. The blocks are only 4", so it's a very small mini at 11x16", but his teacher loved it, especially how much it reflected him.

And then the biggie - I finished Ripples and Reflections! Well, I shouldn't say I did. I ended up paying a friend who actually likes hand-binding {weird} to do the last step. But she is done, and I took her to Alaska for delivery to my mother-in-law, and snapped some photos while the scenery was good. Finish post coming soon!

I also sketched out the next t-shirt quilt and did some hand stitching, neither of which is particularly photographic. And before I left, I finished the quilting on Shivaun Place, made six Superman capes and a baby Thor costume, quilted three baby blankets for my church ministry, and finished all the squadron receiving blankets. Whew. I really needed a vacation!

And now we need to get into the swing of summer vacation - hopefully with less coughing!

See also: Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun Than HouseworkBoMs Away at What a Hoot.