Saturday, April 24, 2010
Back From Vacation in Oregon
Above is a church in Seaside that I thought was charming.
Below I took several photos of signs in the town of Wheeler as we drove through. My maiden name was Wheeler, & I thought my Dad would get a kick out of some of these.
We spent a day in Tillamook, & went to the cheese factory. Not only was it interesting, the cheese & ice cream were yummy!
They even had a quilt on the wall. IN fact there were quilts on the barns all around town too!
We also stopped at the Latimer Quilt & Textile center (that’s my pal Ilene in front). Below are a couple of shots of my favorite quilts in the exhibit. the first reminded me of the crazy quilt that Allie did recently. It's almost the negative of it.
One room was dedicated to mostly weaving.
We had lunch at a neat little store/restaurant (I think it was the Blue Heron, hence the tile on the floor).
Outside were lots of old vehicles, which for some strange reason, really appeal to me. I just love them. I took dozens of pictures, but will only post a couple here.
We’ve been home for over a week, & it feels like we hit the ground running. I am still trying to finish the McKenna Ryan quilt & have another that goes on next. I have been quilting densely on it, & it is coming along beautifully, but progress feels slow. I will try to post more on it soon.
I have also been orienting to Pre-admission Testing at the hospital, & I feel like there is so much to learn that my head is about ready to explode!
We had hoped to leave winter behind us when we left town, but it found us again on Wednesday. Today though, looks like spring again, in at least that the sky is blue, & the snow is melting again!