Monday, May 16, 2016

Salt Lake City

Such an interesting city. Among our most exciting adventures were learning that we could go and hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra. We didnt realize that we could go to Temple Square and hear some magnificent music!  We then spent quite some time exploring other parts of the square.  

Everything is LARGE.  For those of us who love quilts, a home of Brigham Young, Beehive House, had a few lovely old quilts 

Sadly, our planned "meet up" with Yvonne van Rijn could not happen. Alas!

Returning to home now. Lots of ideas for new projects are floating around my head. Hope your May weather is as pleasant as we have had.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Adventures Abound

We live in a pretty spectacular world, with sights and scenes that cause you to say "WOW". Let me share some of that with you.

The American National Park system is an amazing treasure.  We have seen Rocky Mountain National Park - I should say we have seen a tiny, tiny piece of RMNP 

Bear Lake (at 10,000 ft) is still frozen over. 

Nearby, in Golden, Colorado, is a charming small museum, The Rocky Mountain Quilt Musuem. They are currently having an exhibit of Australian Quilts in cooperation with Quiltmania magazine. I was astonished with the workmanship - In particular, the tiny quilting done, some even on a home machine.  The exhibit guide and I felt sure that silk thread must have been used as some of the stitching was miniscule.

Done on a home machine approx queen size.
Each dot individually quilted around. 

Sometimes it is difficult to know whether to be overwhelmed or inspired, but it was great.