Thursday, July 10, 2008

Not MIA, just on the road

Lest anyone be concerned about my infrequent posting, I am in the US for seven weeks, busy visiting family and teaching in a summer program. This is my rough itinerary, in case you're curious, but I'll be flying, not driving! As much as I love seeing the Gulf of Bothnia in Vaasa, nothing quite tastes or sounds like the Atlantic. I'm looking forward to my first visit to Montana, too!

What have I been up to in terms of craftiness? Well, I did made tons of jam before leaving Vaasa. (Some of the ingredients came out of the freezer from last summer's crop!)

I have also finished up my Summer Four Seasons Swap quilt, which will be on its way back over the Atlantic by the weekend. (I really hoped to get it done before I left to save on postage!) The fish are needle-turned and there's a combination of machine quilting and hand-quilting with perle cotton. I tried prairie points for the first time here, too.

Finally, I'm working on some new couch pillows for my mom at the moment. Here are some of the fabrics - more photos to come!

9 comments:

Clare said...

Hope your going to take some photos during your trip. I'd love to see Montana.

Great little quilt.

Cascade Lily said...

Well done on finishing your quilt and have a fabulous time!!

Margaret aka Supermom said...

jen, your 4sqs summer quilt was mailed a week ago. the sender is concerned about you being gone if it has not yet arrived. will your mail be safely held? please let me know:-)

tami said...

That is quite a range of places in the US. When will you be in Lewiston? That is about 25 minutes from me. I hope you're going to go to Mardens and buy all the fabric so I won't have to. :cD

Guðrún said...

This is a long trip. Enjoy it.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Enjoy yourself!!! No time for jam/jelly making here this summer - yours looks great! But lucky me, someone gifted me with a jar of homemade jelly last week! I'm going to Marden's in Maine tomorrow! I hope you get to go too and stock up on some goodies! Your FISH quilt is GREAT - the prairie points are the perfect touch... and can't wait to see your finished pillows!
Cheers!
Evelyn

Nines said...

Love everything you do and I bet that jam will taste spectacular in January!

Libby said...

Wow - what a trip. Montana is definitely on my list *s8

ROZ said...

Prairie points on the bottom, what a good idea. I love those little fish.