Friday, May 31, 2013

A Bit Of Something!

We are recently back from a week camping at Santee Lakes.  They call it the best backyard in San Diego. The trip started out with us taking a bug along, so there was a few days of laying low and trying to kick the thing, which thankfully we did!!  The Lakes are so pretty, with tons of flat walking trails that I took advantage of.  Golfing close by for Mr. P, and he took advantage of that.  The best part, our girl and her guy were very close by, so there was time spent with them and lots of wedding planning going on.  The biggest woohoo of the trip, my girl and I found my dress for the wedding.  Her guy’s family hosted a wonderful dinner for us so we could meet his whole family.  A great day for sure, and once again more wedding planning!!!!


Of course we had to visit the Zoo, and especially since the new Koala exhibit just opened.  It’s so wonderful and look who we spotted when we were out and about023…….the perfect day to visit all the animals. 

Since we were practically camping right on their doorstep I just had to take some time out to visit one of my favorite quilt shops007 .


It’s one of those shops you go in and you feel like you are going home.  The ladies are always so welcoming and full of quilty enthusiasm.

My last post talking about Mother’s Day I realized I forgot to show this sweet gift from my036 daughter in law.  I love it so much it made me cry!!!   We hit the daughter in law jackpot with her for sure.

So here’s my “bit of something”.   Remember the Charming Girls quilt along??  A couple weeks back I saw on another blog a picture of a quilt from that group that a blogger had completed.  It started me thinking, where was my quilt?!!  Digging through my quilt closet, there it set all done and beautifully quilted by my friends Chris 032

and Karen…..needing binding of course!!  So I took it on vacation and got that job done.  Yesterday I took a bag class and made this super cute ticking bag.033   It has outside pockets on each side, and two giant pocket sections on the inside.034



Complete with a snap closure which I have never used before…..easy peasey to put in, and fast too!!!!!!!

Hope you all have some wonderful plans for the weekend. 


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Looks a lovely time and what a sweet gift.

Carol said...

What a beautiful gift from your DIL...sounds like a perfect camping trip, side trips to the Loft and fun times with your girl and her guy! Life is SOOOOOOOOOOO Good!

Terry said...

The gift from your DIL is so sweet! And congratulations on getting your Charming Girls quilt finished! Love the bag too! :0)

sunny said...

Sounds like you had a great time, despite the hitchhiker 'bug'. Glad you smashed it, and carried on.

Kris said...

I've been worried about you! That necklace from your daughter in law is precious!!

QuiltinGram said...

What is the name of the bag pattern? Looks like one I could make easily for a friend.

Darlene said...

I'm glad you and hubby got away for a few days!

As usual everything is wonderful - love the gift from your daughter in law.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Sounds like a most wonderful trip! Your DIL is a total sweetie. Fun!