The Road Trip preparation has begun! What trip you ask? Over the last couple summers our family of five has rented an motorhome for vacations across the United States. This was our time to see if we liked RV life and if it worked for our family. Guess what? IT DOES! We LOVE it. So last fall, we purchased our very own new-to-us RV and plan to hit the road for TWO months. Yes, two months. We leave one month from today, so the real planning has started! Well, kind of. The RV is in storage until next weekend. So for the time being, I shall craft and blog! And yes, I will be blogging along the way this summer so you may follow along! (You may follow on Instagram
too - username Anns_Photos)
A Map. Of course you need a map on a road trip! This one is for the kids. I printed off this
map at Mr. Printables. Ran it though the Xyron machine with the laminate top and magnet back. Cut it apart and called it done. Until I realized that it probably will be too big to fit on the oven door in the RV -- the only place it will stick. Bummer. The plan is build the puzzle by putting up each state as we arrive. Well, this year, we are ONLY covering about 17 states, so it will work -- for now.
Where are we going? You will have to wait and see!!!
Next up, a project for Hailey. She has been very concerned on how she is going to bring her earrings safely on the trip. Mommy to the rescue! And along came the earring wallet.
We get so many questions about the trip.....
What do you eat? At restaurants every day?
Where to you park the RV?
Don't you get sick of riding?
This is awesome, but don't you have to work?
Are you bringing your sewing machine?
Where are you going?
Then of course, there is always questions about the toilet and sewer!
I will answer these and many more in the coming days. Let me know if you have other questions as well. I would be happy to answer them. And as we travel, I hope you will enlighten us on must see places along our route!
About two years. Yes, this WIP was started a mere two years ago. And yes, I planned on it taking that long.
For me, paper piecing this scrap quilt was easy mindless sewing, just what you need somedays. I like having a long project like this just for those times. There are so many scraps on this quilt -- which for me, are memories of all the projects created with the fabric. There are friends scraps in here as well, but only from times that we were sewing together. Here she is in all her glory....okay, hanging on the wall might not be her most glorious spot!
For quilting I did a simple straight line following white fabric. The back of the quilt is white minky
and it is machine bound with a raspberry floral.
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And just so you know
even a quilt can get