Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Orange Peel


My mom had surgery a few weeks ago so I have had some added time for a little hand stitching.  I contemplated doing some Grandmother Flower Garden flowers, but decided instead on some Orange Peel blocks.  I enjoyed working on the ones in my Trifle Dish quilt.  There is a fun QAL going on through the summer for the Orange Peel blocks.  This is what I have so far.

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We managed to slip away for a few days for our annual family fishing trip.  I was not great with picture taking this time, but here are a few shots of the kids and grandchildren with whom we made memories. 

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Son #1 and family.
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Son #2 and family.
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Son #4 and family.
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Daughter and family.
These pictures were taken the night before we left and son #3 and his family had to leave early to get home in time for a summer camp date and a horse show on Sunday. 

There is nothing quite as relaxing as having a pole in the water, waiting for a nibble and enjoying a view like this. It recharges the body batteries!

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30 comments:

Terry said...

That looks like a great place to visit, whether you fish or not. I love your orange peel blocks! :0)

Beth Shibley said...

Those orange peel blocks are lovely and tempt me to begin another quilt! :)
Love the family photos.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lovely quilt blocks Mary ,,,I've never done Orange Peel
Beautiful family pics

Maria said...

Lovely Orange Peel blocks.. And I love the table runner in previous post..
Great photos of your family. Boy the kids are all getting so big...

Betsy said...

Lovely blocks and family Mary. It is nice you all can vacation together

Carla said...

Beautiful scenery! I love fishing and just waiting.....

Nedra said...

Nice job on the Orange Peel blocks. And you have a beautiful family!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Such special family time and the photos of each of your children's family is wonderful! Hope your mom is doing well. Orange peel reminds me of a WIP I need to dig out & finish.

Stephanie said...

Wishing your mom the best. Busy hands help keep our minds occupied during stressful times. Aren't we lucky to have such a craft! Gorgeous bit of Mother Nature but not as gorgeous as your family.

Michele said...

They look great and I love the colors that you are using.

Mary Huey said...

what a beautiful family, Mary - hope your Mom is well.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love those orange peels! How nice that you were able to get away with your family ... I would imagine that's not an easy feat, getting everyone together like that ... but that is part of what makes it worth it, I'm sure.

Lesley said...

You have such a beautiful family...love the scenery too! As for those peels, stunning! Hope your mom is doing well.

Dora, the Quilter said...

So glad you were able to spend time with family!
I've seen several orange peel quilts hanging around blogdom. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours. All your orange peel blocks are so pretty--and with so much personality.

Carla said...

Now that is a beautiful place. You all look so happy and what fun to all get together. Your orange peel is wonderful.

Sheila said...

Your orange peel blocks are lovely and what fantastic photos of your family vacation :-)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Your orange peel blocks are awesome....love the background you are using....and what gorgeous country your fishing trip!

Wacky Woman said...

That probably is a good travel project. You have a beautiful family!

Jacquelynne Steves said...

What beautiful scenery! And I love your orange peel block- that is one of my favorite blocks :)

OPQuilt said...

What a gorgeous backdrop for family photos, but of course I know this is just jealousy on my part for that space and time where you get to relax while "waiting for a nibble."

Hope your Mom is doing fine, but glad you had some handwork to help while away those long hospital hours/convalescence hours. I've been doing handwork a lot this summer, too, and am really enjoying it. Beautiful set of blocks you have!

Elizabeth

em's scrapbag said...

Truly beautiful. Looks like at great family outing.
Your orange peel looks great!

Michele said...

What wonderful family photos :-) It must have been a great time! Your orange peel blocks look fabulous with all the different background fabrics.

nancygrayce said...

What a beautiful place for a vacation! And how fortunate and blessed that you can have all your family together!

I hope your mama is recovering!! She's amazing!

Barb said...

Awesome pictures, love your quilt...

Nat Palaskas said...


woo! I love your family photos. I was counting the grand kids, but have to run! Will be back and do more counting - Hugs Nat

Mdm Samm said...

beautiful family Mary...there is nothing like capturing them at all ages so as when they grow up and see these again they are reminded what you brought into their lives...

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh my you have a beautiful family and what a wonderful place to spend family time. The scenery is gorgeous.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

I love Your family photos, Mary (as always).
Your orange peel blocks are lovely!!! Great job!!!

Val said...

You have a beautiful family!!! Orange peel blocks? Never heard of them but they are gorgeous! I have a lot to learn!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

You have such a beautiful family, children, spouses, and grandchildren! A family fishing trip sounds like a lot of fun!

I love those log cabin color blocks you are doing. They remind me of a quilt I saw on the cover of a magazine recently. It's probably the same one:)