We drove as far north as Walla Walla, WA. Delightful spring weather surrounded us there with everything in bloom - tulips, iris, dogwoods, lilacs, azaleas everywhere. While in Walla Walla, I had a fabulous day spending time with Stephanie (IG sadunphy) of Loft Creations and Candace (IG mrssquash). We had lunch, visited their local quilt shop and then I was treated to a visit to Maple Cottage. It was such fun to see it in person after following the progress on IG and her blog AND I got to meet the well loved Abby. Following that we took a short drive to Candace's and saw her beautiful home and stunning gardens. She and her husband have amazingly green thumbs. Those two gals have so much fun together and I discovered they are both black licorice lovers like myself. Who knew???
Leaving Walla Walla, we headed east to Stanley, Idaho. The scenery was glorious with lots of full streams and rivers, snowy mountains and lush meadows.
At one of our nightly stays, this greeted us on the tub.
Heading back south through NV, we enjoyed still more open roads and a desert in full bloom until we reached the I-15. UGH. It was back to the dreaded traffic again.
|What we enjoyed for five days!|
We arrived home in time for Mother's Day weekend where we celebrated with everyone here for a BBQ. Even momma tortoise laid her eggs for Mother's Day.
We always need a "grandchild fix" when we get home so it was nice to have a few little ones come visit.
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While in the car, I was able to hand stitch the binding down on En Provence and get a photo of it with a snowy mountain backdrop in Idaho. Of course, the wind was blowing and DH and I were laughing at ourselves trying to grab the picture while it was calm. He eventually stabilized it with rocks but it was still blowing.
The only other sewing that has gone on was my Mother's Day postcard for my mom. I am hoping to make my way to my sewing machine later today.