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September 1, 2021
Pillowcase Dresses and Good Bye August from Humble Quilts

Kathe Howe sent me these adorable dresses for my mission trip! Thank you Kathe!! With the surge in Covid cases it is possible we will reschedule once again. Eventually they will all go to a little girl in need. Blessings to all who have donated in one form or another. 

Hubby finally made it out backpacking with me. I brought him to the most epic place! Goat Rocks Wilderness in WA state. I've done this loop before but it was a lot harder this time. (Hubby reminded me I've aged 3 years! Thanks!)

We were out 2 nights ...

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August 11, 2021
Monthly Sampler from Humble Quilts

My sampler arrived from Two Thimbles! WOW! Love these "Repro Reds" by Cheryl  Johnson.

I've continued to take the old quilt apart and love seeing the blocks up close and personal! 

I love that tiniest little zigzag print!

Some of you have received blocks from this quilt top that has seen better days. 
I think the maker would be thrilled to know we are honoring her humble quilt and using the fabric she chose to put in this quilt top. I know I'm thrilled with these blocks! I hope you are too!

I mentioned adventures last Friday; Wow ...

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July 16, 2021
Just a Little Peek from Humble Quilts

Although I've been covering for an employee on vacation I got a few minutes in my sewing room this past week. Here's a pile of scraps from our fall quiltalong. Maybe called Yankee Doodle, but maybe not. I don't want to disparage my British friends.  :)

A few highlights from last weekend's backpacking trip.

Koosah Falls

Sahalie falls

A great place to stretch out and rest my body. 

A cold river to soak our feet and enjoy the outdoors. 
(one of my favorite photos)


Have an amazing weekend!

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June 30, 2021
Patriotic Bed Turning from Humble Quilts

Happy Wednesday! 
I made a couple of videos for today's blog post. The first one is an introduction to the 2nd video! 

The second video is a few of my patriotic quilts.
I hope you enjoy it!

You may be able to watch it better on Youtube. Follow me there if you want!

Some friends and I went on our first big backpacking trip of the year. 
I picked a few of my favorite photos. 

It was hot and a hard hike but this desert girl was loving the beauty of the forest! 

Take care! See you Friday in ...

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April 21, 2021
Mid Week Funday from Humble Quilts

What a jam packed week so far! All in good ways. 

I completed one more bird block. I only have greens to applique on the remaining blocks.
Can you believe I cannot remember my middle of the night "great setting idea"? I'm beginning to think I dreamed a great idea and didn't really have one. LOL
PS, This block is part of the quilt Cousin's Walk, now out of print.

Monday I prepared for a guild lecture, "Quilts Through the Seasons" I love doing these but don't think I'll ever get used to taking to ...

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December 31, 2020
A Sampling of 2020 Adventures from Humble Quilts

Just a few highlights of my backpacking trips that kept me sane in 2020! 
Outdoors was a great place for me to reset and leave the cares of the world behind. 

 I'm looking forward to what 2021 has waiting for me!

Stay safe tonight and I'll catch up with ya next year!

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July 27, 2020
Epic Summer Adventure from Humble Quilts

I mentioned last week I was off for an adventure and it was EPIC!

First off, going out with girlfriends is fun. 

Here we are all fresh, clean and ready to go!

7.3 miles later and this was the view from my tent at Mirror Lake, elevation 7,595'

This photo says Mirror Lake is a good name for it.

 Always enjoy sunsets.
We hiked a 5 miles alpine lake loop on Thursday. 
And took a dip to freshen up! LOL

 Our view again from my tent. I just couldn't get enough!
There were many water crossings....

And ...

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June 15, 2020
Pressing Mat and Backpacking from Humble Quilts

For my birthday my friend, Michelle, gave me this wool pressing mat cleaner. It has fine teeth that picks up a small layer of threads and wool. 

One side, before, 

 And after.
Tool info/

Side 2 before.

Looks better to me. 
Anybody else try this tool? Your thoughts?

 I told you I was off on an adventure this weekend. Well, we hiked a 27.5 mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail starting on  Thursday. 
I grew up north of Seattle and went out camping quite a bit in the forests with my family. I love the desert, where ...

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