Friday, June 6, 2008

A couple of bits of business before I continue packing and getting ready to leave on our anniversary trip early in the morning. I'm trying to get at least 6 of the setting blocks for the Seeing Stars quilt-a-long quilt done by tonight. Two are completed, two need final seams and two are still in pieces. I think I can make that deadline. I'm pleased with the fabric choice. I wanted the quilt to have a "blue" feel. I hope this print isn't too overwhelming for the stars. We'll see as more get completed. I also want to get my quilt for the mini swap planned. I can sew it when I return.

Many of you asked where we are heading on our trip, so I thought I would share a few pictures from our destination. You may recognize the place from the landmark in the picture. I will tell you it's a very small private inn (only 3 suites). Breakfast every morning, a beach to walk and run on, forest to hike in, and best of all...alone time with my sweetie!







I want to thank everyone who came by over the last couple of days to attend the party. Many of my regular readers came...I'm so glad...and I met some new bloggers as well. I will be visiting your blogs when I have a bit of time. I appreciate every comment!

Last order of business, thanks to the magic of the random number generator the winner of the "Pretty in Pink" mini quilt is...Sara from the Quilting Bookworm Sara said, "Congratulations on your 100th post! And your 25 year anniversary! Where are you going to celebrate? That is so exciting. I am nowhere near that (100th post or anniversary!) I love the mini quilt, I like the pinwheel side the best. I love pinwheels and how they look!" Email me your address and I'll get it in the mail today.

I don't know if I'll be blogging while I'm away next week. The laptop will be with me because we use IChat to communicate with the kids. I'm looking forward to sitting on the deck and cruising flickr for inspiration and catching up on my blog reading as well as filling up my bloglines with new, fun crafty blogs! I may even be hand sewing some hexagons for some English paper piecing if I can get everything gathered up in time. Until next weekend....take care bloggy pals!

38 comments:

amandajean said...

I hope you have a fabulous time. It looks like a wonderful destination!!!

Michelle said...

Well, you lucky lady. That place looks fabulous. Have a great time!

Linda said...

Congratulations to Sara. Your setting blocks look lovely with the stars. That destination looks superb, no idea where it is, must it must be a long way from Kansas as there's ocean. Hope you have a wonderful time with your sweetie.

Darcie said...

Looks like a pretty grand place to spend time with your better half! Enjoy every second!

Love the quilt-in-progress...very fresh and minty feeling!

Lucky Sara! It was a fun theme. You're very creative, Jacquie.

Rebekah C said...

have a wonderful trip! the beach looks amazing!

QuiltedSimple said...

I hope you have a wonderful time. Very beautiful destination. Your seeing stars looks fabulous so far!! Enjoy your break,
Kris

Stephanie said...

Your vacation destination pics pair nicely with your lovely green/blue quilt...my 2 most favorite colors. Enjoy your trip.

driftwood said...

hope you have a really wonderful time, and come back with lots of inspiration for more gorgeous quilts!

Amy said...

Looks too good to be true! Enjoy your stay =)

iknitipurl said...

I just came across your blog and am so glad that I did. I'm a new quilter and your blog has inspired me so much! Have a wonderful vacation!

Amber said...

How fun - have a wonderful trip.
The quilt looks amazing!! I love the print - it doesn't look busy at all.

Not Lucy said...

Love the blue and green quilt. Makes me feel serene and I agree with Stephanie that the vacation pictures go nicely with the quilt. Have a great trip, wish I was heading out for a vacation, instead we have high school graduation tonight and a party on Sunday!

Sara said...

I am so jealous of the destination for your anniversary! I would love to have 3 days alone time with Rich!! I hope you have a great time!!!

Tina said...

Hope you have a wonderful relaxing time. I'm "sharing the love" with you over on my blog. If you have time, please stop by.

jillytacy said...

I hope you have a wonderful anniversary and enjoy your getaway! It looks like a beautiful place!

Penny said...

Love the quilt and the destination looks wonderful. I went to the Whale Watch Inn in Northern California about ten years ago and your pictures reminded me of it.

Regi said...

Your seeing stars quilt is going to be so lovely... very serene looking.

Congratz on the 100th post and your anniversary. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful time on your trip!

jovaliquilts said...

Have a wonderful anniversary trip!!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Whereever it is that you are going it looks just beautiful!! Have a wonderful time.

qusic said...

Your week will be gorgeous as is the sight of this wonderful place,
congrats to your anniversary and to your 100th.
a special hug for your visiting my blog and your lovely comments which I apprciate dearly. Have a great time with your sweetheart!

magikquilter said...

Enjoy your break away from everyday life. May your time together bring back those memories and feelings of so long ago now and stay with you in your next 25 years together.

Looking forward to seeing some non quilting photos...can't believe I said that!!

Stephanie D. said...

I have no clue where that is, but it looks so relaxing and renewing. I can just feel the ocean breezes blowing the worries right out of my head!

Have a wonderful time and I'm looking forward to pictures!

Tine said...

I have no idea where you are going, but it looks fantastic!
I think your quilt looks wonderfully cool and fresh with all the blue and green.

gardenymph said...

Jacquie, I've enjoyed following the stars quilt progress. Stars are one of my favorite patterns and I can't wait to get started on my own.
Have a wonderful trip and Happy Anniversary!

Kieny said...

Have a wonderful time together! It looks like a really nice place where you are going.

Rachel said...

Oh! It reminds me of La Push, Washington, which I visited many years ago with my family....wherever it is, it looks beautiful. I am quite inspired by your version of the quilt along, I might just have to join in.... :)
Rachel

Dawn said...

Your blues are beautiful...and the anniversary get-away is so incredibly romantic. Have a gorgeous time!

Katy said...

that quilt-to-be looks beautiful, I love those fresh colours. (you can't beat green, I think - I am always sceptical of people that say 'don't like green'...I mean, what's wrong with them?!?!)
Have a fabulous break, it looks amazing, happy anniversary!!!

MightyMom said...

teeheehee, my first ever quilt (started, not yet finished) is a grandmother's flower garden I'm doing (ahem) by english paper piecing.


Enjoy...looks lovely.

Anonymous said...

Well it looks to me like you might be going to the Oregon coast, somewhere around Haystack rock?? I go to Newport Or. often and love it there.
I just found your web site and am delighted to visit with fellow quilters.
Sharon/Ks

Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Isn't the QAL fun??? I love how everyone's blocks are the same but different. I hope I enjoy making my Dear Jane Quilt as much. I have no idea where you're going, but if the beach is involved it's got to be great! Have funnnnnnn!

LauraJ said...

hello! and thank you for your blog visit yesterday.
You have a wonderful trip!!

Kristen said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Have a great time!!

ivyarts said...

Hope you've had a great vacation. I love the colors of your new quilt.

Sarah said...

Have a wonderful trip! I love the peak at the star quilt, I think it's going to be gorgeous.

kathyann said...

Wow,what a wonderful place to spend your 25th Anniversary,you are one very lucky lady,Enjoy!!!!!!
Have a fabulous time!
Love from Kathy and the girls

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Hope you have a FABULOUS get away! I know you will. It looks like paradise. Your blue quilt is so pretty. I posted a new challenge so hopefully you can join us when you get back. Congrats on 25 years. That is quite an accomplishment!

Rae said...

Your quilt looks wonderful!