It was a good trip...all kinds of weather! Flooding on the Mississippi. A blizzard in North Dakota. Here are some woods in Virginia, on the way home. There was a hollow and every once in a while a dogwood tree or a redbud tree. We looked down into the hollow from the train...it went on for miles and miles...
I went East across the continent on the California Zephyr and then came home on the Cardinal through Virginia and West Virginia to Chicago. Then I took the Empire Builder on the northern route through North Dakota, Montana, along the Columbia River to Portland and then down the coast. This shot is approaching Glacier National Park from the East. First the mountains were tiny on the horizon, then bigger and bigger, then we were among them:
My goal on this trip was to fill out the foot square blocks for Liam's quilt...it's taking forever, but I love the way it's coming along and pretty soon I will have 9 of them ready to sew together. I had to order more blue linen from Glennis and also am going to include some from Deb. I'm "celebrating the seams", following techniques from Jude, and while I'm trying to keep things more or less square, I'm not worrying about absolute Right Angles. I think Amtrak would look nice redecorated with hand-sewn quilts:
These pictures are from my camera, but most of the photos I took on the trip were taken on the ipad; however, I have not yet figured out how to post them. Anyway, I was glad eventually to come home. The marmalade bush said, "Welcome"!
While there is no new picture of Gilly to include, for the animal portion of this report I offer this: just after Grace put up a posting about Buckwheat, Liam and I stumbled upon one of his relatives in the Princeton Museum:
He has really been around:
That's it for today...I'm hoping to get back to more stories in the sewing...I miss them, and so next time will delve into thoughts about that, and possibly have some examples to show. Meanwhile, eat well, stay calm, breathe, and get enough sleep.