Friday, July 26, 2013

Vacation Memories

Recently we took a vacation to Sisters, Oregon for the Sisters Outdoor quilt show.  We visited the surrounding area, and then also took a week away at the beach.  I've been sharing quilt pictures here on Wednesdays.  Here's a couple of beach:





Anyway, my favorite team on Etsy, the Blogging Business Artisans,  has a monthly creative challenge.  This month's challenge: 

"We are into vacation season in July -- create something that brings back a favorite vacation memory, something that represents a place you've visited or one you'd like to visit, colors or scents associated with a special place . . . . Make it fun!!" 

I remember taking vacations as a girl with my dad and mom.  We almost always went to the mountains!  I still have a love of pines. So . . .sew . . . I decided to make a little pillow cover representing those memories. 







This was a fun project!  Please take some time to visit the Blogging Business Artisan blog to see what the other participants have come up with.  

10 comments:

Duni said...

What a fun pillow, Linda! Nice quilting work :)

Memories for Life said...

Beautiful photos and a beautiful pillow covering! Great piece for the challenge!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oregon is beautiful!
The quilt show must have been great fun.
What a cool project to reference your vacations from years past!

Rose said...

Stunning beach photos! Great job with the macro in the second shot. Your little trees are so sweet.

hopeandjoyhome said...

Great beach photos and a cute pillow! My SIL lives in Oregon and they love going to the beach.

pasqueflower said...

I love the breathtakingly beautiful photo of your vacation. And the pillow is wonderful!! Growing up in South Dakota, our vacation spot was the beautiful Black Hills.

Natashalh said...

Cool pillow!

I haven't been to Oregon since the 80s. So, yes, I was pretty young then! There's some chance I'll be living there in two years - we'll have to wait and see!

Diana Evans said...

beautiful photos and your pillow is fantastic!!! Thank you so much for linking with Sweet Saturdays!!!!

Kathryn Ross said...

Lovely capture of your trip and exquisite craftsmanship! And - yes - I will visit the Blogging Business Artisan - I am plodding along in the hopes of opening my own Etsy this summer - but making poor progress. A refit to my basement studio is cramping the works. Perhaps more inspiration will get things flowing for a grand opening by the end of August . . . Joy!
Kathy

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What a sweet pillow! I love the quilting and your choice of fabrics for the trees. Great project!