Monday, June 27, 2005

Our Recent Vacation

Stephen and I took a mini vacation earlier this month. It was nice to visit other sites in Oregon. We basically started driving from the Willamette Valley area and went all the way to Joseph, Oregon. We then went back to Enterprise, crossed up into Washington and went as far as Lewiston, Idaho.

One of our stops was at Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery. Bonneville Dam was built in 1938 and has a large public viewing facility. We got to see Herman the Sturgeon. As you can see, he is quite a large fellow!

We had a great time and saw many interesting historical sites including sections of the Oregon Trail, sites related to Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery, beautiful landscapes, and Native American interpretive centers. Stephen enjoyed the buffalo just outside of Enterprise. I'll share more about our trip in a future post.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Stories My Grandma Told Me

Stories My Grandma Told Me - Civil War Colorway

This is one of my favorite Block of the Month programs. The old-time patterns are entwined with fascinating stories that my Grandma told me about her life. As a Block of the Month program, we send out a different kit each month. Kits are composed of a story from Grandma plus instructions for making a 12" pieced quilt block. Kits come in three different colorways: 19th Century (the quilt shown here), 1930s colors and Blender Brights. All of our Block of the Month programs are set up so that you can start at any time of the year and still receive all of the blocks. This is really fun. If you'd like to order this program you can find it at our website.