Tuesday, June 27, 2017

America the Beautiful 2017

Hi!  Have you had a good start to your summer? Taking a break from stitching for just one post...

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, CA
We just returned from a family vacation to start off our summer.  We took the family out west to see several of our nation's National Parks and iconic sites.   We don't have many years left with all our kids to vacation together before the oldest will be off on her own.  I wanted to share some of my favorite shots from our America the Beautiful Tour 2017:

Our kids looking out Taft Point, Yosemite National Park, CA

Hubby and I at Taft Point.  7500' elevation. Yosemite National Park, CA

Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, CA

Junction View, Kings Canyon National Park, CA

Hiking down Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park

Giant Sequoia tree, Sequoia National Park, CA

Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah

Hiking to Angel's Peak, Zion National Park, Utah

North Rim Grand Canyon, AZ

Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ

Rafting on the Colorado River, Page, AZ

Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ
The only sewing-related thing I did on vacation was collect some souvenir thimbles from the places we visited.   I started buying them a couple of years ago on one of our vacations.  They are not always available, so I like to buy them when I see them.  My collection at home is growing.
My souvenir thimble collection.

Until next year's vacation...
Parasailing on Lake Tahoe, CA

Vacation is done  Back to reality...

Happy Stitching!

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fabric Grain Cheat Sheet

Need a Fabric Grain Cheat Sheet?  I do.

Seems like I've been looking up "Warp" and "Weft" more times recently when following patterns.  I can never remember which is Length of Grain or Cross Grain, and which has more stretch.  So I looked it all up one more time and recorded it down on a sample piece of fabric.  It is now tacked up next to my cutting area for easy reference.

So if you want to make your own, or print this one for a reference, here is my cheat sheet for fabric grain.  😃

Happy Stitching!

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