May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Monday, July 19, 2010

Scandinavia Interupted for a Trip to Sisters, Oregon

Summer activities just keep moving along. About a week and a half after coming home, my dear friend (and "other mother" to my children) arrived for a visit. Barbara came just in time to enjoy the Annual Fourth of July Parade in Alameda. The weather was perfect as we sat on the curb and enjoyed a true small town tradition.

Tuesday after the Fourth, we were joined by Phyllis, Barbara's friend from San Jose, for a road trip to Sisters, Oregon for the annual Sisters Quilt Show. Along the route north, we saw the magnificence of Mount Shasta and other mountain peaks in the volcanic valleys of the Pacific Northwest.On Thursday of our excellent Quilt Tour experience, we visited the Sisters Garden Club Home and Garden Tour. Here is a little of what we saw.
Poppies of all kinds everywhere. Incredibly beautiful colors.And quilts hanging out in the open among the gardens.
Friday night we attended the Picnic in the Park. It was a very organized event with high school volunteers bringing the food to the tables. The high school jazz band played in the background. Alex Anderson gave a retrospective of her quilts and Jean Wells-Kenan (the show founder) was honored for being inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame.Saturday......................the Show! In order to secure a good parking space close to downtown, we left at 6:00 a.m. to drive from Eagles Crest Resort to Sisters. We sleepily arrived there around 6:30 a.m..........yawn, yawn. First stop was for coffee. Note that quilts are already starting to be hung up around town.
And now that we were awake, it was time to start seeing the show. We lasted until about 1:30 p.m And here is a little of what we saw.....including some "quilting celebrities".