2/22/16

Real Happy Campers

It was a nice day yesterday despite getting a little morning rain. It started out so pretty with mountains and a red sky. That's Mt. St. Helens on the right and Mt. Rainier on the left.


We had a breakfast date for some gourmet waffles at Off the Waffle with Erik and Mae. On our way, we got a nice view of Mt. Hood.


It was great seeing Erik and Mae. We haven't seen them since before our trip, and the waffles were really something special. I kind of stuck with the apple and cinnamon variety. Mae's had bacon, pears, basil, and maple syrup. It was so yummy (she gave me a taste). Erik and Mike each had one with goat's cheese and topped with an egg. There was some other yummy stuff and Mike added bacon to his. We'll probably do this again, and I'll be more adventurous next time. As we were getting ready to leave, it started raining again, but the afternoon was nice.

My friend Jennifer and I were discussing whether my Wheel Estate quilt needed a catio. I'm afraid their straight-on perspective might make it difficult to create an identifiable catio. However, I started thinking I could add cats to them, and so I dug through my cat fabrics and pulled out this perfect fat quarter. There are lots of different cats, and I can fussy cut them to be added to the quilt blocks.


And so I went back and added a cat to January's blue block. Do you see it?


And then, I included one in February's brown block.


And that brings me up to day with this one for:

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Now I'm anxious for March's color announcement.

I have a day at home today, and I need to catch up on some housework, and get back into the groove with my 10k steps per day. I've been doing really well, but kind of lost my mojo for it over the weekend. I really just wanted to work on quilt blocks. I'll get back to it today. There's just a little bit left to stitch on the Gingerbread Square block I'm working on currently. Possibly I can finish it today. Then, I'll be starting on my project for:

You might recall that I'm going to make this Valentine's day tablerunner.


This little cutie is from Little Bits of This & That. Sherri was kind enough to post a free pattern for her Be Mine table runner. I had in mind to have this finished for Valentine's Day 2016, but then, we weren't even home for Valentine's Day. That's okay. I'll do it now so I'll have it for next year.

32 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, those campers are so cute! Of, course they need a kitty in each - what cute fabric and nice selection of different furries to chose from.

Debbie said...

Love the addition of the kitties! So personal and fits so well in your quilt. Keep adding them :)

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful view. Love how you added the kitties, they are perfect in it.

Debbie

Lee Ann L. said...

Adding a cat to your blocks is way too cute!

Dana Gaffney said...

Oh fun! Like the snowladies we can hunt the cats in the campers :)

SJSM said...

I agree with the above, CATS make your quilts! Lovely views

So when can we meet at the Waffle House? :)

Betty said...

The mountains are so lovely! Nice touch with the kitties in the camper blocks.

Susan said...

I like the addition of a cat (or cats?) to each camper. It makes it more warm and fuzzy.

Jenny L said...

The cats are perfect Barbara! Just the right size and add such a lovely touch to these blocks. Mind you they must be quite a fiddle to appliqué.

Teresa in Music City said...

Well that's just an ingenious idea!!! Don't you just love it when you go to your stash and find the perfect fabric just sitting there waiting for you? I'm in love with the kitty sitting in the window of the brown camper 😻

Teresa in Music City said...

Dang! I tried to add a cute cat emoji in there but it didn't translate. Sorry for the stupid question marks it put at the end instead LOL!!!

gayle said...

Those kitties are ridiculously perfect! I love it!

Claire said...

I foresee a quilt from that second photo--maybe the first as well.
And (in case the previous comment deleted itself instead of sending itself when it disappeared)I love the addition of cats to the camper blocks!

Judy1522 said...

The kitties are going to be perfect in your quilt! It is going to be fun to see each of your quilt blocks for this quilt.

Dar said...

That sunrise picture is jaw dropping. Just beautiful. I love the kitty in the 2nd one. That is going to be the cutest quilt ever. Can't wait to see your next one too.

Michele said...

Those feline additions to the campers are just the finishing touch that was needed.

LA Paylor said...

so stinkin cute I can't stand not rushing to make some! With a poodle though. The top picture sends shivers of creativity thru me... it already looks like a quilt. Leeanna at not afraid of color

Cathy said...

Your cute campers are just purrrrfect with the addition of cats. Hmmmm... I think that's a good rule of thumb. Everything is better with cats!

Marly said...

Fun caravans; we briefly had one like that, but it was green, like thousands of others. Yours are so original!

Peggyinno said...

Your campers are such a hoot!! These will make such a cute quilt! Can't wait to see them every month!
Love the mountains and THAT sky!! Unbelievable! My daughter lives in Hillsboro, OR and when we visit I love to see Mount Hood in the distance.

PaulaB quilts said...

The cats are the perfect touch for the blocks, and they say "This is Barbara's place." Love the one in the window.

PaulaB quilts said...

P.S. Your beautiful mountain photos make me so homesick for WA state, where we spent over 20 years.

Kat Scribner said...

OMGosh those campers are adorable! the detail takes the cake.

quiltzyx said...

Perfect cats for the camper blocks! Hard to believe they were just waiting for you to find them.
The "Off the Waffles" sound very interesting. Glad that you had a nice time with Mae & Erik. The morning mountains are gorgeous!!

Magpie Sue said...

Wonderful camper blocks! And the addition of cats is inspired.

Kate said...

Adding the cats is genius. The camper blocks are such fun.

make.share.give said...

So jealous of your views! Places I've only heard of...

Brown Family said...

You definitely need cats on your camper blocks! Smitty and Maggie would feel left out if they were not there!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Barb I couldn't resist highlighting your little RSC campers for our TUesday Archives camping theme this week!!! I"m in love with them and have got to get myself this pattern....and just looks like such fun! Happy Camping. V:)

Lynette said...

Oooo - the cats *are* perfect on these blocks! Couldn't have asked for a better size ratio.

Marsha Cooper said...

I just adore your camper blocks! I would add cats too since everyone likes to call me the crazy cat lady.

Renee said...

Oh wow, your blocks are fabulous and the cats are perfect additions. Your Valentine table runner is wonderful, too! Beautiful work!