Monday, June 30, 2014

Almost there.

Well, I finished Block 6 of Pumpkin Hill while I was at the beach.

Now, I just have the header block and borders to go! I'm still hoping to have it done and quilted by fall. Fingers crossed!  See you again soon.  -Derrith

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bella Beach and Depoe Bay

Gary and I just spent a week on the Oregon Coast as guests of some dear friends. We stayed in Depoe Bay, but not far away was a relatively new development called "Bella Beach". These first few pics are of homes there. you can see the ocean behind this fun beach house.

I love this colonial beach house.

This house was really large with a beautiful garden. You can see the boardwalk they have for a sidewalk on this street.

I wish my picture had done justice to the garden in front of this cute home. The colors were so beautiful.

Quintessential cedar shake beach cottage with starfish cut-outs on the railings. Love it!

These homes surrounded the neighborhood park.

Cute little neighborhood bakery and coffee house.

This is us on a foggy day on the beach in Newport, OR.

We stayed at the Worldmark resort in Depoe Bay. This was the view from our balcony to the extreme left.

This was the view to the left and ...

this was the view to the right at sunset. Ahhhhhh. It was such a lovely, relaxing week! I hope your summer is going as you hoped. I so appreciate that you have taken the time to visit and I hope you'll come again soon.  Love, Derrith

Friday, June 20, 2014

Waving the Flag

I don't have any brand new patriotic projects to debut, so I am recycling a few pics from my archives to celebrate the 4th of July. I hope you enjoy...

...these past projects, etc.  Please share your Americana with me. I do love it! -Derrith

Monday, June 16, 2014

Pumpkin Hill block Six

Well, one more Pumpkin Hill block done. My progress on these has been slow. I thought I would have it done before summer began, but alas, no. There is just one more block to do and then the header and borders. I hope to step it up so I can actually have it quilted and ready to hang on the wall for fall. We had a lovely Father's Day with family all around. I hope yours was happy too. See you again soon. Love, Derrith

Friday, June 13, 2014

Mellow Summer Get Together

The June meeting of my quilt group always takes place at Candy's Farm. It is a warm, wonderful, inviting place, as it should be since that also describes Candy. Our numbers were relatively small, but we have a wonderful meal and time to chat and catch up with each other. Jayna started off the show and tell with her almost completed Lady Bug quilt. So stinkin' cute!

She is making it for her grand daughter, who just had a Lady Bug Birthday Party. As you can see, Jayna was the life of the party.

Pat K. is working on these darling wool pieces. There will be six altogether I love the buttons!

Our hostess, Candy gave her monthly progress report on her very ambitious plans for a queen size Hex quilt.

Candy is also working on this too-cute-for-words bunny quilt that we all were crazy over.

Don't you love it?! 

I wish you could see the detail on this bag. Margy, who is constantly mastering new techniques on her embroidery machine, made this. The front looks like lace,but it is all created by her machine. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Here is just a little peek at Candy's farm. We had such a good time and it will have to hold us until September because we don't have meetings during the summer months. Thank you for visiting today. Keep smiling!-Derrith

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Found Treasure: Roche Harbor, WA

Last weekend, Gary and I took a little holiday and spent a few days in one of our favorite places, Victoria, BC. We then took the ferry to Friday Harbor, WA on San Juan Island. It's a charming little town. We decided to explore the island and lo and behold we happened upon this wonderful place!

It's called Roche Harbor and it was a beautiful surprise. It had the feel of an Eastern Seaboard resort of days gone by...very gracious and lovely and an ultimate escape.
I nearly flipped over these darling cabanas. We were there late in the day, but apparently, on weekends, each cabana is a little store.

I loved the gorgeous, historic grand hotel.

The hotel grounds were really beautiful.

I believe these charming homes were a later addition to the area.

My apologies to anyone who knows and loves this area if I have gotten anything wrong about it. I would love to hear more about it, since we were only able to stay for about an hour.
On our drive that day we encountered about a dozen eagles swooping down to the ground to get something that was there to eat, They were very close and it was very exciting. The pictures don't do justice to the experience.

I'm grateful that you stopped in for a visit today. Please come again soon. Love, Derrith

Friday, June 6, 2014

Laundry Room Reveal Take Two

OK- I am asking you indulgence one more time concerning my laundry room.

I finally have things where they belong and it looks much better. I had to take my wonderful door/bookcase out and replace it with this piece(actually 2 pieces) I picked up at "Rusty Glamour" in Battle Ground, WA. They took a few coats of paint, but now I am happy when I walk in my Laundry Room.

My fun bicycle picture in now in it's proper place.

Thank you, patient friends. I promise I won't mention my laundry room again.  Now, back to sewing! See you soon.  -Derrith 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sallie's Apron

I just finished an apron for my friend, Sallie. I told her to pick a couple fabrics from my stash and I think the two she picked look really cute together.

I decided to try a new design this time with the contrasting flaps, piping and buttons...

...and continued the idea on the pockets.  I always fully line my aprons so there are two layers of fabric between me and spagetti sauce.

I hope she likes it

One more pic from my garden. It's Peony time-my favorite time in the spring/summer!  I'm sorry I have been so absent from my blog lately. We just returned from a lovely trip so I hope to get back into my routine now and to see you again soon. Thanks for visiting! -Derrith