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Monday, May 02, 2016

Design Wall Monday

I spent most of last week at daughter Crystal's house with the grandskiddos while she and hubby went on a happy anniversary mini vacation. I took my to go rolling cart that holds my featherweight and all of the supplies I need to sew away from home. I could have used her wonderful sewing room but I like pretending I'm retreating. Silly me.

I took my Hopscotch Butterscotch (from Adventures of Leaders and Enders by Bonnie K. Hunter) parts and pieces and was surprised that I completed this top. Originally this was gong to be an upcoming retreat project so I made a sample block that soon became 12.  Now I need to give it a really good pressing.  And just now after finding the link for the book and seeing Bonnie's quilt again, I am thinking of taking the pieced border off and adding an inner neutral border to highlight the pieced border more. Yes, I think I will!!!  Oh the things I talk myself into while writing a blog post!

I came home very late Thursday night and Friday was sort of a blur as I held down the couch. I decided to pick up an embroidery block from The Splendid Sampler (I have been putting off the embroidery for some reason!). I was surprised at how fast I finished it. These are the last 4 blocks I've finished. 

 Just for the fun of it, since I've been working in our bus/motorhome, how about a tour of our converted school bus. We did this about 15 or so years ago. We haven't used it much in the past several years, life and work get in the way of traveling around. Now that hubby is somewhat retired, it's time to hit the road a bit. So that meant a major cleaning and clearing out. She will be on the road again this week as he embarks on a halibut fishing trip in north west Washington state.

Standing by the driver's seat looking to the back. 
Tony dog thinks if someone is in there, he should be too.
Across from the range is the fridge/freezer and a big pantry.

Bathroom with sink and toilet on left and full size shower and small closet on the right.
Above the sink is the original driver's mirror.
You know, the long narrow one the driver used to catch you doing things 
you weren't supposed to be doing!
I'm glad I kept that.

The beds were built over the wheel wells and underneath are fresh and gray water tanks.
The big nightstand has access to the gianormous diesel engine.
On the back wall are 2 storage cabinets.
Above each bed is clothes storage.
It's pretty basic and simple.
We love it!

Edited to add the outside picture.
Thanks for asking Nann, I forgot this picture .
I can't wait to get on the road again.

See what others are doing this week at Patchwork Times.


Lori in South Dakota said...

Seeing your camper ready to go makes me ready to clean ours. Laughed at your "pretend retreat".

The Joyful Quilter said...

Happy trails!!

Julie said...

Your quilt top is great and the splendid sampler blocks too. Your bus looks awesome.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh that looks like so much fun! I could live in your camper!
The quilt top is awesome too :)

Mary said...

Where does your sewing happen in the bus? You accomplished a lot while playing you were at a Retreat.

Mary said...

Where does your sewing happen in the bus? You accomplished a lot while playing you were at a Retreat.

Nann said...

Thanks for the tour of your bus. What does the outside look like?
I like the black/lime colorway for your sampler. I also like Hopscotch Butterscotch . . . I think there's another Bonnie-quilt on the near horizon for me.

Kat said...

Loved seeing your camper. I want one of those!! Your top looks great, so scrappy and wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt top. And that was a bus? No way! Looks amazing! I would love to take a trip in that.

Kate said...

Hopscotch Butterscotch is looking pretty amazing. Enjoy your time on the road. It's just about that time of year again.

Sheila said...

Hopscotch Butterscotch looks awesome. I love that pattern.
Absolutely love, love, LOVE your converted school bus! Thank you for sharing pictures. Be safe on the road and have a great time.