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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back From Vacation

My daughter and I had a wonderful vacation in London and Paris!  It was the first time either of us had ever been there, so it was a grand adventure!  Here are the two of us at the Eiffel Tower.  (I'm the one on the left, LOL)

The weather was fantastic - it only rained for one morning.  We were on a tour, so spent some time on buses with a guide pointing out all of the sites while we clicked our cameras out the window.  When I came home and started sorting through my 500 photos, I found that I couldn't remember what many of them were!  "Here's an old building."   "Here's another old building."  DD and I will just have to go back again for a refresher!

We managed to see many of the tourist sites - Windsor Castle, The Tower of London. Westminster Abbey, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. We mastered the Tube.  We saw a show. Unfortunately, Kate and William must have missed the memo that we were coming, as they were not in residence in Kensington Castle when we arrived.

But now back to reality and back to work!  And, just a little bit - back to quilting.  I finished my July Craftsy BOM block, and that's about all that I did in the last month!

Another first for me - I've never made tumbling blocks before.  These ones had an easy trick - you can see the seam in the lightest blocks - this allowed them to be all sewn together in strips, instead of sewing with Y seams.  Pretty slick!