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Knitting, Quilting, and Camping


Wow!  It’s been a week since I announced that we were going camping.  On Sunday, I realized that although the kids had to go back home and go to school, I didn’t have to!  So…I’ve been camping all week.  Well, not all week.  I’ve been at home part of every day but one, going to volleyball, checking on homework, and just hanging with the fam.

I did get to spend lots of time knitting and quilting though.  It always amazes me how much I can get done without the distractions of home.

I worked on this!

and this

and some of these

I finished this

and this (almost)

I hate the border fabric I bought for this.  If anyone has any red 3 Sisters Gingham Rose or 3 Sisters Favorites they’d like to sell, let me know.  It’s impossible to find.

I made a shawlette!  The yarn was a birthday gift from my mom.  Here it is blocking.

I wasn’t totally alone.  This little girl stayed with me.  It was nice to have someone to snuggle with, because it was cold and, as you may have heard, Minnesota had rain of epic proportions this week.

And now, we’re going camping again.  The boys want to ride the 4 wheelers and burn hotdogs and marshmallows and stuff.

I’ll be back next week with better photos of the finished project.  It’s supposed to be a gorgeous week.

Hmmm….maybe I should go camping!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

8 thoughts on “Knitting, Quilting, and Camping

  1. Love the design of the red quilt on the SUV.

  2. Did they use the same red for Astor Manor? If so I have some of that & it isn’t as hard to find either.

    … and wow.. you have been busy!

  3. Those quilts just make me envious! Quilting was my first love, but kids and life and small house… Knitting suits me better, now. But, I see quilts and quilters making progress and think, That will be me some day….
    The shawlette is lovely. Well done. 🙂

  4. Love the hst (and rhomboid) flower quilt!

  5. I love them all…wow you have gotten so much done!

  6. Beautiful beautiful quilts and shawl, I have a birthday this coming week if you want to send me some or all, I am kidding what I would really like is the use of the camper and the dog for a week, even though there are no kids home a week away like that sounds wonderful Glad you were back long enough to post, I keep checking!!!!
    Have a burnt hot dog for me!

  7. You did all that in a week? Girl, you must NEVER sleep!

    What fabric are you using for the background fabric in the top quilt? I LOVE it!

  8. Okay you have me feeling a little guilty…good for you finishing projects. I have a few of those lying around. I better get busy!

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