Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Living With Quilts

Memorial Day is a very busy time for us. We generally drive up into the mountains to an old boy scout lodge about 2 hours away. Our church  rents it for a large church/family campout we've been hosting for almost 30 years. It's great fun for the teenagers and young children especially, and the very best thing about it these days is that there is NO cell service. Young and old benefit from that in ways we would have never believed 30 years ago!
Can't believe I took a hand pieced quilt camping, but
hey, it practically jumped out of the pile wanting to go...
Yep. Everyone has to make eye contact and learn how to communicate again. I always take my quilting bag with grand intentions to do some hand work and do you know, it almost never makes an appearance. Just too much going on or I'm feeling too comfy by the fire to want to move. Oh well. I get a special bit of pleasure walking into my camp trailer and seeing the quilt chosen for use during the weekend. Did you honestly think I'd go camping without a quilt? Once upon a time I thought to keep a couple quilts strictly for camping purposes, but it's just too much fun to choose out 'the quilt' necessary to keep my 'not-really-a-camping-sort-of-girl' spirits up. Though it always surprises me how much fun it is to actually get away from it all and totally unplug!

Most years we have overnight guests just before we leave for camping {or directly after}, as many of our friends and family from out of town randomly attend our annual church camp. Since we don't have a a guest room, my daughter generously gives up her bedroom and always does a great job making it look welcoming. Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I walk into her bedroom. Wowsers! It could be a magazine picture and it's actually my house! hehe  The rest of the house is not nearly as cool looking, I assure you.
Love seeing this log cabin quilt in use! Such a wonderfully classic look!
Okay, best get off the computer and get back to work. There's piles of laundry to do and a camp trailer to finish unloading. Good things there's still a few cookies left...

17 comments:

  1. You picked the perfect quilt for camping; She looks very happy there in the camper. :-) I love it, aww that green!!
    And your daughter's bedroom does look fantastic!!

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  2. Sounds like a great time. I love camping for a reason to unplug!

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  3. yup - I bring quilts in the camper too! can't do without them

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  4. how good to have such a get together but not keen on camping myself

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  5. Beautifull quilt on your daughters bed, and lovely room! It is great to have a quilt with you going camping, it makes it more like home I think. I always take some quilts going camping in a tent for warmth but also for the look. warm greetings

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  6. Me too...unplug time for everyone is wonderful! Loved your post!

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  7. Sounds like an excellent getaway! Your daughter's room looks very inviting. I'm impressed!

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  8. Your daughter has such style. I believe every guest would like her to decorate their bedroom, too.
    It is a treat to take a different quilt along on each trip. This one is the perfect color for spring and Scouts. I know you had a good time.

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  9. Oh what fun! It is so nice to unplug and have fun with friends and family. The quilts look so "at home" in their new surroundings. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Sounds like a fun time. I look forward to the times me and my family are forced to unplug.

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  11. I think it's delightful that you took your bowtie quilt camping.

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  12. What a wonderful opportunity to unplug and unwind. We should all do it more often and bring a quilt along for the comforts of home.

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  13. What a wonderful family/community tradition. And great to make quilts a part of it! Your daughter's room is very cool. It's good for kids to give up their rooms every once in a while for company!

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  14. Sounds like a fun break, change of scenery, and family times are simply the best!

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  15. I know you work hard at those camping weekends, but I think that quilt will be a very nice compensation at the end of the day. Looks cozy!

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  16. Your quilt looks so inviting - just love the turquoise against the glowing warm bowties.
    ; )

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  17. How lovely to see some of your quilts in use. I take one camping now, though my husband is horrified by it.

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