Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labor Day Weekend In The Rockies

 I am very heartened with the quilting community. These are the blocks have been coming in for Nicole's comfort quilt. I posted about Nicole HERE She is slowly picking up her life and trying to put pieces back together after her home and studio burned to the ground. Thanks to all of you who have sent, or are still sending these beautiful blocks to make a quilt for Nicole's bed.

4 Wheeling On Red Mountain Colorado
Red Mountain Colorado
 We headed up to Ouray again for Labor Day Weekend. This time with both daughters in tow. We spent one day 4 wheeling over Corkscrew Pass, Hurricane Pass, California Pass, down to Silverton for lunch and then back over all three passes. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was amazing. At the top of the mountains you just feel like you are on top of the world. It was a wonderful way to end Summer and welcome in Fall.
Old Mine Near Silverton Colorado
Placer Mine Colorado

Having Fun 4 Wheeling In Colorado

Now it is time to get back to work. I have to finish the quilt on the longarm for my friend. I had not planned to take two trips in such quick succession but have to say that I did have an awesome time and built some great memories with my family. Going places and seeing things also is great for inspiration for my art. I have been wanting to do at least one aspen quilt and have taken a few photos on this trip and hope to come up with a future design for a quilt.


Anne said...

My neighbor just showed me her pictures of the Red Mountain area yesterday. I live in Colorado but have actually never been to that specific area. Must go now. Beautiful.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Anne that is a spectacular place. We rented a Razor in Ouray for the day. The high passes are just amazing and getting there from the lower elevations is beautiful as well. Ouray is such an awesome place to stay for that kind of vacation because of the great hot springs, beautiful shops and nice lodging of all sorts.