You may know that the second Saturday in July is the Sisters Quilt Show. Since we live so close, we decided to go. I decided to take Veronika with me to get some photos, because she's a quilter, too. (She sat inside my purse most of the time.)
There was a long line of cars going into town. We finally found a place to park in the high school parking lot, which is about 1/2 mile from town. Quilts are hung inside and out. It was quite breezy, so there was a lot of flapping around. The sun was almost straight overhead for some of the shots, so some of the photos are partially backlit. I did my best. Here are some scenes from the show:
We stopped in at the Chamber of Commerce, because DH was stung by a bee on his hand and was also looking for a rest room. They assured us they had no bees, so that bee must have been a tourist. (They had a nice rest room, but there were port-a-potties all over town.)
While we were waiting for DH to use the rest room, Veronika decided she wanted her photo taken in front of this quilt.
(She shouldn't have had her shoes on the furniture, but she wanted to get close, and she insisted she had cleaned her shoes while in my purse. I might need to clean my purse.) There were other interesting quilts inside the building.
Of course, most of the quilts were outside.
Veronika wanted her photo taken with this quilt, so everyone would know she had attended. You can't tell, but she had to work to keep upright with the strong breeze.
The quilts seemed everywhere.
We took a break for lunch, which was also in my purse. We found a grassy place to sit, and Veronika came out again to eat with us. I let her sit on my new T-shirt, so she wouldn't get her slacks dirty.
There were activities for nonquilting family members of quilters.
It was like attending a farmers' market or a fair. There were lots of booths selling things and promoting their wares.
This place had live music.
Again, everywhere you looked, there were quilts on display.
We had some other business in town besides looking at all the lovely quilts. A few weeks ago, on our way north to visit the kids, we dropped our clock off at the clock repair shop in Sisters. It hadn't been working since the move, so we hoped to get it repaired. We took it into Beacham's Clockmaking and Repairs.
It wasn't easy to find it among all the quilts.
Of course, there were quilts hanging in the shop, but also lots of clocks. (That's our clock, up high on the wall and second in from the right.)
We took a look around the shop while waiting to find out if the clock was ready. It was.
When we found out our clock was ready to go home, we decided that DH should go get the car and try to find a closer parking space. While he was doing that, I went into the Stitchin' Post, which is in the same block as the clock repair shop, but just around the corner.
That was the most crowded place in town.
I went around and looked at everything. Many other people were doing that, too.
Of course, quilts from the show were hanging in the shop, too.
I wanted to get some photos of Veronika in her favorite kind of establishment, possibly for a future story. I let her pick out some fabric for a new dress. Of course, as a fellow quilter, she had to have the one with scissors all over it.
She wanted to watch while our fabric was cut. She told the nice lady that no, she isn't an American Girl doll, she's a Götz, but she thinks that American Girls are pretty, too, they just can't lie down and watch the clouds, because their eyes close.
While we were waiting to pay (there was a line), we looked around the knitting part of the store.
The line moved quickly, because they were very well organized. Veronika waited patiently for our bill to be rung up, but she couldn't stop looking around. She almost forgot to take my credit card and the fabric. I had to give her a nudge, because other people were waiting, and DH had just arrived, having moved the car to a closer spot.
We went around to the clock repair shop, found a close parking space, and Veronika and I were assigned the task to keep someone from taking it, while DH went to get the car, now parked a block away. By then, people were leaving, so it was easy to keep the space free.
We were all worn out, so we headed home. It was much faster without the line of traffic.
Also this week was some spinning. I finished about half of the fiber.
I'm well into the second bobbin. I will ply the two singles together when I get it done.
I managed to walk 2 miles a day every day this week except Saturday, when we only went 1 1/4 miles, because we needed to leave to go to Sisters.
Plans for this week include more spinning, and preparations for the next story.
What's on my needles: Coastal Skies Shawl, a few more rows done (mostly while driving to Sisters and back).
What's on my sewing machine: Summer clothes for the cast of The Doll's Storybook.
What's in my hoop: Still the Whole Cloth Quilt. A few more inches finished.
What's in The Doll's Storybook: Fuzzy Town––A Play.
What's on my iPad/iPhone: Finished The Flirt by M. C. Beaton, then listened to The Player: Rockliffe, Volume 3, by Stella Riley. Now listening to Rake's Progress by Marion Chesney.
What's in my wine glass: Still the Kirkland Cabernet Sauvignon. The box has lasted a long time. It must be like the "warm fuzzies" in this week's story.
What's my tip of the week: I learned from our veterinarian that baby oil or mineral oil will remove pitch from in between a dog's toes. Pitch will pick up gravel, pine needles and other debris, making walking uncomfortable for a dog.
Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals or dolls were harmed during the production of this blog post.