Just returned home from a much needed vacation.  Our family vacation couldn’t have come at a better time.  It was a wonderful, relaxing time with the family.  More often than not, I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation because I’m so exhausted when I get home.  Do you know what I mean?  Not this time.  I made sure to relax and let my body do some much needed healing.

 With views like this every morning, you can’t help but feel relaxed.  I even worked on some hand projects that I never would have had time to work on at home.  I will post about our vacation later because of course I hit some quilt shops while gone too.  🙂  I have so much to catch up on, but first I want to share the rest of Judy’s quilt.  Naturally, I forgot to take a pre-quilt photo.  I’ll have to remember next time because I’m actually going to be quilting this quilt again, but for a different client.

Sorry these photos are upside down.  Oops.  You get the idea.

The back.

I always love to see how pretty the quilting looks on the back too.  I used Hobbs 80/20 batting.  The majority of the thread was a pretty yellow from So Fine, but there is a little Isacord mixed in too.  My two favorite threads!!  I really had a lot of fun with quilting this.  It makes me smile even more now because Judy was so happy with it.

Tonight we have 5th Grade orientation for the girls.  Hard to believe the girls are going into 5th Grade!  I think they are more ready than I am for them to go back to school.  I took them school shopping right before we went on vacation.  Trust me, I earned every second of that vacation based on that alone.

Thanks again everyone for all the well wishes.  I think they worked!


  • Diane says:

    I so know what you mean about needing a vacation after the vacation! Glad you relaxed-we all need it and I think more than once a year!

  • Brandie says:

    Glad to hear you are feeling better and more relaxed.
    That is such a cute quilt! Still loving those carrots.

  • LuAnn says:

    That photo looks like the Smoky Mountains. We went to NC last fall and stayed in the mountains, and it was a relaxing time. Looking forward to more photos. Your quilting is gorgeous; love that quilt.

  • Sue says:

    So glad you had time to rest on your vacation. We all need them in so many ways. Looks like the Smokey's?

    Love the sweet quilt and of course your quilting too. Always a pleasure.

  • Sheila says:

    So glad you had a vacation and came back rejuvenated . This quilt is so pretty such gorgeous soft colors and love the way you quilted it as always.

  • Sunnybec says:

    Yes, I know what you mean, when we use to tour France on the motorbike, by the time I had been sat on the back of that bike for thousands of miles I needed another holiday!! Glad you enjoyed yours, the rest will have done you good, now don't go and undo it all by working too hard! xx

  • Carrie P. says:

    Looks like a great place to vacation. Glad you got rested up.
    Back to school. Yep! that time of year again.
    Lovely quilt.

  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    So glad you had a rest and are feeling better – now don't overdo it!! The quilting is beautiful!

  • Impera Magna says:

    Hope you're catching up on your rest after your vacation…

    Love your quilting… so lovely… no wonder Judy was thrilled!

  • Donna says:

    I bet I know which quilt shop you went too! I hope you are all rested and feel better.
    The quilting is gorgeous as usual!

  • Jeanette says:

    So glad to hear you had a great vacation & came back feeling good. The quilting is beautiful as always. Hugs,

  • Darlene says:

    Back to school is such a busy, busy time of year! Ugh!!!! 🙂 I'm glad you had a fabulous vacation.

  • Sharon says:

    So glad to hear you are feeling better and was able to get some rest! The mountain view is beautiful! That quilting is very nice! I like that!

  • Anonymous says:

    Congratulations on a relaxing vacation. The quilting is gorgeous! Here's to another school year…it will be Christmas before your know it!

  • Quilts And Pieces says:

    Oh glad you had a great vacation! Your quilting is so wonderful on that quilt!

  • Joanne says:

    Glad you had a great vacation. I know what you mean by vacations coming at the right time!
    I wish your girls a great grade 5.

  • QuiltSue says:

    Welcome back. I'm so glad you had a good holiday which has hopefully allowed your body to gegather and now you're raring to go again

  • Carol says:

    I'm so glad you had a great vacation…I'm thrilled that you relaxed, renewed and you're feeling better!

  • Mama Pea says:

    Glad you are back and feeling better. Yes, I almost always need a vacation after my vacations. So, I know exactly what you mean. Love your quilting on that quilt. I have really missed you. Let's get together soon. I'm having a hard enough time with E being in second grade. I can't believe how big she's getting. I think I'll be horrified by 5th grade! LOL. Have a good one. Welcome back!