Archive for December, 2015

Route 66 and the Grand Canyon!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Look what I found on my travels last week!

grand canyon pano

Finally figured out how to use my “pano” option on my phone for this one.

Then there was the daring young soldier who climbed out on a ledge! That’s the kind of fearless man we want protecting our freedom!


Ran into a few moose who let us get up close and personal!


Geode beads! I think they were intended for necklaces but I spent $4.50 a bead and plan to use them for a most expensive fringe on the bottom of a quilt! Alas, they did not come from the Grand Canyon but some far away land…

geod beads

In the gift store was a pre-printed quilt block of all the national parks made by Olde American Antiques. Click on the link to see all they have to offer – free patterns, state blocks, national park blocks… lots of good stuff!

quilt block

And of course, fabric! I visited 2 shops –  Quilts on Rt. 66 in Williams, Arizona where I found the Rt. 66 fabric (on the right) from Hoffman and Connie’s Quilters Hide-a-way in Kingman, Arizona had the pictorial fabric on the left from Elizabeth’s Studios. This is stuff you will never find on the east coast!


It is good to be home now – sleeping in my own bed rather than my son’s futon! But I can chalk the Grand Canyon off my bucket list!