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Patriotic Table Topper

One of my Focus goals this year was to make table runners. I have made one. Maybe I can get two made before the end of the year!

With that goal in mind, I have chosen a patriotic pattern by Bonnie Hunter, called the Courthouse Square. She also has a similar pattern called Irish Courthouse that you might be interested in. I like both of them!

I ‘shopped’ my own stash, and cut out all of the parts. Then I layered nine blocks so that I could piece them all together rather than piecing one block at a time.

Courthouse Table Topper
Courthouse Table Topper

I pieced the blocks from the center to the outside.

Courthouse Table Topper
Courthouse Table Topper

A close up look at one of the completed blocks:

Courthouse Table Topper

All nine completed blocks:

Courthouse Table Topper

And that is where they sit (or hang, actually…on the design wall); waiting for me to decide if I want to set them the same as in the pattern, or do something else. I need to decide the size that I want.

Quilt On!

Visiting My Daughter-Day 4…Trinidad State Beach

Our daughter loves the beach (and why wouldn’t she…being the wonderful Coast Guard wife that she is), and therefore, our vacation had to include a visit to nearby Trinidad State Beach.

Trinidad State Beach

Trinidad is another great area to visit over and over again. There are a couple of beaches to play on, tide pools to explore, a pier, a good restaurant to eat at (which we did), and trails to hike.

Trinidad State Beach

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I did not know that my camera settings were askew (that mischievous little demon), so I am again apologizing for the not-so-sharp photos. I hope they are enough to inspire you anyway!

Trinidad State Beach

My family chose to hike the trail along the bluffs as well as play on the beach. The foliage is lush along the bluffs!

Trinidad State Beach

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad State Beach

Explore! Stay healthy and stay safe!

Visiting My Daughter-Day 3…Ferndale Cemetery

You might not think that a cemetery would be a destination for visiting, however the picturesque Ferndale Cemetery is the most photographed historic cemetery in California.

Ferndale Cemetery

The cemetery was established in 1868.

It is also the perfect backdrop for my daughter and I to practice a ‘ghosting’ photography technique (We need a lot more practice!).

Ferndale Cemetery

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

I am going to apologize now for the not-so-sharp looking photos that I am going to share. I did not discover until long after my vacation was over that a malicious gleeful demon had changed some of my camera settings (I am positive that it couldn’t have been me!).

Ferndale Cemetery

Enjoy the photo tour!

Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery
Ferndale Cemetery

Explore! Stay healthy and stay safe!

Visiting My Daughter-Day Two…Patrick’s Point

I shared photos from my visit to Patrick’s Point in yesterday’s post. This is a continuation of your photo tour from that visit.

Enjoy!

Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point-Trillium
Patrick's Point-Trillium
Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point

Anyone know what may have caused the circles on this rock?

Patrick's Point

Do you see the face in this rock? And how about this banana slug! He is a big one!

Patrick's Point-Banana Slug

The park features a small recreated traditional Native American village maintained by the Yurok people. The village is called Sumeg Village and is in use today. One can see a redwood canoe, a sweat house, a dance house, and family houses.

Patrick's Point-Sumeg Village
Patrick's Point-Sumeg Village

If you enjoyed this little photo tour, then you might like to hop on over to my daughter’s website, where she shares more about Patrick’s Point, including watching her Coastie husband and crewmates hoisting. She is a much better photographer than I am!

Explore! Stay healthy and stay safe!

Visiting My Daughter-Day Two…Patrick’s Point

While visiting our daughter, she took us to a fabulous park known as Patrick’s Point. I would go back again and again and again if I could! I found this to be a magical place!

Patrick's Point

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Patrick's Point

Patrick’s Point is 30 miles north of Eureka, California. It is a lush, 640 acre park that takes you to the jungle and to the seaside. There is so much to explore! The park has spectacular views and six miles of trails.

Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point

I took loads of photos…I couldn’t help myself…it is such a beautiful place!

Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point
Patrick's Point

Explore! Stay healthy and stay safe!