July and the first part of August has been filled with travel for my little family. We've been to Colorado twice and to Tennessee for a couple of weeks. I've always loved to travel but this was quite a lot at one time. I'm enjoying being home now and find myself nesting with little organizing projects here and there as I get back into the swing of things.
I can't wait to share some of the projects I've been working on as I spent hours in the car and in my mom's two studios (home and quilt shop).
But for now, here's a view is from Clingman's Dome in the Smoky Mountains. I took a quick drive up into the mountains since it's just down the road from my mom's quilt shop in Gatlinburg. I'll have to spend some more time hiking there with my little one. My brother is quite the hiker and I'm certain he could pick out a trail or two she'd love. He's taking my husband on one that was beautiful in new fallen snow and he took me on a trail that lead to a waterfall where we had a little picnic. My daughter caught the hiking bug and I think the Smokies have some easily accessible trails she could explore.
Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild met tonight and as usual I'm too excited to sleep just yet. We have some amazingly creative people in that group and had a wonderful speaker tonight that was so inspiring. And to top it off I get to ride into Kansas City with a couple of women who are so fun to visit with. It's such a gift to be able to talk with people who get just as inspired and excited about quilting and fabric as I do!