Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It was a great weekend!

Camping was so fun! It was just a great time by all...The trailer is the most perfect little thing for us and our big dog...We got everything done just in time and spent four days enjoying it, each other and our families....We fished, and slept and ate and ran around. Here is a little sneak peek of the outside.....




On Alphabe Thursday this week the letter is T' so that is when I will give the full tour......The only thing we discovered that we did wrong, is we painted the oven and stove with regular paint....we were supposed to use a high heat paint....It still looks good after cooking a lot of food, but it did leave some scorch marks around the burners....We will eventually correct that little mistake....
Everyone oohed and aahed and asked to see the inside and we both got a real kick out of it...We got a "yee haw" yelled at us a block from home and a whole lot of thumbs ups on the freeway....
Here is the view from the inside of the trailer that we had while camping....







We were pretty close to the Oregon/ Idaho border in Hells Canyon....The water is part of the Brown Lee Reservoir....It is a beautiful place...



I came back to some fun mail goodies....First of all, I got my potholders from the Potholder Pass Three.....I asked for red, black and white and I just love how Nancy made them...They are so fun and will look beautiful in the Tumbleweed kitchen......She also sent me some cute ladybug fabric and some blue western fabric. She doesn't have a blog, I think she needs one!









It was a great swap and I definitely will be playing in the fall round too.....
The second thing in the mailbox is a wallet pattern I won from Janet of What Comes Next.....http://round22.blogspot.com
It is a really fun and unusual giveaway....A hot potato which means you keep the pattern for a month, make the wallet and then have a giveaway and give it to a new player....Here is the pattern....





It was started by Sarah of Sarahsprimtreasures.blogspot.com
Here is the wallet she made....












and here are the two that Janet made.......










I hope mine comes out as great as these did!
Today I have been playing catch up on some swaps and spending time with my little guys....I sure did miss them! I hope everyone had a great weekend.....

18 comments:

Laurie said...

Can't wait til Thursday!! The Tumbleweed turned out so awesome Melinda, your talent blows me away! The horse, the patches, the horns are such a perfect touch!
Love the little wallets too, I'm sure yours will turn out beautiful, you've such talent!!

Patty said...

Your camper came out great, glad you had a nice spot and the weather cooperated. Looking forward to the pictures on Thursday.
We had a busy weekend my only son is graduating this Sunday so the weekend was spent getting the house and the yard in order for the big Grad party on Saturday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I double clicked on the camper and tried to peek inside. I was a little kid, wanting to open the gift. Can't wait till Thursday. T for tour is pretty clever.

Glad you explained the Hot Potato giveaway. Now that's clever. Congrats on the win.

Needled Mom said...

I can't wait until Thursday. It looks fabulous.

Love the potholders and I really like the idea of a hot potato.

joanne lendaro said...

what a fun post!! LOVE it all!! the camper is sooooooo cute, I bet you do get plenty of attention driving down the road pulling that cute little thing! The potholder...well, they just fit right in, and the little wallet thingies, are always the best!! Looking forward to Thursday!!

PeggyR said...

Oh my gosh sounds like you had a great weekend! You came home to a great haul!

Jenxo said...

i wouldve yeehawwed at you too, your camper is super sweet!!!

love your potholders and i bet yu mak some lovely purses !! notice i said purses, i bet you dont stop at one!! jenxo

Maria said...

So pleased you had a great time camping.Looking forward to Thursday to read your whole story.
Your pot holders are great. Will match the trailer too.

Mumsy said...

Looks like you had fun camping!
The pot holders are beautiful.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Looks like a wonderful place to camp out at! Are you going to post before and after pics of the camper? I'm too busy/lazy to search back to see when you first started working on it lol. It must have looked so cute going down the road!

The potholders are beautiful!

Love the idea of the hot potato give a-way. What a fun idea!

gin said...

can't wait to get the grand tour! The outside is totally cute.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

i love your little trailer

Lorraine said...

glad you had a great time and those pot holder purse things look good..yeahhhaw!! lol

Debby said...

How fun!!!! I am so happy you had a great time, the trailer looks so awesome. Love all your mail goodies..
Debby

Amanda said...

It is in Washington state, near Gray's Harbor.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Can I just say while your Tumbleweed trailer is red and black..I am GREEN with envy? I L.O.V.E what you've done with it and I want one now too! It is peRFeCTion! And the wallet(s) are darling..wish I sewed more (or better anyway!)

Yarni Gras! said...

I love your camper and that you are so happy and married and and and......you've had a wild ride these last few years :-) Enjoy!

Pam said...

I'm so anxious to have the virtual tour of your trailer. The Tumbleweed is certainly a head turner. I can see why you get all the attention. I love the hot potato idea. How often do we use a pattern just one time. Why not pass it along to someone who can use it and then share again.