It’s QUILT SHOW DAY!!
Going to the Sister’s Quilt Show is always an exciting thing for me……we get up early, we’ve packed our lunches….and off we go! The best part of the day? Being there EARLY enough to see the quilts being hung.
There is nothing like a central Oregon July!
Central Oregon is mostly high desert --- and the terrain varies from tall pines and rivers down by Sun River, to scrubby juniper further up toward Bend and beyond. There are gorgeous snow capped mountains ALL YEAR LONG. It's a place like no other!
Both of my boys were born in Oregon, as was my DH, who is also proud to call Oregon home.
Describe the weather in Central Oregon in ONE WORD!? PERFECT!
I took this capture on Wednesday while packing…..DO YOU SEE THOSE TEMPS?! There have been years when it was 105 by afternoon at the quilt show. But even at those temps, by evening, the thermometer drops at a rapid rate, and by early evening, it's time for that sweatshirt on the patio!
This year looks to be AMAZING!
Also…notice the “CHANCE OF RAIN” at the bottom of the above pic….0%! That’s the other wonderful thing about central Oregon in July. It has NEVER NEVER NOT EVER rained on the day of the Sisters show!
I am also enamored with how COOL it is in Oregon in the early mornings…nearly COLD….definitely SWEATER or SWEATSHIRT or LIGHT JACKET weather. In North Carolina, I don’t think I’ve seen a sweatshirt or jacket since…..APRIL!?
This is sleeping with the window open weather in Oregon! Oh, how I miss that from when we lived in Eastern Oregon/Western Idaho! There is NOTHING like good sleep with the window open in the summer. Can’t do that here in the south. The humidity is so thick it’s like a steam bath out there. Wednesday morning when I went to walk/jog Salem lake, my glasses fogged up as soon as I stepped out of my car. It was 75 degrees at 7am. Yep! I love my July respites in Oregon!
We’ll be at the show early --- eager to see the quilts going up on buildings, and especially chomping at the bit for the antique quilts area!
Here’s the Sister’s fire department helping with the hanging of last year’s quilts! See that gorgeous blue sky?! Yeah….hard to focus on that when focusing on hunky fire fighter guys! Oh wait--- you thought I was looking at the QUILTS?! ;c)
I’m thinking about all the other quilters who are not with us this year. I’m missing Lucy! and Claire! And all the Wisconsin girls! ((You do know you are on our hearts, don’t you? You better make it NEXT YEAR!))
And my camera is charged and ready to get as many pics as I can to share with you after the hubbub of the day dies down.
Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are! And if you do see us at the show, please stop us and say hello! I’ve said it before…and I MEAN IT!