I loved my time in Montana! From Bozeman to Helena and the drive in between.
Even the time spent stuck with a plane that never left the ground turned into something memorable!
One of the perks of our time in Helena was the location of our workshop – we were in the conference room of the Holiday Inn, which is right on the walking mall with cute shops and even picnic areas where we could sit, enjoy our lunches, chat amongst ourselves and enjoy the beautiful July weather.
Does it get hot in Montana? Yes! But to coin a phrase “It is a dry heat!” and that makes it lovely in the shade. It makes it bearable in a breeze. And it cools down at night to the point where sleeping with the windows open is blissful!
I love this cowboy statue!
And the building behind it!
This was right outside our classroom window!
And I ALWAYS love murals!
This one is of Helena history.
We are walking our way up the mall to Prickly Pear Quilts!
Love the original trolley in the mall!
So So cute!
((And I love the name!))
Tile floor happiness!
And a treadle in the window! Yippee!!
But nothing can beat the warm welcome!
A sweet little shop packed to the rafters with everything a quilter desires!
There are so many samples to inspire!
The shop was bustling at lunch time!
I could stay here all day!
And vintage machine love!
I spy……my books!
Thank you, Prickly Pear Quilts!
Check out the row by row stuff!!
That tote bag is so stinking cute!
Sew Downtown at Prickly Pear Quilts!
All the info! Just stop on by!
That was a whole WEEK ago! How can that be? And here I am at the cabin for the weekend and loving it. More photos of that to come, but I think this is long enough for now.
One small snafu….the a/c konked out over night. We don’t know if the unit froze up or what the deal is but we’ve got a call in to someone to come look at it and they are on their way. Of course --- it’s a WEEKEND.
The upside? It’s a lot cooler up here in the mountains than it is in the valley. There is almost no breeze this morning. I’m going to be pulling the folding tables out on the bottom patio for kit assembly while watching my mountains in the distance.
It is what it is and I’d rather be HERE than anywhere else!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
The whisperings of your heart are far more important than the opinions of others who don't have to live with your choices. They create their own drama for their own reasons, but you don't have to be pulled into it.
Roll roll Cotton Boll quilt from my book String Fling shared by a student during our Helena, Montana workshops last week.
Have a lovely Saturday, everyone!