29 June 2015

Make-A-List Color Mondays: Rivers!

Hey! I found some of my missing sew-jo! Dealing with health problems sure takes a whole lot out of you, but I got a few things done last week:
  • Finish Giveaway Weekender - ALMOST done! Here's a progress shot:

  • Finish Zebra Pillow - deadline June 30th - it just needs to be quilted. What do you think so far:
A photo posted by Jennie (@porchswingquilts) on
  • Finish Giraffe Open Wide Pouch - deadline June 30th - DONE! Blogged here
  • Start Elephant Ticker Tape Wall hanging - deadline June 30th - had to change plans a bit (a rant for another day - grrrr!), but I like what I went with. I'll be quilting these today:

  • Finish Gingham table runner - deadline July 3rd - also just needs quilting:
A photo posted by Jennie (@porchswingquilts) on
So based on that lil' update up there, guess what I'm doing today?


See, when you're husband comes home for a week, you take advantage of the extra parent and you schedule quilting time. At least that's what I did.

So this week, I plan to:
  • Quilt and bind Zebra Pillow
  • Quilt and bind Elephant wall hanging
  • Quilt and bind Gingham Table runner
  • Quilt and bind Simple Life Dottie #1
  • And finally finish the Giveaway Weekender
If I can swing it, I'm going in for another quilting day on Friday. We'll see how it works, but I'd LOVE to get a few more things quilted and ready to go.

And now, for the color palette.

Rivers. Why rivers, you ask?

I love rivers. If I could, I'd live right next to one. I love the sound of them. I love sitting by them. I love the way the light plays with them. LOVE them.

I live in a city with a few rivers. And in the hot hot hot summer, we float down them on inner tubes. 2 1/2 hours of floating. It's lovely and relaxing and the cold (freakin' cold!) water feels great. Just don't do what I did the first time I floated the river and forget your sunblock. Worst. Sunburn. Ever.

So here are some of my favorite rivers:

The Boise River:

My beloved Columbia River, twice!

And the Ohanepecosh River at Mt. Rainier - will always be one of my favorite rivers:

How 'bout you? Are you a river person like me? Do you have a favorite list of rivers?


  1. Yes, I definitely prefer my water in a river than at the beach! Gorgeous photos! For some unknown reason, I cannot get my palette to save so I cannot join in this week. I'm off to cook dinner now - maybe I can try again later.
    And love the zebra - too adorable!

  2. I prefer my water in the pool. ;-) These are such great palettes though that I might reconsider!


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