Road Trip!

My friend Monica (roped into driving so I could sew down the binding on my table runner!), my son Tyler, and I headed north of Seattle to celebrate my godson’s birthday. Of course first I had to pack the essentials… Essential Thread (30% off right now!), Clover Wonder clips, needles (40% off right now!), and my favorite pair of little scissors!

packing up

My son also packed his essentials… Stitch, a portable DVD player and movies, snacks, and toys!

packed and ready to go


Darth Vader bid us adieu (he’s the doggy in the window).

whose that doggy in the window

So the best thing about a road trip is that I am trapped, stationary in one place, and can’t “just do one more thing around the house” before I work on my binding.

on the road

My friend Livy and I have been friends since 7th grade and, although we only lived near each other that one year, we have remained best friends since then no matter how many states separated us throughout the years. We now live in the same state a mere 3 to 4 hours apart (depending on Seattle traffic).

livy & I

The most amazing thing is that we ended up getting pregnant at the same time and had our boys 12 days apart. These guys have literally been friends since the womb!

the boys


While I was hard at work binding…


getting closerSomeone else was resting up for the weekend ahead…

sleepy boy

I finished my binding right before we hit the Seattle area and took my turn driving. I can’t show the finished project because it is an upcoming project but it’s out of our Neutral Love II collection and I love it!!



Once we arrived the adventure began! Playing at Grandma’s house, snacks with Alexander, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (or as Tyler calls them, the Angry Turtles) birthday party, and goofing around¬†with cousins!

fun at grandmas's house

best friends next generation


silly cousins

A project finished and fun with family, who could ask for a better weekend?!


1 comment

  1. Mari - May 27, 2014

    Awesome story Teri! The back of the quilt looks great! Fabulous quilting Deb!