All along the way, everywhere we went (that I could) I took my little suitcase of hexies.
It really helped with the car time and it was the perfect thing to have when we were in the outdoors and the kids were playing.
For example...While they did this....
I was able to do this!
My parents came with us everywhere we went during the week, which was so great to have the extra company. I loved having all the attention on me and my family! :) Plus, my mom ooh's and aahh's at all the little sewing projects I show her. The best confidence booster! :) Thanks Mom!
One thing my mom gave me while in Montana, was this gorgeous vintage quilt that my other grandma had. She passed away about a year and a half ago. My mom almost gave it away, but couldn't ever do it. Then, finally she knew why...that it should go to me. Thanks again Mom. ;)
I love it so much! Isn't is so cute!?!?! It's in really good condition and hand stitched with pink thread! SEW CUTE!
Our family loved being in the outdoors and doing some fun things around town as well. Montana is so pretty...we loved every minute!
We also loved our first taste of Cafe Rio and went back a 2nd and 3rd time! All of my family has lived around a Cafe Rio except us, so we've only heard about it and my family has made it for us before but this was our first real restaraunt experience. YUM-O!! I want more. :)
So...Back to hexies.
By the end of our trip, I actually got a lot of hexie stitching done....at least for me. Kerri had made me a cute little stack of hexies on our beach retreat so that really helped me have a good collection to work with. Thanks Kerri! ;)Amy. Thanks Amy! I always get compliments on it. :) Go to Amy's needlebook tutorial if you want to make one. The hexie flower above is made with 3/4" hexies.
These are tiny 1/2" hexies.
Lastly, I'm so proud of myself for figuring out (sort of!) instagram. Finally! On the way home I did my first little photos and it's so fun!
See my traveling in the car photo?
Now how cute is that? And it was certainly entertaining enough for a road trip.
Come back next week and I'll have some fun news to share! ;)