Thursday, August 21, 2014

Road Trip Day #6

We started our last day in Antonito, Colorado. We road the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad through the mountains all the way to Chama, New Mexico.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito CO to Chama NM (44)

Do you like trains? I do and there’s photo craziness ahead!

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito CO to Chama NM (71)

Engine 489 is a reconditioned, coal fired, steam run, narrow gauge engine built in 1925.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito CO to Chama NM (7)

We were really on the edge of the mountain in a lot of places. Our highest point was over 10,000 feet above sea level. And yes, they told stories of trains going off the edge. Gah!

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito CO to Chama NM (133)

I spent a lot of time standing on the back balcony. The views were amazing.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito CO to Chama NM (169)

We passed two cowboys herding their cattle. What a classic scene. LOL

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito CO to Chama NM (174)

That’s an old telegraph pole sticking up on the right.

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito CO to Chama NM (154)

I feel a train quilt coming on don’t you?

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito CO to Chama NM (197)

Sadly vacation is over and it’s time for the looooong ride back home. But I would do it all again! Such awe inspiring sights.

And the second best part of this vacation.…I didn’t gain any weight. I actually lost another pound and I’m looking forward to my Weight Watchers weigh in. Woot!

New Doll Pattern Coming Tomorrow…….

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Free Dia De Los Muertos Wall Hanging

All the colorful decorations we saw on our trip to New Mexico put me in the mood for a bright sugar skull wall hanging. Do you celebrate Dia De Los Muertos?
Finished size is 14” x 14”
Free PDF Pattern in my Craftsy Shop HERE.

Sugar Skull quilt coming soon......

Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Road Trip Day #4-5

Today we headed up to Taos, New Mexico and had a blast white water rafting on the Rio Grande!!! 

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We walked out on the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. It was sooo high it made me queezy.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Hwy 64 Taos NM (10)

And, I finally spotted this little imposter!!!! I’ve been keeping a sharp eye out ever since Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling mention him. He looks like a humming bird and flies around the flowers like a humming bird but he’s a BUG….a humming bird moth.

humming bird moth 3

humming bird moth 2

Then we “accidentally” on purpose turned the corner and found a quilt shop….shocked face. He never saw it coming. LOL. They had some fun Dia De Los Muertos fabrics. Which put me in the mood to make some sugar skulls.

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A free Sugar Skull wall hanging will be up tomorrow.