Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Looks like Halloween, but actually this is just a few pieces I've put together for the arrowhead quilt. There will be golds, greens, and browns also with the black, and I'm doing a broken dishes block. I liked the one I did for a friend so much, I thought I'd borrow the idea.

I'm also packing for the trip to Russia. I enjoy packing. It's a challenge to take the perfect number of things, not too much, and yet not forget anything important either. An extremely interesting web site called One Bag has terrific information on this. The author is a serious minimalist; the premise is how to go all around the world with one carryon size bag. Although I don't travel like that, it's still very helpful, with a handy one page check list of what to pack, and a very long annotated packing list with recommendations in every category. It's not for someone who is going on a cruise, or lounging at a luxury resort, or staying anywhere looking fab is a high priority, but for people who are actually traveling and handling their own bags, it's full of practical information. I particularly recommend the travel clothesline made out of braided surgical rubber with loops on both ends that stretches between any two convenient hooks and holds clothes w/o clothes pins.

So tomorrow I'll finish the packing, mail my Hoffman Challenge quilt, and take off on Thursday. Back in about two weeks; do good work, everyone!

8 comments:

paulahewitt said...

Have a great trip! when i was in my 20s i travelled around Europe for three months with nothing but carry on luggage. I think I just threw every item of clothing I took with me in the bin when i got home - either worn out or sick to death of wearin g them. couldnt do that now i dont think!

jenclair said...

Eager to see the progress on the arrowhead quilt, but guess that will have to wait until you get back!

Have a great trip, Kay!

The Calico Cat said...

Take lots of photos & don't be shy about posting them!

Good Luck on the Hoffman Challenge. & congrats for finisheing it!

Kim said...

Have a great journey - I'll be looking forward to your pictures. (Did you pack a doorstop?)

McIrish Annie said...

Woww! How exciting! Enjoy your vacation and don't forget your Sally Hansen!! LOL. you don't want super white legs in Russia

Allison Ann Aller said...

I want to hear all your impressions of Russia when you get home...
My grandfather emigrated from there in 1907...it is in my blood...but I am so glad I am here in the USA...

Have a great trip!!!!...and be sure and buy some fabric.... ;-)

rianammerman said...

A trip to Russia--how exciting. Moscow has always been on my short list. Too bad air travel is so hateful nowadays. Thanks for the link--very good site. Good luck on the Hoffman.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh, I missed you. Well I am sending you good vibes for you trip and cant wait to see the photos upon your return.

Sending Smiles, *karendianne.