Happy Memorial Day, everyone!
My Aviatrix Medallion quilt now has colorful border 2 added, and I’m working on stitching the units together for border 3 today. You can purchase the pattern and follow the quilt-along on Elizabeth’s blog, Oh Fransson.
Border 2 went together fairly quickly as the piecing was simple.
Aviatrix Medallion, Border 2 Added
Before I had the chance to add the sashing border to border 2, my cat inspectors arrived. I think my little grey kitty likes it!
Cats Inspect Aviatrix Medallion
My family and I took a nice day trip this holiday weekend to visit the Oregon Coast, specifically the Newport area to tour several tall ships, the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. The weather was gorgeous!
Tall Ship – the Lady Washington
Later that afternoon, the tall ships were scheduled to take ticketed passengers on special tours. We drove over to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse Natural Area to see if we could see the ships. Although we didn’t have binoculars, we did spot them out in the ocean.
Yaquina Head Natural Area with Tall Ships in the Distance
The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is a great place to visit with walking paths, tidepools, a visitor’s center, and the light itself. The fee is $7 per car. Near the lighthouse, we spotted 2 bald eagles on a tree. We saw them in flight carrying meals back to the tree. I wish I had a better camera lens for close-up photos!
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
We walked down to the tide pool area. Our 8-year-old loved this part of our trip! We saw quite a few critters in the tide pools.
Tide Pool Area and Agate Beach in the Distance
Tide pool critters
We ended our day trip by walking along Agate Beach, searching for treasures. We didn’t find any agates, but we had a fun time walking the tall ships sail out for a second excursion. The dog loved it too!
Dog on Agate Beach
Hope you had a safe and happy holiday weekend! Thanks to all who have served our country.