Saturday, May 29, 2010

Patriotic Finish & Zip Line


Finished this little quilt yesterday in time for the holiday week-end. This was a little kit given out during the Shop Hop by The Ice House Quilt Shop. Kathy from Canada showed hers here.

A couple of week-ends ago, I attended the May quilting retreat in Gladwin. In addition to working at the sewing machine, several quilters (including me) did the zip line! It is the longest line over water in Michigan, measuring about 1100 feet. We had to climb a platform that was forty some feet high. I loved the experience! If you click on the photos, you can see the platform that I jumped from in the first photo. (look in the center at the top) The zip line is over the Brown Sugar River in Gladwin. The last picture shows my sister, Connie and friend, Marlene who both jumped ahead of me. Once they went, I couldn't back down, could I? Let me explain the green socks. It was the only pair I had along and I didn't want to risk losing my Crocs in the water.



10 comments:

Disaster Diva Debbie said...

Wow! You are one brave woman! Congratulations....quite the accomplishment!

Lurline said...

Love the quilt - so patriotic! I have always been a daredevil - have my wings clipped now, lol!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Quilter Kathy said...

Great job on the flag quilt...neat idea to quilt stars in the blue corner!
And you are one wild and crazy woman! Very brave!

Tamara said...

that looks fun! and what a perfect project to finish this weekend. I live in texas now but originally from michigan. Its nice to meet you!

LC said...

I'm such a coward... so I really admire those who ignore their qualms and just do it!

Judy S. said...

Great photos, Jeanne. Just last weekend our kids were talking about a zip line; now, thanks to you, I can visualize what it is!
Cute quilt!

Terry said...

Oh wow! That looks like fun! :0)

Greenmare said...

way cool!!!!! good job you!!!!

Annette said...

What an awesome experience. You're a very brave lady.

Barb said...

Just love your wall hanging and how fun......and brave!!