Viva Las Vegas

Our long awaited 30th anniversary trip finally happened last week – closer to our 32nd anniversary but who’s counting? We took the Rocky Mountaineer train from Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah, then finished out the week in Las Vegas. No gambling, but lots of sightseeing in the form of excursions to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam/Lake Mead. Of course, we enjoyed the fountains at the Bellagio, had a wonderful dinner at Mon Ami Gabi and enjoyed seeing Piff the Magic Dragon live at the Flamingo theatre.

I did manage to visit two quilt shops while in Denver – Holly’s Quilt Cabin and Treelotta. Both are excellent quilt shops. Treelotta reminds me so much of Intown Quilters – my fave ATL shop that closed down permanently during the pandemic. I told hubs that I would definitely keep an eye out for any retreats offered by this shop. It would be totally worth a quick trip to Denver for a 2-3 day retreat with a side trip to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.

For many years, a block from my redwork embroidery project accompanied me on my travels. Now that it’s finished, I had to find a new hand sewing project to take with me. English Paper Piecing was my project of choice. This trip didn’t allow for much sew time because there was so much amazing scenery to view. I managed to get 3 Grandmother’s Flower Garden blocks completed by the time we landed in the ATL. I can honestly say the flat back stitch with a size 11 Milliner’s needle for EPP works best for me. You’ll see a blog post on this soon!

Meanwhile, enjoy some pictures from our trip.