Cannon Beach RV Resort in Oregon. This was just an overnight stay for us, so we didn't have a whole lot of time between the time we arrived in the late morning and the time we needed to be on the road again, 24 hours later.
We did relax, have dinner and a campfire.
BUT, we made good use of the time that we did have. Specifically .. a quilt store! Yep, Cannon Beach has a quilt store. A very NICE quilt store. Mr. Pirate usually looks for a nearby pub/tavern, as he knows that I can be quite a while at quilt stores. He has resigned himself to this, so he looks for a place where he can consort with the locals in a friendly setting .... and that is usually a pub.
The name of this conjoined business? Wait for it .... the Screw-n-Brew. :-) I kid you not. :-)
Central Diamond Fabrics.
They had wonderful eye-candy hanging up for their customers to enjoy .. both quilts and garments. The staff was very, very friendly without being obnoxious. I wouldn't mind if this was my local store!
That leaves the purple bordered block ... that contains the trailer and travel-themed fabric I bought to make placemats for our trailer. It was impressed upon me, during this trip, that although I have many sets of placemats for use at home, I didn't have ANY placemats ... commercial or home made ... for the trailer. So when I found the fabric with vintage trailers on it, I knew immediately that THIS FABRIC would become placemats for our trailer. The travel-themed fabric was just perfect for the backing. I bought the polka-dot fabric for bias binding.
I couldn't start on the placemats until I got back home because 1) I needed to wash the fabric first (I'm firmly in the camp of "wash all fabric before using") and 2) the Insulbrite I would use for the "batting" was at home.
I hope that is a harbinger of similar success for the other fabrics I bought on this trip. :-)
And yes, I only made two placemats. Why? Well, it's only Mr. Pirate and me who are traveling in the trailer. The dining table is very small ... two people can sit very comfortably on the opposing benches. Four *children* can sit comfortably on those benches. But more than two adults? Nope ... there isn't going to be any comfort factor at all.
Which is why any traveling to be done is in this trailer will be strictly for two .. Mr. Pirate and myself. :-)
Don't be fooled by the apparent sunshine. Sure, it was sunny. Not a cloud in the sky. But this is the Oregon coast .. in May ... and it's COLD and WINDY! Both of us are wearing jackets (as was most everyone else on the beach!) and you can see my hair being blown around. Heh .. we didn't see anyone actually swimming in the ocean. :-)
This isn't your southern California beach! :-)