Lucy B Has Hit the Road

Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses, Travel

That’s right the motorhome is on the road and Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the Crosses is traveling with us.  I think this quilt just adds a special touch to the camper.  It is too small for my bed at home, this bed in the camper is larger than a full, but smaller than a queen so it fits it fine.


Shades will be drawn when harsh sunlight comes in the windows – quilters don’t worry about colors fading I always have the blinds down when the sun is bright!  (helps keep the place cooler too Smile )


Yesterday – of course the heat came back for us – our first day of travel was up to 90 degrees at least and took forever for the camper to cool off after we set up camp.  It will be hot for several days to come.   I was so glad that I had prepared our evening meal on Saturday and put it in the refrigerator fully cooked – I love an easy first day!  Who wants to cook after sitting for hours – well not hours we do stop every 1 1/2 to 2 hours and get out and take a walk – have to move around – sitting for hours on end is a good way to develop blood clots you know.  We rarely do more than a six hour day on the road – short days give you more time to relax!

This is the view from our campsite out the door – isn’t that pretty we are at a Corp of Engineer part called Osage Campground by the Kaw Lake.  That is a steep rocky drop down to the water so we did not attempt it, a lot of loose gravel – who wants a mishap on the first day right!


This side was shady and by evening it was a little better outside – temperature was dropping and in the shade it wasn’t bad.


A close up of what was across the lake from us on the little inlet area we are at.


We took a walk around a good part of the campground in the evening when it was cooling off – still hot but not so bad – caught a pretty sunset!


I am trying to stick to my normal schedule of writing in the evening and scheduling the post for the next morning so this post was written on our first day of travel – Sunday and posted this morning.

We are taking off first thing this morning (Monday) and heading to Kansas – a short drive today as there is a historic sight to tour even if it is hot.  Reservation at a small private campground for Monday night in that general area so a short sight seeing day –

Our younger daughter Jessica is traveling also and she and our granddaughter are in NYC for a week.  Look what she took with her – here is a picnic quilt I gave her last year – one of my first attempts at machine quilting Smile  they folded it up and put it in their bag so they could do a picnic at Central Park!  Another traveling quilt.  That is our granddaughter smiling pretty.  I have a feeling there will be more than one picnic there this week – they love the park.

Photo: Picnic in the park.  Chilling in the city.

Work on the Tumblers has started I will show that tomorrow.

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17 comments… add one
  • Kathy ... aka Nana Aug 4, 2014

    Yay! You are on the road! Have fun!
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  • Vivian Aug 4, 2014

    Looks like you are off to a great start. Beautiful place. I lover Corp of Engineer parks. Have fun!
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  • Melanie Aug 4, 2014

    The quilts make it perfect!!! Take tons of pics!! Make even more memories….
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  • Kathi Aug 4, 2014

    Love that Lucy got to be in the camper… glad it was a perfect fit too! Love the pic of your gd in central park on your quilt 🙂 Enjoy your vaca.. I am already loving the nature you are getting to enjoy! Kathi
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  • Mary Aug 4, 2014

    Beautiful pictures! Have a great time on your travels!
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  • Debbie B Aug 4, 2014

    Enjoy your travels. I love your motorhome. I would love to have one someday. Your quilt looks great on your bed and I look forward to reading about your journey. Enjoy!!!

  • Nedra Aug 4, 2014

    How fun to have POTC traveling with you. It really brightens up your Motor Home. Have a safe and wonderful trip! I look forward to following the adventures that lay ahead.
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  • Deb Aug 4, 2014

    Fun to see Lucy on the road with you and your pretty scenic shots! Lovely grand daughter with your quilt in the park 🙂
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  • Liz Aug 4, 2014

    Hope you have a wonderful trip. Don’t forget to find fabric to fondle.

  • Thimbleanna Aug 4, 2014

    Yay — you’re on your way! POTC looks beautiful in the motorhome. (Although, be careful of rays that go through the shade — I’ve always had the shade down in my guest room and the part of the quilt closest to the window has still faded — SO annoying!!!) Looking forward to following your adventures!

  • Debbie in Alaska Aug 4, 2014

    And you are off! Very fun to see the traveling quilts! Fun to see your sites!
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  • Carla Aug 4, 2014

    Yeah for you, on the road again! Such pretty scenery to dine and enjoy after dinner. Lucy B looks great in your camper, really brightens it up and how neat that another one of your quilts is enjoying central park in NYC.

  • Vicki W Aug 4, 2014

    Glad to see a pretty quilt joining you on your trip. Have fun!
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  • sue Aug 4, 2014

    Love to hear about your travels, and what ever quilt you are working on.Lucy B looks gorgeous!

  • Debra Aug 4, 2014

    The “Lucy” quilt looks wonderful on your bed. Do you pull a car behind your motorhome ? Have a great time, I will look forward to your photos.
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  • Hilda Aug 5, 2014

    Looks so cosy and welcoming on the bed – lovely! Have a great time on your travels 🙂

  • Marianne Aug 7, 2014

    Lucy B. makes that tiny space look cozy and inviting. Have a wonderful trip! I will be enjoying your mini-travelogue as you go. We are heading to Maine for a few days next week. It’s only about 4 hours away, and we’ll be staying with a friend who lives on Ocean Dr. (practically on the beach). Should be fun!

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