Is it weird that I brought my sewing machine on vacation like the sixth member of the family? As we were loading up the car, I told my husband to leave room for my machine. He asked incredulously if I was kidding (I was not). Room was made, and off we went!
The rain that came a couple of days later was a great excuse to break out the old Singer. My 3x6 bee blocks were due upon my return home, so leaving my machine behind was not an option. I opted to make "Rocky Road to Kansas" blocks, using this tutorial. Three blocks were completed prior to the trip, but I had to "unsew" one that turned out badly. I spent an evening fixing that block and working on the other three while the family watched "Avatar." The blocks were finished early the next morning before the household awoke.
I also did a little fabric shopping. There is the most wonderful little general store called the Twain Harte pharmacy that has an amazing selection of quilting fabric at very reasonable prices (especially the flat-folded fabrics). I'm already looking forward to my next visit to the foothills so I can pay the pharmacy another visit!
Note to self: don't leave your debit card at home, thus leaving you dependent on your husband to make your fabric purchase. No good can come of it.