Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Road Home With Sue

Today I'm sharing my blog with Sue Griffiths who will be sharing her Road Home row.
I love having her here today!

The Road Home...by Sue Griffiths
What a wonderful idea and so evocative. Since we are small children ‘going home’ has meant that special sense of comfort and belonging, and the road home is always good to see after a hard day at work, or a long trip. My road home has changed a lot over the years, but wherever I’ve been, the drive home has always been time to reflect and relax and enjoy the beauty of the world. Now, when I leave work, here’s my first top spot.


Often, we can see whales passing up and down the coast, travelling in small groups, mothers looking after calves, males pushing each other around. Always, the view of a whale is a small miracle. 



Often we see pelicans, perched on lampposts or swimming in the bay, both stately and bizarre with their large beaks and slow flight. The pandanus trees just say beach with their weird roots and shaggy angular bundles of leaves. And of course the surfers just live in the moment of water, movement, power, freedom and skill.

So my road home is a celebration of life and joy and our wonderful planet. I hope you enjoy making my pattern and can think of all the happy times you have been near the sea or enjoyed being part of the natural world.


You can find my pattern at my Craftsy store HERE.


A BIG thank you to Calibre Art and Anita Goodesign!

Calibre Art 18" x 24" mat

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Anita Goodesign Machine Embroidery Design CD



a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Road Home Designers:

September 6
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life 
Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee's Quilting Addiction
Alberta, Canada

September 8
Just Let Me Quilt
Las Vegas, Nevada

Quilt in Piece
Amanzimtoti, South Africa

September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
Heber City/ SLC
Seams To Be Sew
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
New Zealand

September 15
bdieges designs
Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Patti’s Patchwork
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Seacoast Quilter
New Milford, Connecticut

September 20

September 22
Words & Stitches
Beaches of California
Quilt Art
Africa
Any Pattern
Port Angeles, Washington

Patchwork Breeze
West Michigan Shoreline

September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Dodge City, Kansas
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia

Seams To Be Sew For Batts In The Attic
Hollywood/LA

I Can Quilt 2
Baltimore, MD

September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
Silicon Valley, CA

October 04

October 06

October 11
Show N Tell Day

79 comments:

  1. Delightful post, Sue. And a beautiful row!

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  2. Carol thank you for the block. It is wonderful

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  3. Not only did I love your block, but thoroughly enjoyed your description of the beauty that you are privileged to see every day.

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  4. Beautiful row Sue! The Pelican is too cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Wow, this is perfect. Love the surfboards too.

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  6. Wonderful block - love the bright colors-a fun place to call home, thank you, Susan

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  7. Clear Blue Water in NSW, thanks for sharing! Love your row!

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  8. what a wonderful view going home. a lovely row.

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  9. Love the bords tyty for sharing....Very pretty colors.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  10. Beautiful row for such a beautiful place!

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  11. That is so cute. The colorful surfboards are great.

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  12. Love the pelican and the surfboards. Beautiful row! Thank you for sharing.
    Kim

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  13. Carol, thanks for sharing your blog with Sue so that she could share her row (which I love every part of by the way.) What a fantastic view to see every day. I'm soooo jealous! Thanks for sharing your row Sue!

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  14. I love this quilt. Makes me think of relaxing and enjoying the sites at the beach.

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  15. Such a fun quilt row, Sue! Makes me want to head to the beach...where there aren't any sharks!

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  16. Super cute quilt row! I love the surfboards!
    Susie

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  17. Thank you for the very nice row pattern. I live near the ocean a long way from you, on the seacoast of New Hampshire. We see very similar things on our beaches.

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  18. Sue, what a beautiful road home you have! And thanks, Carol, for hosting so we could see Sue's terrific design. Very cool. Love the details of the Pelican and the surfer. Thanks for the free pattern!

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  19. I would definitely be telling one big lie, if I said I wasn't one bit jealous of where you live. Whew, those views are spectacular. Whale watching is my favorite "coast" thing to do! Great job on the row. It will forever remind me how jealous I am of you! LOL!!!!!!

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  20. Great row, thanks for sharing! cork@pa.rr.com

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  21. What an awesome row, I quickly downloaded it...feeling grateful and accomplished - then remembered to return and leave a comment! Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  22. What a beautiful drive home! Your row is perfect! :)

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  23. That's a great row. Though your views are mostly different my mine here in the center of the USA, it was neat that you, too, see the pelicans. We have them all summer long and into the fall on our local lakes. I am enthralled by their undulating flight pattern. Thanks for the pattern.

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  24. Wonderful ocean row. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  25. Great row - love the surfboards! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Love your row. How nice to be close to the ocean.

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  27. Love your row! Love the pelican!

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  28. How wonderful to see and read about your Road Home Sue. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing it with you today. I'm so happy you joined us for The Road Home Row Along it's been fun to see you progress with your row and share it with everyone. The funnest part for me is reading about what makes your row tick and this is just wonderful, I wish I had that view on my way home it really makes you appreciate the beauty of our world.

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    1. Marion, I just want to say a big thank you to Carol, who has been extremely patient and very helpful, and to you for all the organisation and the great idea. For me it's been a learning curve.

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  29. Thanks people. It is so so lovely to read all your comments. This is the first time I've shared a pattern like this and to be honest, I'm a bit bemused. ..... And excited too. It's made me appreciate my 'road home' a lot more too.

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  30. Great row! Which I was at the beach now!

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  31. Terrific row...makes me want to be at the beach!

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  32. I love watching whales and just being by a body of water. You are very fortunate. I like your row.

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  33. Thanks for the great row by row!

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  34. Wow, your home and your row are very beautiful!

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  35. Great pattern, thanks! I love that pelican.

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  36. It is so interesting to learn about where everyone on the hop lives. I was having a hard time guessing where you were located. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

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  37. Sue, what beautiful pictures and I love your Row. Not only is your drive home beautiful and relaxing, but it provides entertainment as well. Fantastic job.

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  38. Sue, what beautiful pictures and I love your Row. Not only is your drive home beautiful and relaxing, but it provides entertainment as well. Fantastic job.

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  39. Sue, what beautiful pictures and I love your Row. Not only is your drive home beautiful and relaxing, but it provides entertainment as well. Fantastic job.

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  40. What a wonderful place you have shared with us, and a wonderful row! Thank you.

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  41. What a fun row! Would love to be sitting there by the ocean. Thanks for sharing, super job!

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I love reading Sue's description of her drive home from work. Wonderful quilt row to mimic the road home.

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  43. I live near the ocean but my drive home is not as picturesque. Beautiful row!

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  44. Beautiful Row, just love the surf boards. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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  45. Very fun row. Thanks for sharing

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  46. lovely wildlife block thanks for sharing

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  47. Wonderful row pattern! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and a bit of interest about your home.

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  48. My goodness what a wonderful row! It makes me want to visit your little corner of the world. Visiting Australia has always been a dream of mine and, perhaps I will soon be able to make it come true. Thank you so much for your wonderful creation.

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  49. My goodness what a wonderful row! It makes me want to visit your little corner of the world. Visiting Australia has always been a dream of mine and, perhaps I will soon be able to make it come true. Thank you so much for your wonderful creation.

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  50. How fun!
    The only beaches I've been to, are the chilly Olympic Peninsula beach, and pretty San Carlos on the Baja. This is such a fun reminder of all that sand!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. Raised near the beach, this quilt block makes me reminisce for my childhood. your story that goes with the block is pretty cool. Thanks

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  52. I like your row, it looks so simple to do yet so cute. I can't wait to make it!

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  53. Looking at your block makes me feel relaxed! And I love the motion especially of the water!

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  54. What a neat row and of course you know I love the pelican!!

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  55. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  56. Great row! What a terrific road home you get to take!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  57. I miss not living near the ocean. I grew up in Southern California and now live in Montana. It's beautiful here, too.

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  58. All these comments really warm my heart. Thanks so much. It's so lovely to know you like my row! Now I'm all inspired.

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  59. Beautiful pic of the whale tale. Could be the main piece in a quilt named "Hello There"

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  60. Love your depiction of Australia brings back happy memories.

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  61. Love your depiction of Australia brings back happy memories.

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  62. I've heard Australia is heaven on earth and it looks like it. love your row!

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  63. Those boards are so perfect! Very inspiring and colorful view!
    --Heather Marie

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  64. What a great row. And colourful, too. Unfortunately, Craftsy is saying there is a problem and won't let me see your shop, nor the pattern. Are you able to email the pattern to me? That would be helpful. Thanks a lot.

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  65. Your row is beautiful. I too am having a problem with Craftsy saying it is not there. I would like to download it too. Thanks for sharing today. Kristy lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  66. Your row is such a pretty one and looks like it will be fun to stitch.

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