We ran into snow on the way back in Yellowstone Park. I have only seen pictures of Old Faithful geyser before and so I thought of Yellowstone as fairly ugly. I was so wrong. It was very very beautiful, and it is interesting to see steam coming out of the ground in odd places like the concrete curb in front of the visitor center. Plus, there are buffalo right beside the road here and there.
The spouse and I were pretty tired when we got home, having driven about 5500 miles in three weeks, so we have been resting up. Before we left for the trip, I had been on a roll with the sewing, so I was afraid the break would kill off the mojo. I am trying to get back into it by sewing some shirts for my sister to use up some UFOs that were originally cut out for A. I have also become interested in the Sure-Fit Designs system for drafting patterns. It turned out that I already owned all four of the kits having picked them up at the thrift store in Sebastopol a few years ago, but I stuck them on a shelf and forgot about them. When I was reading about SFD on a sewing blog, I suddenly remembered those four boxes in the sewing room, so I dug them out and was delighted to see what I really had. I contacted the company to see about updating the kits (because I have the original 1982 kits), and when I found out what I needed,the spouse got me the manual, stylus, and a new pants kit for my birthday. The fit is supposed to be great on the patterns from this method, so I want to try drafting pants, too.
It is finally cooling down, so I think I will go get the last of the basil and make more pesto for the freezer.