Welcome! I’m Melissa. I live with my husband Bruce in a small coastal Oregon town. Things are quiet here but I pass the time by taking pictures of this lovely area, gardening, quilting and poking around the little towns and state parks that surround our home. I kept a travel blog when we were traveling in our 5th wheel for three years and I enjoy looking back at the different places we went to. This blog is about life in our new home. When I travel again in the future I’ll add to sewingmywaythroughtheusa.com . This United States of America is an amazing place, but looking out at the Pacific Ocean each morning from my window is as breathtaking as any other view in the world!