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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Travel week!

Hi All!!! 
I have many many miles under my belt this past week!
If you follow me on FB you know where I have been... if not here is a picture loaded tour:)




First we drove to Austin and flew to Atlanta and then to Ohio:)
There were delays due to weather, perhaps a chance of loss of cabin pressure, no flight attendants, no ground crew... you know the story! We were to land at 10:30... well it was 3 AM. We did get there however!!!

Why Ohio? My daughter and hubby live there:) We stayed close the first day.... mostly Columbus and surrounding areas. This is Hayden Falls... named after my grand daughter:) ha ha!!!

Then to Schmidt's for the best ever German food and they also had a candy shop next door:)
Also went to 2 quilt shops. 

Next day we headed to Canada:) This is Lake Erie on the way:)

Here we are on the US side of the falls. That's me and daughter:)

The US side is not as touristy as the Canadian side but it was good to see both!

Hubby and me on the US side.

Now on Canadian side. That is the Horseshoe Falls.

Those are the US falls.

Picture time:)

That is the boat we will be on..... thought we were in a lot more!

Our proper attire is on:)

US falls from Hornblower cruise. After that there was SO much spray you could hardly see:) The ponchos did help with keeping your top half pretty dry:) Was SO much fun and I do recommend it to everyone that goes!
We passed the Tower on the way across the bridge....


 
And yes we went up it:) The views were just amazing!!!!
US Falls.

Canadian Falls.

We spent the night in Canada and then headed to Hershey PA to where else but the Hershey Factory!

The chocolate smell hits you right in the face when you enter!!! We did the tour and bought a bunch of candy before heading back to Ohio,

Got in just before midnight so Friday was an easy day of just shopping and eating:) 

Yesterday we visited the Rose Gardens had lunch and then headed to airport for our journey back home:)

Made to Atlanta on time:) We missed going to our fav restaurant on the way up but made sure we were there on the way home!

Beautiful sunset on the flight, We were only 10 min late getting back, got the bag, found the shuttle and then drove home:) Was a world-wind trip but had lots of fun!!!! Now we need a vacation to rest up:) ha ha!!!

My treasures from the trip:) Daughter bought me the ornament for my Birthday:)
We visited Red Rooster Quilts and Quilt Beginnings in Dublin, OH and then The Laughing Ewe in Canal Winchester OH. We tried to pop in one on our road trip somewhere in PA but it was closed that day:(

We have now been to Ohio, NY, PA and a bit of WV:) Would love to go back in a year or 2 and do the Amish country tour:) The kids plan to live there for 3 more years so we have the opportunity!

Guess after a few days I can get back to my reg routine!

The cats were cared for by Pat and Allen my neighbor fed the outside ones:) They were all VERY happy to see us!!!

Have an awesome week and I hope to get something quilted this week!!!




Sunday, June 18, 2017

Leaving on a jet plane....don't know when I'll be back again...



Hi All!

Yes going on a trip. Since hubby is going with me I can't tell you the details but next week there will be LOTS of travel pics!!! So you will have to keep guessing:)

Did get a little done this week:

Helen a non quilter made this t shirt quilt for a niece:) She did an awesome job! There were shirts from all over. Always love looking at them all. She made it so the ones that hang over the mattress are all going the right way.

Just a stipple with variegated thread. I trimmed and bound it for her also:)

It goes with the pillow shams I posted last week.

Cindy made this bright orange and blue quilt for a grand son I think. 
School colors of the college he will be attending.


She just wanted wavy orange lines... think I got that:)

Always love her backs! Sometimes even better then the fronts:)

My July wool BOM is ready:)

This is Handsome our newest family member. He was a stray but now he's not:) Took him to vet to see if he was chipped... no:( So he is ours. He is fitting right in and so much of a love! Had to have been a house cat cuz he was in wonderful shape and appearance. Has been in the house full time for 3 days so far and he has made no attempt to go out.

Happy Father's day!!!

That is Hubby and my son with his 2 daughters... my grands:)

Have an awesome week and be ready for lots of pics:)


Sunday, June 11, 2017

What a fun week!

Hi All,

This week I spent 3 days away to sew and sew some more:) Yes there was some wine involved:) WAY too much fun!!!

Then I had to come back to reality... grocery shop and then yesterday we went to grand daughter 1 recital. What a difference a year makes! She loved her emb ballerina:) Yea Nana!

I didn't get much done but .....

Grand daughter 1 map quilt for Christmas:) All done:) Don't know why the binding looks so wonky... guess I didn't straighten it out before I took a pic?


Bought this backing on the last Austin trip with hubby... it was perfect!

A chemo quilt from a donated UFO.

All done with stippling:)

Grand daughter 2 is getting this sweet Lil Red set:) Started at retreat and then finished when I got back:)

This is mostly what I worked on! top all done and I have the backing.... now it is in line to be quilted:) It is the Sweet Tooth BOM from Jaybird Quilts.

Another wool project finished:) Saw it on Pinterest and then had to buy pattern and wool... so glad we have Etsy!!

Home most of the week so will get 2 big quilts done:)

We spent most of the morning power washing the house and the studio.... so pretty and white again!!

Have a fantastic week!



Sunday, June 4, 2017

June is here!!!!



Hello all:)
June has arrived and it is a busy month for me:) Am heading to  retreat Tuesday and will be gone most of the week:) Then home a week and then flying to Ohio to spend a week with my daughter:) FUN!!!!!

More rain this week.... still have a leak in the studio:( Repairman will be here the end of the week to see what can be done.... I took video of the rain going where it wasn't suppose to!

Got a few things done this week:)


And the secret can be revealed:) Judy sent me this adorable quilt to  quilt for a mutual friend:) Neither of us leaked a thing and she was VERY surprised on Friday:)



Judy did a marvelous job sewing all those rows together to create the Giraffe.

I got the fun part:)

I guess this guy has traveled many miles!!! Mckinney to Cove to Mckinney to Kempner.... hope he wasn't too tired!

Marlene sent me this Christmas quilt from CA. No it did not make it any cooler when I quilted it:) 
ha ha!!!

Santa is flying through the night sky with swirls and curlz left behind!

The little town has snowflakes drifting down.

The backing is perfect match!

These 2 pillow shams were made by Helen. I also have a matching t shirt quilt that is up first after I get back:)

Judy Mc made this adorable quilt for Project Linus.

Just love these guys!!!

Solid blue back shows all the quilting... on to Pat to do the binding.

My Summer wool table topper. Suppose to be more emb but I like it the way it is:)

I made this sweet little ballerina for grand daughter as she has her recital next Sat. All made mostly on Bianca... speaking of her ... she will be dropped off on the way to the retreat for bad behavior! Her bobbin case will not come out on it's own:( Hope it is an easy fix! She is so temperamental!!!

Sewing a few bindings on and will show you hose next time!!!
Have an absolutely amazing week!!! I will:)