Thursday, October 29, 2009
We decided to go back the same way we came which added 2 hours to our driving time, but, with the passport situation the way it was I thought it would be safer to cross at the same border. I was right - all they wanted to know was how much we were bringing in and if we had any booze! I honestly prefer to cross the border at Niagara Falls because I always feel like I'm almost home. That last hour and a half go pretty fast.....
For all the driving and the quick trip I was home and in bed by 6:15 P.M. last night and slept almost all the way through until 8:00 A.M. this morning......I really needed it and tonite I'm gonna go for another early night. I have to recharge for our Halloween Mystery night - can't wait and I almost have my version of the quilt done.......
I'm hoping that tomorrow will be one of those productive days where I really get something done......
Happy Quilting Everyone!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Now this is what we call a double whammy (the top is not the border of the bottom quilt). The top one is Elaine's, she is making it for her daughter. The bottom is a One Block Wonder that Helen is working on.......They both promise to be stunning quilts.......
Okay so once we got over our first stop was Erie, PA. where the Sugar Free Fudge comes with Fireworks, Pepper Spray and a Stun Gun.......hmmm! ....and the Jelly Belly store (free samples) sells guns and knives???!!!!
So.....where should we go for dinner? Cracker Barrel or Cracker Barrel? I think we should go to Cracker Barrel.......Barb's halfway there already.......I am so predictable.......
After 4 hours in the car it was great to take a load off....here's Barb rocking on the porch at the Cracker Barrel........ I love the Cracker Barrel -the atmosphere is all country and they have these "dumb" games on the table. You have to remove the pegs and leave the least amount of pegs - so I turned out to be "just plain dumb" and Barb rated "ignoramous"........oh well, we can try again tomorrow! ......Finally, dinner Chicken Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes and Sawmill Gravy with a side of Fried Apples - mmmmmm! Sooooo, delicious! Barb had a Rueben Melt - really good food! Then back on the road and finally hit the hotel around 11:30 P.M.. Ready to just sit and relax awhile then get some sleep.
Can't wait until tomorrow to get a look at all the new fabrics, notions, books and novelties.......buy, buy, buy! Okay maybe not so much but I'm delirious from driving all day.......
Can't wait to tell you all about it!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Since it was a small class I made my Zuchinni Quiche and the girls loved it. It's one of my favorites and I even had a piece left over to take to my mom's when I went to dinner tonite....it's one of her favorites too so she'll have it for lunch tomorrow. Sometimes I'm a "nice" daughter!
I headed back to the store to get lunch ready for the Monday Sit & Sew gang and then home to pack (and find my missing passport)....why, you ask - because Barb and I are off to buy fabric tomorrow! (and other stuff too!)
If you have any "special" requests - now would be the time to get them in! Just give us a heads up in the comments, ie. colours, themes, specific lines, anything goes and you never know you might just see it in the store in the next few months......
We'll be checking the blog once we hit our destination tomorrow night so you have until then to get your requests in......
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Andy dropped by with quilt #3 - which is stunning as usual and we got a pic (I should really let Barb take the pictures - I am sooooo bad at it!)
The block pattern is from Barbara Brackman's Facts and Fabrications and Andy used shirting along with some Civil War prints to make it. It will look beautiful on the bed......
She has gone off with more fabric and another book I think to start her 4th quilt. She is absolutely amazing and I really think she's enjoying herself.
My saving grace is, I know that once all the book work is done I WILL have time to quilt. I keep trying to steal time here and there and then I get behind in the books and have to scramble to get caught up.....need to organize my time so there's some kind of "happy" medium!
It's 11:15 P.M. and I am finally leaving for home......maybe tomorrow I will be able to stitch a little. Night all!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Another of Maureen's designs - the Fun Bag - Checkers, Snakes and Ladders and Tic Tac Toe all in one bag with a large die attached and a little laundry bag of pieces for the checker game.......what a great idea! The boards attach to the outside of the bag with velcro...ingenious! Hours of fun on a road trip for sure!
This is quite comical and I probably should have enlarged it but I can never figure that stuff out......did you know that "people who own floral sofas are snobbish!" Hmm - mine are striped and checked, wonder what that means!...and that "People who have bright green dishes walk around the house naked!" Mine have roosters all over them.......hmmm! It's really quite adorable and everyone stopped to read it!
It was an amazing show and wonderful day trip. If you can do it, it really is worth the trip! I believe the show is on until Saturday or Sunday but check the website www.cotton-by-post.com and you will be able to get all the information.