Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More photos

While we were gone, we made an impulsive decision (sometimes the best kind) to make a little detour and go to Arches National Park in Utah.  It was a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky, and the rock formations were beyond amazing!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

What?! No blue jeans? Too funny!

Some folks may have seen this on Facebook, but It is just too funny, and such a reminder of how different times were.

If looking neatly put together to enjoy my sewing is required, I've got a long ways to go!

More travel pictures soon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July.  Perhaps today is a good day to show a few photos from the Black Hills in South Dakota.  This was one of many places we visited on our recent road trip.  I'll start with .Mt. Rushmore, with the stunning carvings of four of our presidents.  Adjectives don't adequately describe it, I don't think.  It is awe-inspiring, and a grand tribute to not only the four presidents, but to our country in general, I think.  The second photo is of DH and I.

We saw probably 20 or so of the burros standing in the road.  They would come right up to the car window looking looking for food handouts.  Pretty darn cute!
 We saw a few hundred buffalo.  They are simply massive!  It's hard to believe that people get out of their cars to take photos.  The rangers say that every year someone gets gored or otherwise injured by one of them.  The little calves are cute.  It's hard to imagine that something that small will grow so much.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The wanderer has returned

What a wonderful vacation we had!  Now before I tell how many miles we put on our car, you need to know that we love road trips.  So here it is:  5446 miles!  At some point I will share a few photos from our travels, but first, I had made arrangements with my quilting friend in Kansas, Linda from Linda Quilts to meet her and her husband at a restaurant in Holdrege, NE.  We had a great breakfast, and then we went to Quilter's Delight, which is so accurately named!  There is so much fabric and lovely samples!  The lady who owns the shop was very, very nice.  The two photos below are of Linda and I in front of the shop.  Needless to say, I parted with some cash here.  I was almost out the door when I saw something else I just had to have. It was so nice to see Linda and her husband again.  

I have long been a fan of Pearl Louise patterns, so when we went through Rapid City, SD, I just had to stop at her shop, the Thimble Cottage.  What a wonderful shop this is!  The displays are stunning, and so many beautiful quilts on display to tempt the browser.  Unfortunately, when I arrived, it was nearing closing time, but maybe it's a good thing I didn't have more browsing time.  I came away with a book that has a great snowman quilt pattern that I think I will have to make.

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