Thursday, August 28, 2008

Celebrating 39 Years!!

My sweetheart and I celebrated our 39th anniversary on August 22. We celebrated by spending a few days in northwest Arkansas. We love to go to antique shops and flea markets and there are many in that area. We enjoy seeing things we remember from our childhood and occasionally we find something we must have. We always have to go to the AQ Chicken House for an excellent dinner. Here’s some of the “finds” that came home with me.

I love the gray-green of the plate. I collect pieces decorated with fruits and vegetables.

The yellow check and burgundy striped fabrics are vintage fabrics I found as well.
I really fell in love with these fabrics...they looked like fall to me.

History and historical sites are also a favorite of ours (I’m a retired history teacher) so we took time to visit Prairie Grove State Park…a Civil War battlefield. If any of you remember the mini-series, The Blue and the Gray, you have seen Prairie Grove since many of the scenes were filmed there. It was gray and rainy and set the mood perfectly for a site where there were so many casualties of war. From there we took the Trail of Tears route to Tahlequah, OK, the national capital of the Cherokee nation. Driving down the main street of Tahlequah, my sweetheart spotted this quilt shop. We went in and had a very nice visit.
Of course, I found some fat quarters to add to my collection.
What I love most about travel is coming home!!! I always say I’ll go anywhere as long as I can come home at night!!!
This week has been a time of catch-up and more sewing. We're looking forward to a relaxing Labor Day weekend. Hope all of you are enjoying the end of summer and happily stitching away!

Monday, August 18, 2008

It’s almost the end of August and I can’t believe I haven’t posted for a month. The time flies by and I’ve been happily keeping my sewing machine humming. My oldest daughter asked for a blazer from a pattern I made for her in college. I still had the pattern and it still fits perfectly so I’ve been sewing blazers. It’s fun to sew clothes again.

I’m also working on some gifts so I can only show peeks.
We took time yesterday to drive to Norman and visit the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. My sweetheart wanted to see the “Super Croc” exhibit. It’s a beautiful museum and I will never look at those SciFi channel crocodile movies after seeing this monster!!! It’s cool and rainy today and should be the same for most of the week. August has been a surprising month….July was superhot, but this feels more like October. Certainly makes me anxious for fall.

I’ve been keeping up with many of your blogs and the summer seems to have been a busy time for many of you with beautiful projects galore! It’s so nice to visit blogs and see the choices of fabrics and patterns. It’s both restful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!