Monday, April 18, 2011

Home Again!

Friday we arrived home safe and sound after being gone 4 weeks.  As always, it's good to get home.

We had a wonderful time with our sons and their families!  While in Pensacola, I did manage to go to one fabric shop - A & E Pharmacy.  Yes, it's a pharmacy on one side and on the other side, it's a fabric store with a huge selection.  Below is a picture of my purchases.
 On our way home, we stopped in Natchitoches, LA to do some sightseeing.  Below is a picture of the house where the movie "Steel Magnolia" was filmed.
 Then we went to the Cane River Creole National Historic Park.  The Prud'Homme family begain farming the land in 1785 and continued living in this house (built in 1821) until around 1990 when it was donated to the National Park Service.  We received a very informative tour of the home with much interesting information about the family and the plantation.
In the girls' bedroom, there were some quilts on the beds which I took pictures of.  The tour guide didn't know who made the quilts.  I asked her because I always wonder about the person who made the quilts and like to know when they were made.


This is the master bedroom with it's beautiful appliqued quilt of red flowers.

If you ever go to Natchitoches, LA, I hope you will take the time to visit the plantation as well.  BTW it is free!

Finally, there is a great giveaway at onemorequilt.blogspot.com, so go there to sign up if you are interested.

13 comments:

Barb said...

what a fun trip, enjoyed your pictures!

Katie said...

Such beautiful quilts - that red and green one is wonderful. Knowing how hard it is to get larger pieces to stay put and lie flat, I can appreciate all the work that went into it. And your purchases are great too...no worries the quilt shop shares its space with a pharmacy, I'm sure we could find odder pairings if we tried!

Beth said...

So glad you made it home safely. Hope yougot home before all the bad weather swept thru.
Beautiful quilts on the beds in that home. WOW.
Rest and recover from your travels.
Happy stitching.

Christine LeFever said...

Simply put, beautiful! Thank you for the tour!

Marsha said...

Great pictures and those quilts are beautiful! I'm glad to hear you had a great trip and are back home safe and sound. Now you can go play with your new fabric!

Lori said...

You've been gone that long?! How fun! it looks ilke you went to some awesome places. It is never ending is it? There are always beautiful historical places to go in our country.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Glad you made it back safe and sound Ruth! Your pictures are great! I would love to go to the Steel Magnolia's house too! Just beautiful. We need to get together for a field trip to Love's to see some of her great quilts. Take care! Jennifer

Liriopia said...

Wonderful pictures! Betcha Love is really gonna like the Sunbonnet Sue!

Liri

Kathie said...

wonderful antique quilts, wow what a treat that must have been to see them. If I am ever in LA I will have to go visit for sure thanks for sharing with us
Kathie

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Welcome home! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures of your adventures coming home. What a treat for us!

Carolyn :)

---"Love" said...

Sounds like you had another wonderful trip! Those places, and particularly the quilts, are beautiful! Just wondering how long before you head out again...Hoping you and Jennifer can come to see me before you leave again. Watch your e-mail. Hope you didn't have storm damage! I escaped! ---"Love"

a good yarn said...

Beautiful homes and stunning quilts. What about those magnificent four poster beds! Ann :-)

Sandra Henderson said...

I am from Bogalusa, La.
Born there and it still "home".
Lovely photos! That is one of my all time favorite movies.
Thanks for sharing these photos!