We finally arrived at home on 9/1/11 after being gone for 109 days! We had a wonderful trip, saw lots of wonderful sites, visited family and attended my 50 year high school reunion. We packed a lot into those days and travelled thousands of miles. But, it is so good to be home and sleeping in our king size bed!! I had to show you some more pictures of Jonah and Eli.
|Jonah and Eli heading for the first day of Mother's Day Out|
|Mommy, Eli and Jonah at the church|
|Eli with his new teacher!|
|DS#3, Jonah, Grandpa & Eli|
While visiting my SIL in eastern Oregon a couple years ago, she was showing me some of the fabric & quilts that she inherited from her mother. She also showed me some of the things from our MIL who lived near them before she died. One item was a crocheted tablecloth that was never finished. At the time, I was not sure, but the more I thought about it, I became convinced that it was the tablecloth that my MIL started for me. She actually gave it to me as a wedding shower gift and then said she needed to finish it, so she took it back. I never remembered getting it back, while she was sure she had finished it and given it to me.
This is the tablecloth now. It's about 4' x 6' and there are some squares finished but not attached.
I acquired a few things while on the trip at antique shops and/or garage sales. If you have ever seen Blackbird Designs blog, this is my attempt to copy their design. Now I need an old key.
I couldn't resist this cup - it's so delicate. I'm amazed it arrived here intact after being jostled over the road all the way from Oregon.
I got 2 hens on nests at an antique mall. I have a little collection of them.
I also won a giveaway! It is a wool applique pumpkin from Jampatterns.com . She had the giveaway on her blog here. Thanks, JoAnn! I love wool applique and this one looks like fun!
My sewing room is a jumble of fabric, blocks I pieced on the trip and half unpacked boxes. I hope to get some organization done in the next week. In the mean time, I'm enjoying having a comfortable couch to sit in and a super comfortable bed to sleep in! The added bonus is that it looks like the 100 degree temps for Texas have ended. Hey, it's only 94 right now!!