Friday, October 5, 2012


We returned home from our 50th anniversary reunion with our sons, DILs and grandchildren and our trip to New England to celebrate on Tuesday.  Just a few facts:

Days away from home:  52

States covered:  17

National Parks/Historic sites visited:  7

State parks camped in:  3  (the rest of the time we camped in private RV parks)

Bloggers visited:  2

Relatives visited (besides our immediate family):  2

We had a wonderful trip, with beautiful weather most of the time, but it was very good to get home.  Now we are still trying to dig out from under the piles of mail and laundry stuff that needs putting away!

While on the trip I won 2 giveaways!!  The first one is this book Free Motion Quilting by Angela Walters that I won from Sewcalgal's free motion quilting challenge that I have been participating in.  There are many great FMQ ideas in this book and I can't wait to try some of them!  Thanks, Angela for your tutorial and for sending me the book!

I also won this wool and charm pack from Colleen - you can see her blog here.   I have some wool applique patterns that I will use the wool for - don't know yet what I will make with the charm pack.  Thanks so much, Colleen!

Thanks for visiting!  Now, back to digging out from under.


  1. Welcome home! Glad you made it safely... you certainly did a lot of traveling and sightseeing... I know you had fun!

    Congrats on TWO wins!

  2. Welcome home! I am one of the two bloggers you met, LOL! Love ya, Ruth!


  3. I cannot even imagine being gone from home for 52 days! I did so much enjoy your travels by proxy though. My daddy used to say, "While touring the country, be sure to see all that's there; you may never be that way again." I'm so glad you did that! Don't wear yourself out with catching up on everything at home! ---"Love"

  4. Lucky woman! And all of that ground covered--WOW! Are you itching to do more or will it feel good to settle for a while?

  5. What fun to come home to prizes!!!
    Glad you are home safely.

  6. Welcome home! I'm glad you had a good time and arrived home safely. Enjoy sleeping in your own bed, even if that is the only reward while digging out from under all the messes! You'll be back to normal in no time, even if it doesn't feel like it just yet.

  7. Glad you are back home and glad that you took us all along on your trip.

  8. What a wonderful time you must have had. Congrats. on all your winnings.

  9. Glad you like them :o) What a wonderful trip you must have had!