Monday, August 15, 2011

Travelling 2011

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  • Four Corners
  • Brice, Utah
  • Mount Rushmore
  • fishin'
  • car rides in Papa's 1922 Ford Overlander
  • Crazy Horse (from freeway)
  • Wildlife Preserve in South Dakota
  • Mammoth digs
  • Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska
  • Nebraska wildflowers
We also visited a museum, and went to a musical performed in Fort Robinson, Nebraska. It was so good to be with the folks. Mom is doing well, she only was sick one day during our time there. We went with her, Papa and Larry's brother Wayne to a Dr.'s appointment, and were able to ask some not so easy questions. Mom is in latter stage 3 breast cancer. at 82, she is confident in her next home, and says she feels fine, just has the "cancer" label. I would hope to have her attitude! She's a love, so dear to us all. It was so hard to leave Nebraska....

Of course, you have to have something to "do" on the road. I have been making these little hexies during little bits of time, but on the trip I got them sewn into a section, probably a table runner,

and two flowers to spare. I do not hand sew, really, but needing a carry along project made this the exception. I was glad to have it along....

When I got home, I had the pleasure of opening "squishy" envelopes, woohoo!! I won the Liberated Checkerboards from Block Lotto! 48 squares are gonna come together from other quilters world over, that's neat, huh?

front cover

Before our trip, Lydia had put together her wedding photos into a book on "Shutterfly". Have any of you done this before? Her book is beautiful, I'd recommend it 100%!

~one of our favorite pages~

It has quality paper, and is hard bound. We had coupons and free shipping, and 52 pages ended up costing around $50.00 apiece, not bad!

back cover

Oh, and today is Lydia's Birthday, love you, girl!

Block lotto this month is doing this flower, and here is my 4 for the month.

Do you recognize it, Lynda? You know I love the quilts you've done in this flower!

Well, I needed to post, but now I've got to get back to painting, sanding, glueing, moving woodstuff... a woman's work is never done....



  1. Isn't Smilebox great? Where were you with the cars all stacked up? Looks like a wonderful vacation!

  2. Glad you had a great trip. Love the photos!

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful trip - thanks for sharing the photos!

  4. So glad your trip went well and that you're home safe and sound! Thanks for sharing all the photos... and the info about the photo albums from Shutterfly!

  5. Enjoyed seeing your trip photos! Glad it went well, all things considered. Thanks for the info on Shutterfly. I'll keep that in mind for the next big photo occasion.

    I really like those flower blocks!

  6. Pokey, I enjoyed "catching up" with you!!! Love your projects. That wedding book is absolutely lovely!

  7. So good to see your back and ok. Good your mom was doing ok. Lots of quilting was done I see you must have been in the car along time. lol. Trish

  8. There are half-buried cars west of Amarillo off I'40--but not stacked like Carhenge.
    Love the wedding book.
    Glad you're safely home. When does school start for you? I'm back already!

  9. I love those flowers! My 12 year old granddaughter wants to make one now. Weren't they fun to do.

    Your vacation sounds and looks wonderful. I've stood on that 4 corners spot myself.

    I really need to make some of those hexi flowers too (even tho hand sewing is not my thing either).

    My oldest daughter made her blog into a hard bound book. I'm thinking of doing that at the end of the year.

    Love the liberated checkerboard. I need to find a pattern for a young man who will be graduating this year. That kind of looks like his fun attitude for life.

    Happy Birthday to Lydia!

  10. Happy birthday to your daughter. What lovely pieces ... those little round flower type would make lovely coaters. I envy all you gals that sew.

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    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~

  11. We also have pictures of Four Corners. Such an exotic sounding they still have the Indian Fry Bread stand? The boys loved standing in four states at one time! I too take Hexi's on the road with me. Loved the pictures, thanks for sharing and have a blessed school year!

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  13. Looks like the trip was a complete success.
    I have never gotten to travel in the midwest and it just looks like such a friendly part of the country. thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and a bit of your travels..
    Welcome home and Happy Sewing
    how much more do you need to do in the sewing room?

  14. Vacation, wedding book, and wonderful blocks. This was a fun post!

  15. Looks like you had a fabulous trip. So glad you were able to spend some time with family. Lydia's wedding album is beautiful. I had no idea you could do that through Shutterbug. Happy belated birthday Lydia!

  16. What a fun trip and such beautiful pictures! Despite the circumstances, I'm glad you all enjoyed the trip. Although it's hard for the family, I'm glad your MIL has that attitude! It doesn't make it any easier, but it's good to know how she feels about it all. Yes, I would hope to have that kind of disposition too but I'm not sure that I would. What an inspiration she is!

    Happy belated Birthday to Lydia! What a sweet album! I've heard about those books. It looks really awesome.


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