Saturday, August 25, 2012
Last week Dean and I had a quick trip to Florida. We drove Dean's Dad and Mom-in-law's van back from Florida. They decided to put their Florida home on the market and they also needed some items from their home moved back to Ohio. So we met Dean's sister and brother-in-law and had the house cleared out in one day! It was a long day when you're up at 3:00 a.m. in the morning to get to the airport on time. If the airlines say to arrive 90 minutes early, don't arrive 60 minutes early. We were rushed, but made it on the airplane with a few minutes to spare.
We arrived in Tampa and rented a car so we would have a ride to Winter-Haven.
It was extremely hot there and was grateful for air conditioning.
The next day we spent a few hours house cleaning and by noon we were headed north.
We spent an evening in Macon, Georgia and drove by some huge beautiful homes on some back streets.
It was nice to take our time going home.
We also ran into some barn quilts in Kentucky. Dean knew right away that we just had to stop and take some pictures.
It was a brief trip, but worth all the smiles when we arrived home with personal memories and treasures for two special people that have done so much for Dean and I.
Hope the barn quilts inspire you to want to make your own.
I am planning on putting one on our barn in the near future!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Instead of quilting--my husband took me to a baseball game.
It's great to do fun things together instead of hanging barn doors!
The last two weeks I've had a chance to step back and look at what is really important.
There are people that have richly blessed us and they need to know how much we love you!
You know who you are :)
Let someone in your life know how much they mean to you!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
There are very few times I find a really great bargain, but last Friday I ran across a quilter's garage sale. Quilt books were seventy-five cents for paperback and one dollar for hardback books.
Top quality quilt fabrics were two dollars per pound of fabric.
My quilting friend from quilt club, Joann, bought a nice sewing machine at the same garage sale.
I'm "sew" happy that she has a newer machine and there is a sewing machine dealer in town that can help her out if she ever needs any repairs.
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!
I have been enjoying going to garage sales and spending time with family.
Fall will be here before we know it and I am looking for harvest to be early this year with the extremely dry weather conditions our farm has experienced this summer.