So have you ever tried an experiment and it went terribly wrong? Well we thought that we'd drive our 13 hour trip home during the night. We decided this for 2 reasons, 1. we might avoid the holiday travel on Sunday and/or congested highways. 2. DD2 (20 months old) would sleep most of the trip. Well as it turned out, we did avoid most of the congested roads..except one spot. We did drive through fog, rain, and freezing rain in the mountain of Virginia and West Virginia. DD2 slept some...5 hours between 5pm and 5 am. Yes this child defies ALL logic. It was terrible because not only was she awake, she wanted out of her car seat and it was dark outside. Then she got so worked up...that she got sick in the car ...and ALL over me too. Did I say it was 3am and dark? and freezing rain? ugh...let me just say...we won't be driving in the night again. On a brighter note, I did go to 2 places on Friday...the Quilt Garden in Garden City...at least I think that's the name...if it's not...someone will correct me. And my MIL and I went to Old Time Pottery. That's where I found this decorator toile fabric....11 yards...and it was $2.50 a yard. First, I love the yellow and pink, second..I loved the price. I am thinking of piecing it maybe 3 segments and having a machine quilter do an overall design for a coverlet. And I think I will have extra for valances too. We'll see.
I did get some fabric at the Quilt Garden. Mostly Za Za by Moda...it was 50% off and I wanted it to go with some charm packs I had bought on sale. I did get a little roll of 1.5 inch strips to make this bag.
I fumbled through the directions because they were a photocopy. A photocopy I bought with the strips. I didn't realize it was a copied pattern until I opened it. I am not sure the legalities of it all...I did pay the shop for it. Anyhow, I did get it pieced and sewn up today. I am not sure what I will do with it...but I love the fabrics.
While we were away for the weekend I finished stitching this candle mat. I love snowmen and this was an easy kit I picked up in Berlin, OH at Country Craft Cupboard over quilt away weekend. They have tons of patterns, sweatshirts, fabric and dyed wool.
And I was 'commissioned' to make this velvet black dress for one of the baby dolls....
All in all, it was a great get away. We visited with my inlaws...my MIL is a quilter. So it was good to share with her and sit and stitch while the girls played. My MIL brought me batiks and Indian fabrics from their latest trip. I still have to unpack them. But I will take pictures. I think you may find them interesting. She also had tailors make smocked dresses and cut work dresses for the girls. I am sure they will model them for me soon.
I did get to visit my friend Marilyn on saturday and she made us a pumpkin pie and muffins. DD1 LOVED the muffins....she ate 3 right away. As you can see DD1 is pretty thin....so we don't fret when she WILL eat food. I had a good visit with Marilyn and she passed on some of her stash to me. THAT was fun.
So now the partys' over...and I am back to work tomorrow..I'd better get off to bed..
It sounds like a wonderful trip that you had. I love the yellow and pink toile you picked up and the little bag is adorable. I don't know if I would have beenup to leaving during the night like you had chosen. We always hit traffic on the way home.
Traveling with kids is always a joy...you just never know what they are going to *throw* at you....Glad you had a good visit and that you got a bargain with the fabric...it would make a great coverlet.
beautiful fabric, great price!
I love that little bag you made, also that candle mat, just love snowmen :) too.
great progress for you this weekend!
I'm so sorry to hear about your adventurous ride home. But I love the toile fabric you bought. I don't really care for toile but the pink and yellow do it for me. Love it!
Your daughter is so cute! I am glad you had a wonderful trip although the drive home was´nt so much pleasure.
Glad you're back home safely! We did the driving through the night thing once to avoid Chicago traffic -- it worked like a charm, but we were dead the next day, so we vowed to never do it again.
Love your adorable little doll quilt (not to mention daughter) and that speed limit sign is too funny!
Oh my, what a time you had with travel! A sick child in the car is not a good thing...poor Mommy!
I do hope your next travel experience is a pleasant one!
Wow, that's a great deal on that fabric! I love that little snowman candle mat--very cute! I'm so sorry about your nightmare drive...there's really just nothing like being thrown up on in a car...one thing I don't miss about when my children were small lol!!!
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