Monday, July 2, 2012

A Little Stitching & A Lot Of Traveling

The last two weeks I have spent more time in a car than anywhere. In the midst of our travels, I found time to stitch this Tea Time hoop and make these fabric button magnets for the fridge. I purchased the embroidery pattern from Urban Threads. My favorite part of this stitchery is the french knots I used for bubbling tea. These two items are being sent to my recipient in the Craftaholics Anonymous Gift Exchange

Fabric shopping and pool day.

The Bone Garden Cantina
Two weeks ago, I spent two days with my daughter in Atlanta. We shopped and ate the first day, visiting a great quilt store, Intown Quilters, a crafters boutique, The Beehive, and lastly went to an outdoor craft festival. The second day was pure relaxation at the pool. We had the entire pool to ourselves and then we headed to lunch at The Bone Garden Cantina, where we had wonderful food. The murals on the wall were so interesting I have included a few photos. The beautiful woman? Our daughter, Hanna. :)

Stan and I traveled to DC on Wednesday of last week. We visited our dear friend, David's, grave.  Our friend, LouCinda's father, passed early last year and was cremated. His funeral at Arlington was the Monday of last week. He was a wonderful man, a WWII Air Force Pilot veteran and hero. We found and visited his resting place while we were there.

On Friday, we drove over to Baltimore, MD. We have never been to the city and loved it. We didn't love the 105 degrees but the city was beautiful. 

Water Taxi Views
That evening, we had wonderful club seat tickets to see the Orioles play the Indians. We are huge baseball fans and getting to attend a game at Camden Yards was a highlight of the day. It is a beautiful stadium and we had a wonderful time.

We are home now. Road weary but so glad to have had the time together. This week is shaping up to be a productive week and I hope to have more crafty items to show as the week progresses.

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  1. It sounds like you had a busy week :) Your HGE gift is lovely! Isn't the exchange a fun motivation to get crafty? :)
    Happy Day!

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I enjoy exchanges for that very reason. I am looking forward to the one in November. :)

  2. So sweet, thank you for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!

  3. That is so cute! I love the embroidery! And the fabric you chose for the button magnets is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

  4. What beautiful buttons and creative embroidery. Yes, your daughter is beautiful, what a great trip. I also work in the car but I crochet Barbie clothes for my granddaughter. Thank you for sharing this awesome slice of your life at Freedom Fridays.

    1. Thanks, Evelyn, I appreciate all your kind words. I am trying to teach myself to crochet!


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